1998 Ford F-150 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1998 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Engine And Engine Cooling Engine problems and defects. Total reports: 61.

Idle Pulley Failed.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W6WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MAUMEE, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Aug 25, 1998

Vehicle Was Assembled With Wrong Motor Mounts For Standard Transmission Not Automatic. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1722WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in STRATFORD, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Truck Was Assembled With The Wrong Motor Mounts Causing Severe Vibration Which Caused Excessive Wear To Other Truck Components. Nlm

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in STRATFORD, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Lost #1&2 Cyl Due To Warpped Head. engine Never Overheated. engine Pinging At Light Loads Even With 92 Octane Gas. Research Shows This To Be More Than A Chance Occurance With The Triton engine.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18WOWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in POWAY, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 04, 2001

Lost #1&2 Cyl Due To Warpped Head. engine Never Overheated. engine Pinging At Light Loads Even With 92 Octane Gas. Research Shows This To Be More Than A Chance Occurance With The Triton engine.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18WOWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in POWAY, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 04, 2001

Vehicle Was Leaking From engine Head Gaskets. Noticed On Dashboard Panel Coolant Going Down, . Overflow Had No Coolant. Took Vehicle In For Service On Brakes, And Mechanic Indicated That Gaskets Were Leaking Due To A Crack In engine Head Gaskets. Warranty Expired, But Vehcle Will Be Fixed. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FILL IN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in EL CAHJON, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Driving 35 Mph When The Aluminum Cylinder Head Threads That Holds The Spark Plug Failed. The Non-ford Mechanic Said This Is A Rare Event, Seeing Only 3 Incidents On The 10 Years He’s Been Repairing. However, It Is Commonly Reported By f-150 And Lightning Owners. For Further Details, Please Refer To Http://www.f150online.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=686548. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX07L3WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in EDWARDS, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20980801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Aug 28, 2002

Consumer Stated The Head Gasket Failed With No Warning. *ak *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1725WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HUSTON, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19971001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: CHARLIE THOMAS . DEALER’S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 77234 .

Aug 01, 2002

Vehicle Experiencing engine Problems With Water Mixing In Oil Pan. engine Would Make A Knocking Noise When First Starting Or Intermittently. Owner Was Informed That Vehicle Had A Cracked Block. Please Describe Details. *ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BOSSIER CITY, LA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Vehicle Experiencing engine Problems With Water Mixing In Oil Pan. engine Would Make A Knocking Noise When First Starting Or Intermittently. Owner Was Informed That Vehicle Had A Cracked Block. Please Describe Details. *ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BOSSIER CITY, LA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

The engine Failed With Out Warning. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FULLFILL. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in OSTEEN, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Feb 15, 2003

Started Vehicle, Then Could Smell An Odor, About 30 Seconds Later It Smelled Like A Belt Burning. After Opening The Hood And Seeing A Fire On The Distributor Cap Where The 4 Wires Plug In. I S/o engine And Put Out Fire With Extinguisher. *nlm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 44402 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX08W6WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WILMINGTON, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970827. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: YORK FORD INC. . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7812311945 . DEALER’S CITY: SAUGUS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 01906 .

Apr 20, 2003

I Was Coming From The Doctor With My Wife When My Truck Starts Doing A Laud Knocking Sound. I Could Not Figure What Was Going On. The Temperature, Battery, Oil Pressure And Everything Was Fine. The Next Day I Took It To A Mechanic And He Told Me I Had A Bad Head Gasket And Found That It Damage A #1 Cyl, Bend Connecting Rod, Crack Piston And Of Course A Bad Head. To Fix It Was Over $2,500. I Live In A Social Security Disability With A Fix Income Since February And Cannot Afford To Pay All That Money And Barely Make The Payments. The Mechanic Told Me That It Has Been Lots Of Problems With These engines And Head Gaskets. I Told My Stepdaughter And We Went On-line Surprised To See Lots Of People With The Same Problem. ford Knows About These Problems Since 1998 On The 3.8-liter V-6 Head Gasket Used Between 1988 And 1995 On The Taurus, Sable And Continental, As Well As The 1995 Windstar And We Think They Did Not Fix The Problem Not Until Way After 1998 When They Issued A Technical Service Bulletin. Now 1998‘s f-150 Got Exaclly The Same Prablem. I Don⿿t Know What To Do !!! I Have Not Call ford Credit To Tell Them Yet. Anny Sugestions Please E-mail Me At Jessym28@hotmail.com

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 81095 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1720WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Apr 16, 2003

