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1998 Ford F-150 Repair Histories

60 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 1998 Ford F-150. 19 of these members (31.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 38 repairs to 1998 Ford F-150s--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 1998 Ford F-150 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of 1998 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 38 repairs.

1998 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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1998 Ford F-150

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Ford in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
143000 mi US $100 AC compressor died 
Ford in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
143000 mi US $800 Axle seals are always going out on this thing. One axle was bent. 
Ford in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
1240 mi C $1000 front wheel hubs abs modulator replaced master brake cylinder front and rear brakes-complete, all brand new brake lines  

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1998 Ford F-150 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford in South Dakota, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2011
87000 mi US $750 Transmission solenoid for shifting. 
Ford in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
103000 mi   Thumping noise when truck was put into 4x4 mode. Everything trans. related was checked. Found cat. converter shield was loose, hitting front drive shaft. Converter shield bent up to fix problem! The fix worked for me! No noise, go figure! 

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford in Oregon, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2010
150000 mi   Blew passenger-side head gasket. Quoted $2,600 for dealership repair ($400 parts, $2,200 labor), recommended engine swap ($4,800). Going to fix it myself. 
Ford in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jun 2013
122760 mi C $250 Power steering pressure hose replaced 
126480   Rear driveshaft u-joints replaced 

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2013
219700 mi US $165 Noticed front wheels leaning in. Worn out Upper A Frames both Left and Right. Replaced Both. Wheels now straight and true. Noticed Instrument Cluster Illumination Bulbs weak. Replaced all bulbs and problem solved. 
224000   After Replacing Spark Plugs and Wires due to a cylinder misfire the #4 spark plug blew out of the cylinder head and had to be re-threaded and replaced. 
229000   Both Driver and Passenger catalytic converters clogged and not working correctly causing loss of power and rattling along with Engine Code 430. Removed and replaced with piece of pipe. Problem Solved 
231000   Noticed Heater Core Leaking and Heat Not Working. Replaced Heater Core. Problem Solved 
233000   Noticed brakes were spongy and bleeding off. Left Rear brake line leaking. Replaced line and refilled with fluid. Problem Solved 
242000   Starter Failed Had to rebuild starter, problem solved. Heater Core Leaking AGAIN. Replaced under Oreilly warranty. AC stopped working. Had checked and recharged problem solved. 
245000   Transmission slipping had to have transmission rebuilt 

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1998 Ford F-150

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Ford in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
96000 mi US $150 Had to replace rear brake line from master cylinder back, and one wheel cylinder. Rear differential cover leaking. 
97000   Needed wheel bearings. Needed rotors 
Ford in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
205000 mi US $230 radiator died 

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