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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%)

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1998 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (47%)

Chart based on 30 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 Tennessee, United States
Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

150000 mi

US $500
Bad alternator 
Ford in Puerto Rico
Dec 2011 - Aug 2013
Feb 2012

181600 mi

US $250
Tuneup, fuel filter, coils and spark plugs replacement. 
Aug 2013 high fuel consumption 
Ford in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2011 - Oct 2012
Apr 2012

155200 mi

US $69
Faulty negative terminal connector prevented power distribution from battery to any system. Terminal connector was replaced. 
Ford in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

84320 mi

C $160
Replaced belt, 500km later AC pump seized, blew the belt, Replaced belt with AC bypass, Removed AC pump, replaced with bypass pulley, Installed original length belt 
Ford in Ohio, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
Oct 2012

122800 mi

US $53
Spark plug ignition coil failure 
Ford in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

1240 mi

C $1000
front wheel hubs abs modulator replaced master brake cylinder front and rear brakes-complete, all brand new brake lines  
Ford in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

123000 mi

US $808
Spark plug got wet somehow. Replaced wiring. Sway bar replaced. 
Ford in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

143000 mi

US $100
AC compressor died 
Ford in Quebec, Canada
May 2013 - Aug 2013
Jul 2013

106020 mi

C $200
Power steering oil cooler leak fixed. Cooler and hoses changed. 
Ford in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

143000 mi

US $800
Axle seals are always going out on this thing. One axle was bent. 

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1998 Ford F-150 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
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! 
Ford in South Dakota, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2011
Nov 2009

87000 mi

US $750
Transmission solenoid for shifting. 

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1998 Ford F-150 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2011
Jul 2011

101000 mi

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

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2009 - May 2015
Oct 2009

122760 mi

C $250
Power steering pressure hose replaced 
Aug 2010

126480 mi

C $40
Rear driveshaft u-joints replaced 
Ford in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
Jun 2012

143000 mi

US $400
replaced flex plate 
Sep 2012

145000 mi

US $80
Ignition coil replacemnt 
Ford in Oregon, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2010
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. 

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2013
Oct 2010

219500 mi

US $15
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. 
Apr 2011

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. 
Sep 2011

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 
Nov 2011

231000 mi

US $65
Noticed Heater Core Leaking and Heat Not Working. Replaced Heater Core. Problem Solved 
Jan 2012

223300 mi

US $10
Noticed brakes were spongy and bleeding off. Left Rear brake line leaking. Replaced line and refilled with fluid. Problem Solved 
Nov 2012

241500 mi

US $75
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. 
Jun 2013

245000 mi

US $1000
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
Nov 2010

96000 mi

US $150
Had to replace rear brake line from master cylinder back, and one wheel cylinder. Rear differential cover leaking. 
Jan 2011

97000 mi
Needed wheel bearings. 
Ford in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

205000 mi

US $230
radiator died 

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