I Have Read Through The Internet That Many Of These 4.2l fordengines Have Had The Same Problems With Head Gaskets As Mine Has. *ph **dimsii Ivoq Entry Posted After 12/12/02 Cut Over To Artemis**770816

Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1729WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in AUSTIN, MN. Vehicle was purchased on 20000201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

The Consumer Detected An Unusual Vibration Coming From The Truck. When The Consumer Looked Under The Hood He Noticed That The Harmonic Balancer And Pulley Assembly Was Rotating Erratically. It Was Later Determined That A Bolt Sheared Off The Harmonic Balancer. As A Result There Was Damage To The Harmonic Balancer, Water Pump Pulley, Belt Tensioner Pulley And Drive Belt. *jb *scc *nlm

Mileage was 103937 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1721WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000304. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: DUVAL FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 904 387 6541 . DEALER’S CITY: JACKSONVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 32221 .

May 09, 2003

While Driving At Any Speed And Without Warning The Vehicle Would Stall And It Became Difficult For The Consumer To Control The Vehicle. *nlm. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE PROV. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MILFORD, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 23, 2003

1998fordf-150 Pickup Truck With A 5.4 Liter Triton engine. Without engine Ever Overheating, A Spark Plug Was Ejected From The Cylinder Head. The Plug’s Threads Were Stripped. Estimate To Fix Is About $2200.00 *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CUDAHY, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010112. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

June 16, 2003

1998f-150 With 75000 Miles. Spark Plug #2 Blew Out While Driving 30 Miles/hour. This Is A Common Problem. If You Do A Search On Www.google.com For “blown Spark Plug” The Number One Hit Is For Www.f150online.com A ford Enthusiast Group. This Site, Links To Lots Of People Haviing The Same Problem. The Problem Is An Apparent Design Flaw In The Cylinder Head. Only 6 Threads Are Holding The Spark Plug In Place. Since A Blown Spark Plug Almost Always Results In The Cylinder Head Having To Be Replaced. The Cost To The Consumer Is Around $2000 – $3000 Dollars. This Needs To Be Investigated At A Minimum.

Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L3XN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BRIGHTON, MI. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Aug 09, 2003

While Under Warranty, My ford F150 Blew The #2 Sparkplug And Cylinder Head At 25,000 Miles. It Has Happened Again With The Same Cylinder Head 60,000 Miles Later. The Repairs Will Cost Me $3000.00. ford Motor Co. At This Time Is Unwilling To Cover The Repairs. This Seems To Be A Serious Problem With The 1998 Triton V-8 engines As I Am Seeing Alot Of The Same Complaints Being Filed.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX08LXWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PUYALLUP, WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980509. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: KORUM MOTORS . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 253-845-6600 . DEALER’S CITY: PUYALLUP . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 98372 .

Aug 14, 2003

I Bought A 1998f-150, 3 Years Ago. The engine Blew Up Without Any Warning. My Wife Drove It To Work, It Ran Fine. She Starts It Up To Come Home, And The engine Was Knocking Loud. She Had To Have It Towed Home. The 4.2 engine Is A Lemon, And From What I Have Read From Numerous People, And Heard From Many Friends Is That These engines Are Junk, And ford Knows They Are. A Friend Of Mine Warned Me About These engines, He Had To Have His Replaced 3 Times Within 3 Years. 3 Times His engine Blew Up.. These Things Are Junk!!!!i Think ford Needs To Do A Recall On These engines, Or Refund Us Our Money Back On The Purchase Price. I Am Very Unsatisfied. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 92000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF0821WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DUNBAR, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000825. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: SCOTTY C’S .

Nov 17, 2003

I Own A 1998fordf-150 With The Triton 5.4l engine. The engine Has A Serious Design Flaw That Causes It To Loosen And Eventually Blow Spark Plugs Out Of The Cylinder Head. In None Of ford‘s Publications That Come With The Vehicle Does It State That These Spark Plugs Need To Be Retorgued At A Certain Mileage. The Problem First Occured At 91,000 Miles. ford Does Not Acknowledge This As A Problem. I Am Now Faced Wit A $3500 Repair To Keep My Truck Running. Doesn’t Sound “ford Tough” Does It? I’ve Done Some Investigation And Found Hundreds Of These Problems Posted On Messageboards. Please Do Something, Innocent People Can Not Be Taken Advantage Of By ford. We Bought ford Because We Thought It Was A Vehicle That Would Last And Provide Great Service. Replacing A Cylinder Head Should Not Be Considered Regular Wear And Tear. There Is A Serious Problem With The Design Of This engine!! Thank You In Advance For Your Help.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L9WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WESTFORD, MA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FRAMINGHAM FORD . DEALER’S CITY: FRAMINGHAM . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA.

