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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,957 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #21

Jun 012001

F-150

  • miles

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

When traveling on highway vehicle shutdown without prior warning. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Stamping Grounds, KY, USA

problem #20

Feb 012001

F-150

  • miles
Mechanic cannot determine causes of loud noises when steering after engine is warm.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #19

May 052001

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #18

Apr 012001

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling at approximately 70 to 75 mph when engine quit suddenly and would not restart. Oil pump was cause of defect.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #17

Mar 052001

F-150

  • miles
Vehicle was sitting around about twenty minutes in off position and consumer smelled an anti freeze odor befor exiting vehicle. After returning from shopping, vehicle was on fire in engine compartment. Fire deparment was called, cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #16

Nov 192000

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 98V007000/throttle icing: Speed control will not disengage when applying brakes, and intermittent problem with brake pedal going to floor. 2 Goodyear Wrangler ap tire's tread is completely gone, size P255/70R16, dot pdcuf8wr038. Consumer states engine has a ping sound when first started in cold weather, dealership is aware of the problem.

- Graham, NC, USA

problem #15

Oct 162000

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

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

October 2000 check engine light on immediately after refueling. Occured on Saturday, checked owners manual, "ok to drive, have dealer check". took truck to town East Ford Monday, Ford charged approx. $279 and hertz approx. 70 for rental. Ford stated "someone disconnected your maf sensor". that is not true! also they did not cover under warrenty bumper to bumper or extended or rental vehicle. I think sensor disconnected self if that is what indeed happened. Approx 1 yr. Ago the blinkers, air conditioner would not work at random. Don't know if brake lights or blinkers were visibly working from outside truck because it would happen while driving. Returned to Ford. Said can fix it if cant find it, are you sure you didn't hit a bump, bring it back if/when it happens again. Returned again because problem continued. Had to get ugly with the service people. I told Ford to keep it, drive it until the problem is found. They did and said there was a loose connection under dash. Warranty covered. I know this truck is unpredictable now. I would also like to report that in March 2000 my 33 yr old brother was killed while on the job for S&P utilities, I believe now that the truck may have stalled on the railroad track he was killed on because he had often complained about the F150 1998 bogging down and stalling. I also think now S&P is aware since they had people obtain all of the missing parts from the truck as soon as they could. His name is john cloud jr of mesquite Texas. He left 3 kids and wife.

- Seagoville, TX, USA

problem #14

Oct 102000

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Engine has knock at cold start up and goes away after engine warms up. I had contacted the original dealer in ca. Whenthis started over a year ago and they said they could not find anything wrong. I have contacted a Ford dealer hear in atlanta and they say they have no bulletins offer any reason or any other complaints. I have talk with a few of the workers at the atlanta Ford plant and one of them have the same make, year, model and engine as I do. He stated that the plant in Kansas and windsor in Canada have said that thier was a problem with the heads on this engine. Why is it that I can find out this information and the dealers do not have anything on this. I like my truck and wish to fix the problem, but can't get an answer from Ford. If you can give me any help I would appreciate it.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #13

Apr 011999

F-150

  • miles
Truck would stall. Consumer let truck sit for half and hour, then started it again and it will stall again.

- Sturgis, MI, USA

problem #12

Sep 012000

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Engine knock and ticking noise at start up, rough idle

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #11

Jun 202000

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving engine seized, causing vehicle to come to a complete stop without prior warning due to lower end of engine breaking and giving up. Consumer has contacted the dealer. Engine has been replaced with a "heavier duty" engine.

- Invernis, FL, USA

problem #10

Jan 182000

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
I have been taking my truck in for "spark knock" for about one year now. It has not been fixed yet. The Ford technical rep. Has looked at it atleast two times. When in drive with the brake pedal pushed you can give the truck gas and it will knock. And when it is pulling a trailer it knocks. I wish to get this fixed or replaced.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #9

Dec 091998

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
While driving or proceeding to turn a corner the vehicle will stall, and completely shut down without warning.

- Johnson City, NY, USA

problem #8

Sep 151999

F-150

  • miles
While driving in rainy conditions and turning left or right or even slowing down vehicle will choke a little then stall. Consumer took to Ford. But dealer cannot find the cause of the problem..

- North Canton, OH, USA

problem #7

Sep 151999

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
As soon as consumer starts vehicle the engine check light comes on and stays on. Engine it is running rough and down shifting. Contacted dealer.

- Hinckley, OH, USA

problem #6

Nov 181998

F-150

  • miles
Spark knock I have had problems with it since it had 2000 miles on it. I am worried the thing will lock up or catch fire or blow up. It has 25,000 miles on it and they still have not fixed it. They tell me if I was in Canada they have a bulletin on those models for the very same thing why not on the american models?

- Marlow, OK, USA

problem #5

May 121999

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
In wet and cold conditions vehicle stalls out and dies with no warning. Just before the vehicle stalls, alternator light comes on. To restart vehicle, driver has to turn the ignition off. The dealer has been notified and they have notified the manfacturer.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

problem #4

Oct 121998

F-150

  • miles
When driving at any speed and coming to a stop, vehicle will shutdown without prior warning.

- Shippingville, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 221999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
14 times in the last year, the truck has just died out without warning or indication of anything being wrong. Most of the time it takes 15-30 minutes before restarting. Twice this has happened on a major highway. The truck was taken to the dealership. The dealer is not able to detect the problem.

- Lacombe, LA, USA

problem #2

Jul 281998

F-150

  • miles
When driving at 55 mph to 60 mph the vehicle shut down without giving the consumer any prior warning, causing the consumer to run three vehicles off the highway road, and had to slow down and get back on the road. The vehicle has been back to Ford ten times and they can't determine the problem.

- Pittburgs, MO, USA

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