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1998 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1998 Ford Escort

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1998 Ford Escort is between $351 and $429 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1998 Ford Escort
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$390
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Valve seats (components in the cylinder head that help seal the valve) can fall out. When this happens, it causes rough running and creates noise. Replacement of the cylinder head is commonly req...
The engine may overheat due to coolant loss as a result of a cracked cylinder head. In most cases the cylinder head will require replacement to correct this concern.
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June 09, 2012
1998 Ford Escort
My 98 Escort was my first and only new car purchase.I have had the clutch replaced,and when they did that they found the rear main seal was leaky,the oil sending unit had a drip,and a couple of sof...
May 20, 2011
1998 Ford Escort
my car is a good car but i want more power and a lil better mpg. i have the dohc 2.0 and for some reason when siteing for a few or driveing in hot weather if the a/c or heater is not on it starts ...
April 19, 2010
1998 Ford Escort
1998 escort with 2000 engine. Best car I have ever owned. 165,000 miles and only spent about $300.00 on it outwside of normal maintenance. I have a Caldillac that rides better and quieter but ha...