1998 Ford F-150 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Manifold, Header, Muffler, Tail Pipe 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 Exhaust System Manifold, Header, Muffler, Tail Pipe problems and defects. Total reports: 10.

Muffler Rattles When On Idle.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W1WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BLYTHE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Dt: The Consumer Took The Truck To The Dealer For An Inspection. They Found An Exhaust Leak At The Exhaust Manifold. The Dealer Claimed That The Bolts Contained Condensation And Had Rusted Out On Both Sides. *jb

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ROMULUS, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: JACK DEMMER FORD .

May 12, 2005

Faulty ford F150 4.2 6 Cyl Eng Lower Manifold Gasket. *ak

Mileage was 113000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1724WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TOANO, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20020303. 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: WILLIAMSBURG FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 757-229-2411 . DEALER’S CITY: WILLIAMSBURG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 23188 .

Dec 11, 2005

My Truck Had A Defective Manifold Gasket, The Same Problem That So Many ’97 – ’98 f-150 Owners Have Had. (see Website: Http://forums.treemedia.com/fb/showthread.php?t=224) Coolant Leaked Into My engine Due To ford‘s Faulty Gasket And Ruined The Entire System, Forcing Me To Spend $3400 On A New engine. The Website Mentioned Above Has Had Over 45,000 Hits, Which Clearly Shows That This Is A Major Problem. Please Look Into This Problem. ford Is Fleecing Its Customers. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in COLUMBUS, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20040401. 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 . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 07, 2005

The Contact Owns A 1998ford F150. The Contact Heard A Loud Noise Coming From The Vehicle. The Mechanic Stated That The Bolts Holding The Exhaust Manifold Rusted, Causing The Manifold To Separate From The engine. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Current And Failure Mileage Were 115,000.*ak Update 04/30/07*tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 115000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W9WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HOLMEN, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 20001001. 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. DEALER’S NAME: CARLSONS AUTO CENTER .

Mar 01, 2007

The Contact Owns A 1998fordf-150. The Contact Stated That The Bolts That Hold The Exhaust Manifold Onto The Heads And The Bolts Has Rusted. The Failure Has Resulted In An Exhaust Leak, Which Has Begun To Leak Into The Cap Of Her Vehicle. The Failure Occurred While Driving 5 Mph. The Bolts Must Be Drilled Out In Order To Be Removed. The Current Mileage Is 88,000 And Failure Mileage Was 84,000. Updated 02-01-08 *bf Updated 02/01/08 *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 84000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L4WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CAMBRIGE SPRINGS, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. 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: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BRYAN KERR AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 814-398-8437 . DEALER’S CITY: CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 16403 .

Jan 03, 2006

1. Normal Driving Conditions 2. I Had 3 Spark Plugs And 3 Coil Ejections From Cylinder Head So Far 3. Rethreading The Cylinder Heads With Helicoil Kits Had To Buy New Spark Plugs, And New Coils I Have One Coil And Spark Plug. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX08L6WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LOCKHART, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20050627. 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: 2 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CHAMPION CHEVROLET . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 512 345-7890 . DEALER’S CITY: AUSTIN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 78759 .

Sept 26, 2007

I Am One Of The Thousands Of ford Customers With A F150 4.2l V6 1998 That Have A Blown engine Because Of A Leaky Gasket. My Truck Has 92,000 Miles On It, Bought It Used From A Dealer In ’05 With 72,000 Miles On It. Ran Great Until I Went To Start It In The Morning One Day And White Smoke Poured Out The Tail Pipe And It Knocked Like Crazy. I Have Been Saving For The Past Year And A Half To Get Enough Money To Fix It, When I Discovered That This Is A Problem That Stretches Across The Board. *tr

Mileage was 92000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MIAMISBURG, OH. 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: BEAU TOWNSEND FORD . DEALER’S CITY: VANDALIA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH.

Oct 26, 2006

1998fordf-150 Muffler Bolts Sheared Off On Both Sides. Consumer States That The Muffler Bolts Came Off Of The engine Sides. *nj The Consumer Stated The Transmission Was Replaced At 90,866 Miles, And The Rear Wheel Bearing Was Replaced. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W7WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CHESTER, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. DEALER’S NAME: MAPLECREST FORD . DEALER’S CITY: MENDHAM . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NJ.

Jan 01, 1901

Failure Was Immediate, ford F150 Fuel Tank Straps. While Driving Down The Road Apparently The Tank Straps Gave Way And The Fuel Tank Dropped. Before Coming To A Stop And After Catching Some Uneven Pavement, Fuel Tank Was Pealed Open And Losing About 8 Gallons Gas. Fire Dept Was Called And They Cleaned Up Spill. Both Straps Broke And Fuel Tank Is Un-repairable. Updated 08/05/11 *bf The Consumer Stated He Experienced Other Problems With The Vehicle, Such As A Leaking Power Steering Gear Box, Brake Lines Had To Be Replaced, There Was A Leak In The 4-wheel Drive Gear Box, The Muffler Hangers, Ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends And Shocks All Had To Be Replaced. Updated 08/11/1*jb *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 174200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W9WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PAINESVILLE, OH. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 04, 2011

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