Feb 06, 2003

98 f-150 4.2 V-6, engine Failure Due To Coolant Leaking Into Motor From Faulty Gasket. ford Put A Recall When It Was New, But I Bought Mine From Dealer Used, Now The Motor Is Bad, And I Still Owe Quite A Bit On It. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in POCAHONTAS, AR. Vehicle was purchased on 20010728. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: CAVENAUGH FORD . DEALER’S CITY: BLACK ROCK . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AR. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 72415 .

July 05, 2004

Spark Plugs Blew Out While Vehicle Was Sitting Still. A Loud Noise Was Heard. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer. The Plugs Were The Originals.*ak The Consumer Stated That The Spark Plug Blew Out Of The Head. *tc *jb

Mileage was 56000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L7WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DOVER, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HOFFMAN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: HBG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA.

July 29, 2004

I Have A 1998ford F150. I Was Just Driving At 45mph And The Number 8 Spark Plug Blew Out Of The Head Of My Truck. Just Can’t Figure Out How This Would Happen. Plugs Were Replaced 15000 Miles Ago. It Appears This Is A Common Occurrence On The ford Triton Motors After Doing Some Research By Talking To Parts Stores, The Internet And The Dealer. Dealer Says Nothing Is Being Done To Fix This Problem And That No Recall Was Made. I Believe This Is A Dangerous Situation. Please Help?*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 142800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L1WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MELBOURNE, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20030110. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: KELLY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: MELBOURNE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL.

Sept 25, 2004

My 1998ford F150 4×4 Blew 3 Coils Within 3 Months Of Each Other, Culminating With The Ignition Coil In August 2004. I Contacted ford And Was Told I Was Being Put On A “recall List” In Case Others Had Complaints. When The Coils Blow, There Is A Horrible Noise From The engine And An Immediate Loss Of Power Due To The Spark Plug No Longer Igniting That Cylinder For The engine To Run Off Of. Luckily, I Was Able To Pull Over To The Side Of The Road And Call A Wrecker Without Incident. All Three Coils Were Replaced And I Still Have Receipts. I Traded The Vehicle In Due To The Numerous Problems It Began Having. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L9WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MOORE, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 20010820. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Aug 19, 2004

fordf-150 Truck Exploded And Burnt To A Crisp. *bf The Fire Department Stated That The Fire Began Under The Hood Of The Vehicle. *tc *jb

Vehicle was on fire. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WASHINGTON, DC. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Feb 01, 2005

Coolant Level Dropping Slowly With No Visible Leaks. Blown Lower Intake Gasket, Filled Cylinder And Broke # 2 Connecting Rod. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1722WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MECHANICSVILLE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20041204. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 03, 2005

While Driving 65 Mph, The Driver Heard A Loud Popping Noise Coming From The Front Of The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer For Inspection, And The Mechanic Determined That The Right Head Needed To Be Replaced Due To A Spark Plug Blowing Out. *ak These Were The Original Plugs. According To The Consumers Research On The Internet And Talking To Service Managers, This Was A Well Known Problem For The Aluminum Head 5.4 L V8 engine. The Years That Were Affected Were 1997-2002. *sc *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L4WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in VENTURA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20011231. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CARS 101 . DEALER’S CITY: OXNARD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 93030 .

Feb 26, 2005

Started Vehicle And Heard A Clanging Noise Under The Hood. Immediately Turned Vehicle Off And Checked Under Hood For Source. Had A Relative To Start The Truck While I Examined The engine For Cause. Shortly After 2nd Start And Stop, Oil Began Dripping Under Vehicle. Holes Had Been Knocked In The engine Block And Oil Pan. I Have The 4.2l V6 engine In My fordf-150. I Now Have To Replace The engine Because Of The Damage Caused By The Thrown Rod.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1728WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MARIETTA, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030127. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ARROW MITSUBUSHI . DEALER’S CITY: GAINSVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

Apr 10, 2005

Overnight Hydrolock Condition, Caused By Faulty Intake Gaskets And Cylinder Head Gaskets, Causing Immediate And Unforseen Internal Damage Up To And Including Damage To Pistons, Rods, Crankshaft, And Bearings. We Were Non-informed Due To ford‘s Neglet To Send Appropriate Recall Notices For Both Vehicles Owned By Our Family. This Is A Well Documented Problem Within The Internet Community, And Although ford Did Issue Recall Notices, We Did Not Recieve Any To Our Current Knowledge. ford Motor Company Will Not Fix This Problem Because Apparently It Is Too Late To Turn In A Recall. The Response Given By ford Motor Company Does Not Seem Ethical In My Eyes, And Many Consumers Are Out Of Transportation And Be Out The Money That This Will Cost Them To Fix The Problem Themselves. These Are Honest, Hard Working Citizens That Have Believed In ford For Many Years, And For This Kind Of Problem To Come Up And To Have Them Not Do Anything About It, Removes Any Shred Of Confidence Still Remaining In Todays Manufactured Goods.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF172XWK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RICHARDSON, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20030509. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PRIVATE SELLER .

