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1998 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance Costs

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

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1998 Ford Explorer is between $431 and $526 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
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1998 Ford Explorer
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$478
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A rattling noise from the engine may indicate that the timing chain cassette is worn. Our technicians tell us that installing an updated cassette and timing chain tensioner should correct this conc...
The Ford Explorer is known for a rough idle, engine stalling, loss of power, and misfires, accompanied by the check engine light. The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, which creates a ...
Various problems with the 5-speed automatic transmission were common. These problems can be more common on the 2002 models with build dates before March, 2002. There are many service bulletins desc...
if the coil packs are bad......, will it cause the engine to turn over slow
problem occurrs whilie driving
Would like to have a rebuilt engine put in my vehicle.
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, GASOLINE OR NATURAL GAS ENGINES, THE SPEED CONTROL...
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HIGH BACK SEATS, THE UPPER BOLT ON THE DRIVER¿S S...
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IM...
Overall (5 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
June 11, 2012
1998 Ford Explorer
I was told I need to replace the front end of my 98 Ford Explorer It has 211000 miles on it runs great. They said I need new ball joints,tie rods,shocks and struts how much should this cost? ...
July 02, 2010
1998 Ford Explorer
it went from my aunt to my gramps to my dad and now to me and its still working. problem with the fuel pump and transmission but overall a good car =]
September 15, 2009
1998 Ford Explorer
Bought this car in 2002 from a dealer. She had 50K on her. She now has 80k and I must say has been trouble free driving. Had to have the A/C charged and the thermostat changed and the factory radio...