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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,473 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Feb 152008

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,662 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1998 Ford Expedition with 97,000 miles blew out the #4 spark plug during normal operation. This was the factory original spark plug.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #27

Nov 042007

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Ford Expedition 5.4L V8 engine, spark plug from cylinder#3 blew out of head causing damage to cylinder head and ignition coil. Cleaned out threads with tap of same size, which are impossible to see in tight area of engine compartment and installed new spark plug but it blew out again two days later.

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #26

Jan 072006

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
Spark plug blow out Ford 5.4 V8.

- Wintersville, OH, USA

problem #25

Jul 162003

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,486 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 1998 Ford Expedition 5.4L engine. At under 50000 miles a spark plug blew right out of the cylinder. Head and stripped the threads. Repairs included a new cylinder head. Ford recommends spark plug change at about 100000 miles. The issue is a defective design of the aluminum cylinder head only having a few turns of thread to hold in a spark plug under compression.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #24

Aug 132003

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer stated head gasket was leaking oil. Dealer emphasized the need to replace head gasket as soon as possible.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #23

Jan 192003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,102 miles
Spark plug blown out of stripped socket

- Redwood Shores, CA, USA

problem #22

Sep 012001

Expedition

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving at any speed the vehicles engine shuts off. Consumer states' vehicle will not restart for several days. Ford has replaced the computer module and the theft system and problem keeps reoccurring.

- Concord, NH, USA

problem #21

Dec 231997

Expedition

  • miles
Repeated problem that has escalated to a suggested engine replacement. The #4 coil has been repaired 10 times. The vehicle warranty and extended warranty have been exhausted. Ford has repeatly failed to find the real problem. The customer service department representatives and supervisor have said that there's nothing Ford can do about my problem. "it's the Ford policy."

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #20

Mar 272002

Expedition

  • miles
Dealership says oil leak due to engine block being mis-cast. Dealership recommends new engine to fix the problem. Heads could be replaced but problem would reoccur again. This problem has occurred in many engines and Ford is aware of this but is offering no help with the cost of replacement or recall on the engine to anyone but those who have Ford extended warranties. This is the original engine that was put in the truck. The defect has always been there and is not something that has occurred over time. Cost of new engine approximately $4,500.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #19

Mar 262002

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
When starting the vehicle it would shut off and could not be restarted, the vehicle was taken to the dealer but the problem could not be found. Nlm

- Jackson, FL, USA

problem #18

Nov 152001

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The engine consistently cuts out when placing the transmission into reverse. Its been back twice, but no trouble found. It happens when in traffic and has nearly caused rear end collisions. No particular action causes this, just come to a stop and put it in reverse.

- Charlotte Hall, MD, USA

problem #17

Oct 302001

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
When vehicle is parked down hill after starting and letting the vehicle warm up engine completely shutsdown, cause unknown.

- Bennett, NC, USA

problem #16

Aug 242001

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Parts of rubber kept coming off, engine kept loosing to much oil but claimed they could not find why. Has done this since I bought it now find the problem the intake is busted can not pay to fix it. Never get recall notices. No safety defect.

- Wesson, MS, USA

problem #15

Nov 011998

Expedition

  • miles
Dealer said it was normal to put in a quart of oil every thousand miles. Consumer does not agree, none of prior vehicles needed that much oil.

- Long Branch, NJ, USA

problem #14

Feb 012001

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
While driving engine died, engine replaced at owner's expense.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #13

Dec 141999

Expedition

  • miles
While driving, the vehicle is stalling, once it stalled while making a right hand turn.

- Singer Island, FL, USA

problem #12

Nov 072000

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Windows- all power windows occassionally will not let up if down or down if up. Engine- when stopped, gives an intermitten vibration. Child locks- engages when unlock power locks. Turn signal- if steering wheel not straight, can't engage turn signal. Tires- making sound as if they will peel off at any moment. (tiresize: P255/70R16)( dot number: Tire size: P255/70R16 )

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #11

Jun 022000

Expedition

  • miles
Vehicle had been leaking oil since it was bought. But, dealer couldn't find where the leak was coming from.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 021998

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine failed.

- Palos Verd, CA, USA

problem #9

Jan 061999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Computer malfunction causing vehicle stalling after fixing computer incidents of stalling still continuing.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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