May 15, 2005

Like Many Others, My Lower Intake Manifold Gasket Failed At 132,000 Miles, Resulting In Coolant Leaking Into The #4 Cylinder And Causing A Hydrolock Condition. I Replaced The Motor. Prior To The Hydrolock, I Had Noticed Coolant Levels Dropping For A Year Or So Prior But Thought Nothing Of It And Just Periodically Topped Off The Coolant. At The Time Of Failure, I Noticed Lots Of White Smoke Coming From The Exhaust.

Mileage was 132300 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WETUMPKA, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980615. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 15, 2005

ford F150 Head Gasket Leaked Water Into The Cylinder Causing Bent Rods.***no Answer Required***. *mr *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0729WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KILN, MS. Vehicle was purchased on 19971217. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. DEALER’S NAME: ASTRO FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 228-392-5550 . DEALER’S CITY: GULFPORT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MS. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 39503 .

Mar 01, 2005

Consumer’s Request Assistance In Getting ford To Reimburse Them For Repairs For Faulty Gasket On Their 1998ford F150 Pickup Truck.*mr Water Leaked Into The Oil Because Of A Faulty Gasket Which Then Caused The engine To Blow. The Consumer Did Some Research And Found Out That The Gasket Was Recall In 1999. The Consumer Indicated That He Never Received And Notice Of A Gasket Recall. The Consumer Request That ford Reimburse Him For The Faulty engine. *nm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1729WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in COMFORT, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19990901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. DEALER’S NAME: JORDAN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SAN ANTONIO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Sept 01, 2005

I Changed My Spark Plugs At The Recommended Mileage And Since That Time They Do Not Stay Tight In The Cylinders. They Loosen Up And I Have To Re-tighten Them Everyday So That They Do Not Blow Out Of My Cylinder Head. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1761WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PLATTSBURGH, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980812. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: RILEY FORD .

Oct 01, 2005

About Two Weeks Ago, I Noticed That My 1998fordf-150 Had Steamy White Exhaust Upon Start And It Would Last Until Sufficient Warm-up. At That Point, I Did Not Think About It Much. At Any Rate, I Went Out Of Town For Two Weeks And Upon My Return From My Trip, I Got In My Truck And Tried To Start It And The engine Would Not Turn Over. Initially, I Thought It Was The Battery So, I Tried To Jump Start It To No Avail. Next, I Tried Push Starting It And Initially The Wheels Locked Up But Eventually It Started. From That Point It Was Fine However, It Wasn’t Until Friday That I Tried To Start It And Again It Was Hard To Start. When It Did It Started Rattling Indicating A Possible Bent Push Rod. Upon Calling An engine Mechanic, He Informed Me That There Had Been A Rise In 4.2 Liter V-6 engine Failures Because Of A Known Defect. It Was At That Time That I Started Doing Internet Research And Came Across Tsb 99-20-7 And Onp 99b29. At This Point, My Truck Is In The Shop Being Diagnosed And I’m Sure The Mechanic Is Going To Tell Me I Need A New engine. *jb

Mileage was 97000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1722WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CONVERSE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Nov 04, 2005

Consumer Turned ford F150 On And Vehicle Hesitated Then Cranked And Began Rattling. Head Gasket Lead Water Into The Cylinder. *ts Refer To Recall Campaign# Dp05005. *sc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0729WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KILN, MS. Vehicle was purchased on 19971217. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. DEALER’S NAME: ASTRO FORD OF MISSISSIPPI . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 228 392 5550 . DEALER’S CITY: GULFPORT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MS. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 39503 .

