1998 Ford F-150 Ford F-150 1998

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1998 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 36 repairs.
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1998 Ford F-150 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (77%)

Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1998 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

122800 mi

US $53
Spark plug ignition coil failure 
123000 mi

US $194
Spark plug got wet somehow. Replaced wiring. 
181600 mi

US $250
Tuneup, fuel filter, coils and spark plugs replacement. 
181000 mi high fuel consumption 

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1998 Ford F-150 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

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 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

101000 mi

US $30
PO401 - DPFE Sensor, front universal joint 2WD . . 

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

145000 mi

US $80
Ignition coil replacemnt 
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. 

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

224000 mi

US $5
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 mi

US $50
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 mi

US $65
Noticed Heater Core Leaking and Heat Not Working. Replaced Heater Core. Problem Solved 
241500 mi

US $75
Heater Core Leaking AGAIN. Replaced under Oreilly warranty. 

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1998 Ford F-150

6-cylinder manual 2WD

205000 mi

US $230
radiator died 

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1998 Ford F-150 Engine Problems

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