1998 Ford F-150 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit 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 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit problems and defects. Total reports: 6.

The Bearings Burned Out On The Differential. Dealer Contacted And Replaced The Differential Under Warranty. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W9WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ALTHA, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Oct 03, 1998

Differential Unit Broke On Two Occasions, And Been Repaired/replaced Under Warranty By Dealer. Problem Reoccurred Again, And Dealer Refused To Repair Due To Warranty Expiring, But Still Knew That This Was A Defective Part. Feel Free To Provide Any Further Details On This Matter. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1727WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in YUCCA, AZ. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 11, 2001

Differential Gears Attached To Transmission, Hole The Oil For Transmission. Differental Is Dripping Every Day Because Seal That Holes It In Securely Is Defective.*ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RIALTO, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Nov 01, 2001

The Differential Has Disintegrated Inside. This Was Caused By A Bearing Which Came Apart And Caused Everything Inside To Shift About An Inch Towards The Drivers Side. How Dangerous Is That? Ultimately, The Housing, Ring Gears And Other Gears Inside Were Damaged Beyond Repair. It Started With A Slight Hum At 45 Mph And Within Two Weeks Completely Broke So That The Driveline Turns Within The Housing While The Wheels Stay Put. I Use My Truck Only For Street Transportation And Have Taken Impeccable Care Of It. The Truck Has 102,000 Miles On It. Only Two Months Ago, I Had The Fluid Changed Everywhere Including The Rear End. I Have Put A Rebuilt Rear End Resulting In $2600 Out Of My Pocket. Thanks Mr. ford For That!*ak

Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W0WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TACOMA, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000901. 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: BOWEN SCARFF FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (253) 852-1480 . DEALER’S CITY: KENT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 98032 .

Oct 09, 2004

I Bought Used Vehicle From The Bo’s Autorama On 6/2004 And Used It Once Or Twice In The First Year. I Started To Use It Regularly In April 2005. First I Had To Replace The Spark Plugs/wires Because Of Water Getting Into Them, And Causing A Miss In The Engine On 4/2005. Then I Had Them Sealed On 9/2005, Then, Replaced On 12/2005 , And The Problem To This Day, Has Never Been Fixed, But I Spent Over $900 Trying. The Transmission And Rear Differential Has Had To Be Replaced 3 Times On 5/2005, 6/2005, And 7/2005. The Muffler Was Replaced In 8/2005, The Battery Died In 10/2005, The Front Brakes Went Out In 11/2005. So Less Than 14,000 Miles From Purchase I Had Spent Over $5ooo In Repairs, And Still Could Not Drive It. I Took The Truck To Bo’s Beuckman ford And Will Never Deal With Them Again. They Over Charged Me For Lousy Work. Also, ford Would Not Pay For The First Faulty Rear Differential Because I Did Not Have ford Install It. Why Would I? They Could Not Fix The Engine Miss After 2 Tries, And Charged Me Both Times, And It Took Them 3 Times To Fix The Transmission. *ak

Mileage was 74000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ELLISVILLE, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 20040607. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: BO’S AUTORAMA . DEALER’S CITY: GRAY SUMMIT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MO.

Apr 15, 2005

I Purchased A 1998 ford f-150 In 2000 From Carmax In Arlington, Tx. I Have Had No Major Problems Until Nov. 7th 2008. I Was Driving And Approached A Traffic Signal. I Attempted To Depress My Brakes When The Vehicle Locked Up And Spun Sideways At The Intersection. When I Exited The Vehicle I Found That My Driverside Rear Differential Had Broken Lose And The Rear Differential Clamp Had Broken Off Allowing The Entire Driverside Differential To Fly Off Of The Vehicle. % Minutes Earlier I Was On The Freeway. If This Would Of Happened On The Freeway, I Would Not Be Here Today. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 112000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1768WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WRIGHTWOOD, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Nov 07, 2008

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