Mar 01, 2005

I Have A 1998fordf-150 4.2 V6 4×4 Truck, Which Has Been Brought To My Attention By My Local ford Dealership Mechanic How Notorious This Motor Is For The Problem That Has Erupted With My Vehicle, But ford Refuses To Take Any Financial Responsibility Or Action. The Truck Started Making A Loud- Knocking Sound One Morning Immediately After I Started The Truck For Work. The Mechanic Explained To Me That ford Had A Bad Intake Manifold Gasket, Which Allowed Coolant(anti-freeze) To Leak Into The Oil And Spark-plugs Causing This Loud-knocking Noise Which Is A Spun Rod Bearing. I Keep Regular Check-ups On All Aspects(oil Level,coolant,etc.) If It Were A Problem That I Caused, I Would Accept Full Responsibility. It Is Not My Lack Of Maintenance , But A Known Issue Among The 4.2 V6 ford Motor. ford Motor Co. Has Made My Life Pure Hell. I Do Not Have $4,$5 Thousand Dollars To Replace Their Mistake. I Now Struggle To Keep A Job And Make Payment On A Vehicle That Doesn’t Run. Also,my Wife And Kid Who Depend On Daddy Are Ready To Leave Home Because He Is A Failure( No Vehicle+no Money=divorce) ( No Truck=no Job) !!!! Enough Of My Problems, But I’m Now Ready To Start Losing What Means More Than Anything In Life To Me And That Is My Family. I Have Researched This Problem By Speaking With ford Mechanics ,reviewing Websites, And The General Public. ford Has Failed And Now This Internal Damage Is Leading To My Personal Life. I’m Going To Lose Everything. I Hope You Will Help Me And The Other Thousands Of 4.2 V6 Owners Who Desperately Need Assistance, Please! Thank You!! Ps. I Hope One Day The Owner Of ford,can Sleep Knowing My Little Girl/wife Will Not Enjoy Christmas As A Family Due To His Greed To Fix This Error On His Behalf. Ever Spend Christmas Morning By Your(lonesome)self Mr. ford? Merry Christmas. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1827WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DUNBAR, WV. Vehicle was purchased on 20040405. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 16, 2005

ford F150 1998 4wd 4.2l engine 102,0000 Miles – When Starting Truck engine It Would Run Rough Then Smooth Out. Today I Heard A Loud Pop Sound. Now It Doesn’t Start At All. After Checking Several Web Sites I Realized My Trouble Is Not Unique. Looked Around The Internet But Never Found A Recall Notice From ford Relating To This Issue. Further Research Seems To Imply A Major Defect That ford Knew About From Close To The Beginning Of Manufacturing Which They Never Have Done Anything About. According To A Couple Of Web Forum Sites, ford Put Out Two Technical Bulletins To Their Service People But Not To The End Users/buyers (tsb #99-20-7) (follow Up Tsb #99b209) That Pretty Much Admitted There Was A Fault With A Gasket And Could Result In engine Failure, As Mine Seems To Have Done. The Resolution Is For The engine To Be Replaced. ford Should Be Made To Stand Behind Their Faulty Manufacturing & Fix Their Errors. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1829WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MECHANICSVILLE, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19870905. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BENNETT FORD . DEALER’S CITY: CHESTER . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA.

Jan 20, 2006

1998, ford, F150, 4.2 Liter V6. Lower Intake Manifold Side Gasket Failed. Gasket Failure Led To Coolant In Number 1 Cylinder. Coolant In Number 1 Cylinder Caused The Number 1 Piston Connecting Rod To Bend. The Defective Gasket And Bent Rod Are Cleaned And Available For Review. A Total engine Rebuild Was Needed To Correct The Problem. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XWK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971004. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HENRY CURTIS FORD MERCURY . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7074692300 . DEALER’S CITY: PETALUMA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 94952 .

Sept 23, 2005

My 4.2 V-6 In My 1998fordf-150 Failed Hydro Locked After It Had Ran Just Fine, Looking Online I Found My Self To Not Be Alone, There Are Numerous Amounts Of People That Have Had The Same Problem And Some Quite Costly Repairs, I For One Am Not In The Position To Replace A Motor That Shouldn’t Have Failed In The First Place. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DODGE CITY, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 15, 2005

Dt*: The Contact Stated The Vehicle Caught Fire And Burned. The Vehicle Was Parked For 2 Hours Prior To The Fire. The Fire Department Stated In A Written Report The Fire Started In The engine Compartment In The Driver’s Side. Extensive Property Damage Was Sustained To The Contact’s House And Personal Property Inside The Vehicle. The Insurance Company Investigated And Deemed The Vehicle A Total Loss. Additionally, A Private Fire Investigator Was Hired To Investigate The Incident And Came To The Same Conclusion As The Insurance Company. The Contact Received A Recall Nhtsa #05v388000 Concerning The Cruise Control Switch Prior To The Fire. Several Dealerships Were Contacted To Perform The Recall Remedy. The Dealer’s Asked The Contact Not Bring The Vehicle In For Service Until The End Of February When Recall Parts Would Be Available. The Cruise Control Switch Was Not Disconnected In The Vehicle And Was In Working Order. The engine Was Replaced By The Dealership Approximately 2 Years Ago For Unrelated Problems. Updated 3/9/2006 – *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W5WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WHITMORE LAKE, MI. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BRIGHTON FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 810-227-1171 . DEALER’S CITY: HARTLAND . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 48114 .

