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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$13,000.00
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. covered by insurance (1 reports)
1998 Ford F-150 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 282006

(reported on)

F-150

  • 90,000 miles

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

I don't remember the mileage. It happened in Fall, 2004. The truck was PARKED & OFF. It was basically totalled. Insurance tried to give plain street value, but I produced records for the lift kit, special tires, alarm, etc & got $13k, which was fair high street value. The investigator found a charred SHOP RAG, left there by the Ford Dealership mechanic, between the radiator & the grill. Since then, there has been a RECALL for a defective engine part that causes such fires... The flames came up from the CENTER of the HOOD!!! It was pretty scary.... A big inconvenience for about 2 weeks while it was investigated...

- , Eugene, OR, USA

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