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1998 Ford F-250

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1998 Ford F-250 Problems

Engine -- Verified

There is a technical service bulletin for the V8 engines regarding a possible problem with the spark plug being ejected from the cylinder head, damaging the threads in the spark plug hole. If the vehicle is under warranty, cylinder head replacement is recommended. If the vehicle is out of warranty, Ford authorized the use of a specific thread insert to repair the head.

Engine -- Verified

An oil leak may develop from the the right side head gasket.  Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. Our technician tell us an updated head gasket is available to correct this concern.

Engine -- Verified

An illuminated Check Engine Light could indicate that one or more of the ignition coils has failed due to excessive spark plug gap. To fix this problem, the ignition coils that have failed, the spark plugs, and all coil boots should be replaced.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The EGR orifices in the intake manifold may plug with sludge. If the truck has high mileage, this may cause engine misfire when first accelerating because too much EGR gas is directed into the cylinders of the unplugged orifices. This makes the mixture lean, which causes a gradual stumble that increases in severity until repaired.

1998 Ford F-250 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 11, 2000

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Ford has recalled 1998-2000 vehicles equipped with compressed natural gas fuel systems due to an incomplete label for the fuel tank. Ford sent a new label to owners.

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Drive Train, October 20, 1997

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Ford has recalled 1997-1998 Expedition, F150, F250, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles due to a possible shift cable malfunction. On some vehicles, the cable may become detached from the steering column bracket. This may prevent the shifter from engaging the "Park" gear, even though it may still indicate "Park," and the vehicle could roll away. Dealers will secure the shift control cable to the steering column bracket and add a tie strap to the connection.

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Drive Train, September 12, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

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Drive Train, August 7, 2006

Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, GASOLINE OR NATURAL GAS ENGINES, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT.

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Drive Train, July 20, 1998

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Ford has recalled 1997-1998 Expedition, F150, F250, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles because of lug nuts that do not clamp the wheels securely enough to the wheel hubs. These lug nuts can loosen and cause the wheels to separate from the vehicle. Dealers will inspect the wheel studs and replace the lug nuts with a new design.

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1998 Ford F-250 Questions and Answers

budman2, 1998 Ford F-250, 4.6L V8, Bloomfield, NY

I have replaced to vacuum solenoid and booster or whatever its called on the front diff.I heard somewhere that if you put the heat on defrost and then engage the 4 wh that a specific vacuum line is...

budman2, 1998 Ford F-250, 4.6L V8, Bloomfield, NY

I have replaced the vacuum module and the solenoid on the firewall, on occasion if engine is cold and u turn on defrost it will kick into 4 wh low.Also heat it sketchy at best. Will warm up and hav...

dannydoe, 1998 Ford F-250, 5.4L V8, Hollywood, FL

Yes , need to replace my ac control panel . Can not afford factory parts . What type of Ford truck or suv ac control panel is compatible to my 1998 Ford f 250? Thank u

adesumi38, 1998 Ford F-250, Mableton, GA

i have replace the fuel pump,tune up,crank sensor and cam sensor, still i am not getting no fire . can sombody please point me to my next lead, thanks in advance.
the sooner the better!!!

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