Feb 02, 2006

1998, ford, F150, 4.2 Liter V6. @ Approx. 92,000 Miles. Intake Manifold Gasket Failed. Gasket Failure Led To Coolant In Number 4 Cylinder Which Caused The Number 4 Piston Connecting Rod To Break, Also Damaging The Piston. The Defective Gasket, Bent Rod And Piston Had To Be Replaced, Multiple Thousands Of Dollar Repair. No Notice From ford Indicating Potential Problem Or That Any Preventative Maintenance (i.e. Gasket Replacement) May Have Avoided Costly engine Failure Repair -or- Replacement. A Product And Highway Safety Concern In The Context That Had The Failure Occurred At Highway Speeds, May Have Caused Loss Of Control And Accident. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 92876 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ORLANDO, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 07, 2005

I Have A 1998ford F150 With A 4.2 V6 I Parked It Two Days. Later I Went To Crank It (it Was Lockup) I Had My Mechanic Look At It And He Said It Was A Big Problem With The Head Gaskets On This Model engine And ford New About It But Would Do Nothing About It. Its So Bad My Local Junk Yards Will Not Even Carry The 4.2 V6 Used engine Because Of The Leaking Head Gasket I Am On A Fix Income And Can’t Afford To Fix My Truck That I Though Would Last Several Years. *jb

Mileage was 97 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GREENVILLE, AL. Vehicle was purchased on 20011115. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

May 13, 2006

Rod Through engine Wall. Mileage 102m. *nm

Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1723WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FREEMAN, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: THORUGHBREAD FORD . DEALER’S CITY: KANSAS CITY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MO.

Aug 13, 2006

Vehicle Blew Out The #3 Passenger Side Spark Plug. Repair Option Is To Replace Cylinder Head $3500 Or Use Helicoil Repair To The Individual Cylinder. Blown Spark Plugs On Th 5.4 Trition Is A Very Well Known Problem And I’m Shocked That ford Is Not Covering This Problem. I Too Believe That They Have Covered Up This Problem By A Re-design That Corrected The Design Flaw In Later Vehicles. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 110000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SHOREVIEW, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000103. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Aug 14, 2006

Fire, Total Loss To ford F150 Pickup. Pickup Sat In Driveway For 4 Hours Since Driven And Caught Fire. Fire Department Came And Said It Was Either Electrical Or engine Related. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 120000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PRAIRIE GROVE, AR. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20020801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BOARDWALK . DEALER’S CITY: FAYETTEVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AR.

Sept 02, 2006

Dt*: The Contact Stated A Loud Pop Sound Was Heard And A Piston Or Rod Started Knocking Loudly. The Contact Removed The Radiator Belt, Inspected The Water Pump, Checked The Plugs, Then Noticed Liquid Coming From The Exhaust Including Anti-freeze. A Local Parts Store Informed The Contact Of Hydro Lock Problems With That engine. The Service Dealer And Manufacturer Were Notified And The Contact Was Referred To Nhtsa.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 136000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1721WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BLOOMINGTON, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 20041126. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ROYAL ON THE EASTSIDE .

Sept 25, 2006

Premature engine Failure (68,000 Miles) On 1998ford F150 With 4.2l engine. Was Told By Dealer That Failure Was Due To Oil Leaking Into The Intake Manifold Which Resulted In Bent Rod. Through Research, I Have Found That ford Has Known About This Issue Since 1998-1999 But Did Not Notify Customers. Now They Want $4000-5000 For New engine. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF0721WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980205. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MAXWELL FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 512-443-5000 . DEALER’S CITY: AUSTIN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 78745 .

