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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
93,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1998 Ford Explorer exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 302008

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

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

I took my car (a lemon since the day i bought it) into the dealer - the guy was a real tool- not in a good way- they tell me my cat converters need replacing and a tune up - i said i didn't have 1900 dollars lying around and my skeptical nature had we wanting a second opinion- i took to another shop and this guy tells me the same thing and that i have to buy the original parts because the car was bought in California. so i researched it and found out that its only where the car is registered not where it was bought. Both places tried to trick me into buying original ford parts. anyway, after more research i learned that there always is another reason why the cats are malfunctioning. so i would wind up replacing that part again in the future.

- , Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #1

Mar 272005

(reported on)

Explorer

  • 92,000 miles

IF YOU DO NOT REPLACE YOUR CATALYTIC CONVERTER IF DIAGNOSES BAD CAN THIS CAUSE ENGINE PROBLEMS.

- , Pollock Pines, CA, USA

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