Feb 17, 2007

My 1998ford F150 As Soon As It Got To 100,000 Miles The Oil Pump Goes Out And It Starts To Loose Coolant But Not Leaking It Any Where. As I Have Found Out These engines Between 80,000 And 100,000 Do This. Many Forums Read The Same Problem For Every 4.2l Does This. I Believe ford Should Do A Recall On These engines. Please Let Me Know What To Do. *jb

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1727WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, KY. Vehicle was purchased on 20061015. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 01, 2007

1998fordf-150 4.2l V-6 125,000 Miles . No Known Events Leading Up To Failure. Immediate Catastrophic engine Failure , Broken Connecting Rod, Due To Hydraulic Lock, Where Coolant Leaks Into The Combustion Chambers. It Is My Understanding That Technical Bulletins Have Been Issued Which Indicated That An Improper Gasket Was Used To Seal The Intake Manifold From Coolant Which Allowed The Coolant To Leak Into The Combustion Chambers, Causing This Failure . One Known Is Aera Technical Committee And Issued By Jasper engines. *ak engine Replacement Was Required. engine Was Replaced

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1724WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SELLERSBURG, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980320. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JIM O’NEIL FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SELLERSBURG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 47172 .

Sept 10, 2006

The Contact Owns A 1998fordf-150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Caught Fire While Parked After Being Driven For 20 Minutes. The Contact Called The Fire Department, But Was Able To Extinguish The Fire Himself. The Insurance Company Stated That The Vehicle Was A Total Loss And Was Towed. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 17,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1763WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NOVATO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990806. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Apr 14, 2007

I Have A 1998ford F 150 White Smoke Came From Exhaust , No Warning Truck Wouldn’t Start Finally Started, But It Was Knocking You Could Smell Anti Freeze, Called Tow Truck And The engine Was Gone, Only Had 79,000 Miles. *ak

Mileage was 79222 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF182XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RANGER, WV. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: STEPHENS FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-925-2411 . DEALER’S CITY: DANVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WV.

June 09, 2007

The 1998ford F150 Pick Up Truck 4.2 Liter V6 engine Threw A Rod During Startup One Morning. The engine Had 70,000 Easy Miles On It. No Towing, Racing Or Hard Driving. I Had The engine Replaced At A Cost Of $4200.00 With A Jasper engine At Mr. engine Because ford Would Not Help At All Unless I Paid Them $7500.00 For A New fordengine. I Had Already Replaced Two Automatic Transmissions In This Same Vehicle. The First Time It Cost Me $2200.00 At 50,000 Miles To Rebuild The Original, And The Second Time $1800.00 To Replace The Original With A Remanufactured Jennings Transmission At 160,000. From All I Have Heard ford Knew About The engine Gasket Defect And Still Has Done Nothing About It. I Have All Documentation ,and Believe This Needed To Be Remedied By ford. We Are Talking About Thousands Of 4.2 Liter 1997 Through 1999 engine Failures. I Love My Truck, But Will Never Buy Another ford Product. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1724WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ROLESVILLE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981014. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 22, 2004

My 1998fordf-150 Only Had 79,000 Miles On It And Was Well-maintained. On 8/10-07, The Coolant Level Light Came On When I Arrived Home. I Checked The Coolant Level Immediately And There Was No Coolant In The Reservoir. I Filled The Reservoir And Planned To Take The Truck In To The Mechanic When He Was Open During The Week. I Only Drove The Car About 20 Miles That Weekend And I Monitored The Coolant Level And Temperature. Everything Was Fine. That Monday Morning, Loud Knocking Came From The engine And White Smoke Came Out Of The Tail Pipe. The Truck Was Towed To My Mechanic Who Informed Me That I’ve Thrown A Rod And Need A New engine. I Have Seen Numerous Complaints On The Internet With The Same Exact Symptoms For This Year, Make And Model Of Truck. Apparently, There Was A Tsb Regarding Defects In The Upper And Lower Intake Manifold Gasket Causing Coolant To Leak Into The engine (which Would Cause A Thrown Rod), But Consumers Were Not Notified, Only Dealers. Tsb99-20-7 Why Wasn’t I Notified As An Owner? Now I Need A New engine, But I Would Have Had This Repair Done Or The engine Checked Out If I Had Simply Been Notified By ford. Why Wasn’t There A Recall Notification, Instead Of A Tsb? To Dealerships. Unacceptable. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 78700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1725WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19990617. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SOUTH STAR DODGE .

Aug 10, 2007

1998ford F150- 66,000mi. Developed A Serious Oil Leak From The Head. I Have Found Out That This Is Common And ford Is Well Aware Of It’s Recurrence. Besides Costing $2000.00 To Repair, It Is Leaking Heavily Onto An Exhaust Pipe Causing Smoke And Potential Fire. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 65500 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BROOKLYN, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 20070711. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 20, 2007

I Own A 1998fordf-150, Which Has A 5.4l engine. At 100,000 Miles The #3 Spark Plug Blew. Then On A Trip Back From Idaho Falls Idaho This Month To My Home In Lindon, Ut The #1 Plug Blew. Based On Research, I Understand This Is A Serious Issue. The Second Time My Plug Blew, I Was Driving On A Very Ice Covered Highway (i-15 Just North Of Blackfoot, Id). When #1 Went The engine Immediately Began Running Extremely Rough And My Speed Drastically Decreased. This Combination Made Me Lose Control On The Freeway And Almost Slid Off The Side Of The Freeway Possibly Rolling My Truck. Luck Would Have It, There Were No Other Vehicles Near Me. Given The Seriousness Of This Issue And The Overwhelming Incidents, I Think It Is Time Someone Took Action Against ford. This Could Potentially Cause A Death! If Nothing Is Done, Then The Government Is As Much To Blame For Not Doing Anything About A Known Safety Hazard. *tr

Mileage was 142000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LINDON, UT. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Dec 28, 2007

The Contact Owns A 1998fordf-150. The Check engine Light Illuminated. The Mechanic Stated That The Left Lobe Would Not Fire And Caused The Check engine Light To Illuminate. The Failure Mileage Was 42,000 And Current Mileage Was 46,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF176XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WAVERLY, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20000401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 23, 2007

1998f-150 5.4l Triton I’ve Owned This Truck For 2 Yrs. And Put 30,000 Miles On It. Currently At 124,000. Other Than Maintenance (not Including Spark Plugs) Have Changed Both Cv Shafts And Bearings In The Front. Feb. 3, 08 Without Any Warning Or Precursor It Blew A Spark Plug From The Head Stripping The Threads. It Occurred Very Quickly While Coasting Down Hill At 55 Mph. Not Hardly Working The engine. I Knew What It Was Immediately, I Had Been With A Friend When His 2000 F 150 4.6l Blew A Spark Plug For The Second Time In 6 Months. This Action Almost Stalled My Truck Out Being At Low Rpm To Begin With It Rattled Violently. I Was Afraid My 10 Yr Old Brother And I Would Have To Walk For Help. Not Fun In Ny In Feb. A Passerby Came To Our Aid. I Had The Truck Towed Home By A Friend. Still Trying To Find A Suitable And Affordable Repair. Thousands Of These Incidents Have Been Reported To Various Websites, Dealers, And Even To ford. Some Instances Have Resulted In Fires Destroying The Whole Vehicle. Ignited By A Stray Spark Plug And Fuel Mist From The Cylinder. Something Must Be Done By ford. Most Repairs Run $2,000 – $4,000 Each Time A Plug A Spit. Many Vehicles Have Under 100,000 Miles. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 124320 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L7WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ROCKSTREAM, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Feb 02, 2008

I Have A 1998ford F150 With The 4.2 Liter V6. This Had Been A Great Truck And Has Had Regular Oil Changes. The Other Day I Noticed That My Coolant Level Was Low And Then The I Threw A Rod. Did Not Thick Much Of It At The Time, But Later I Was Checking On The Internet And Discovered That This Is A Recurring Problem With This Motor. I Had Been Regular ford Customer, But No More. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 110000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BELLEVILLE, IL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Feb 10, 2008

New Spark Plugs Were Installed At 70,000 Miles On My 1998ford F150. A Few Weeks Later A Spark Plug (cylinder #4) Was Ejected From Its Threads, Causing Gas Vapors To Fill The engine Compartment And Vehicle Cabin. After The Loss Of Power And The Need To Replace The Spark Plug (the Spark Plug Seemed To Be Reinserted Without Problems), It Seemed To Run Fine Until 5 Weeks Later The engine Lost Power And Another Miss Fire Was Recorded By The Code Reader. Now The Check engine Light Remains On (code Reader Show Cylinder #4 Miss Fire) With A Loss Of Power. Now A Helicoil Kit Will Have To Be Install At A Cost Over $117. If The Helicoil Kit Does Not Work, The Vehicle May Have To Be Sold For At Fraction Of What Its Value Would Be Without The Forementioned Problems, Otherwise It Could Be Used As My Regular Driver- Thanks ford! *jb

Mileage was 71506 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W0WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in YORK, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Dec 22, 2009

The Contact Owns A 1998fordf-150. While Driving 30 Mph, The Contact Heard An Unusually Loud Knocking. The Contact Moved Off The Roadway To Examine The Noise. He Discovered That The Spark Plugs Had Fractured And Popped Shot From Under The Hood. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Authorized Dealer Where They Advised That The Spark Plugs Would Need To Be Threaded And Coiled. The Spark Plugs Were Replaced Under At Owners Expense. The Failure Mileage Was 85,000 And The Current Mileage Was 144,000.

Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CARSON, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Aug 15, 2007

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