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1998 Ford Explorer Overview

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2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV
28 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,503
2 Dr Sport SUV
20 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,646
4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV
16 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,898
4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV
6 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,389
4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV
8 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,612
4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV
12 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,487
4 Dr Limited AWD SUV
8 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,311
4 Dr Limited SUV
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,715
4 Dr XL 4WD SUV
14 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,358
4 Dr XL SUV
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,279
4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV
33 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,597
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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 52 reviews

Get In It Or Get Passed Up by Nick
 — BETSY!!! everyone i know has been in her atleast once and loves it(i think) kim: "welll, its an amazingly awesome piece of gas-guzzling metal that has been fixed up with uhmazzingg blue neon lights... Read More
She's A Hottie by Ryan
 — Been a great truck so far. Amazing fuel economy considering how old it is. The little 4.0L needs to downshift when going up a hill, but it usually has enough pep when needed. It's fun enough, and h... Read More
Great Fun Good All Rounder by Terry
 — off roading this car was great fun extremely capable motorways was great on fuel cruising was lovely juicey round town tho and de-limited would easily reach 130mph+ very strong truck overall but delic... Read More

1998 Ford Explorer Overview

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1998 Ford Explorer

The 1998 Ford Explorer once again topped the sport-utility vehicle market in US sales. Changes were minimal in the exterior and interior design and detail, except for some slight tweaks to the front grill.  

Under the hood, though, it was a different story; the high-power 5.0 liter V-8 engine (standard on the Eddie Bauer and Limited trims, and optional on the Sport, XL, and XLT trims) got a design overhaul, boosting its output to 215 horsepower. Buyers who weren't looking for that much power had the choice of two 4.0 liter V-6 engines, including a single overhead cam model with a 205-horsepower output.

Ford also made some refinements to the rack-and-pinion steering system on the '98 Explorer, and reviewers praised its improved agility.  

Still, the '98 Ford Explorer appealed mainly to SUV buyers drawn by its roomy interiors, big cargo capacity, and rugged construction, not to drivers looking for a high-performance vehicle.  However, its four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options did appeal to people wanting a tough vehicle for off-road adventures.

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Ford Explorer Questions

angie_j
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I Have A 98 Explorer Sport,i Have Put A Temperature Sending Unit On It And ...

any help would be appreciated.Once it gets going it runs great.It usually takes a good 5 to ten minutes to get it straightened out.

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William Jones
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Door Locks

I can lock all doors with drivers switch,but cannot unlock all doors,is this normal? Hatch works both ways,any ideas Thanks Billy

516 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Tiredofcartrouble1
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Why Is My 1998 Ford Explorer Still Overheating?

I have replaced water pump , radiator , thermostat , and heat sensor. Shows no signs of cracked or blown head gasket . What else could it be?

628 views with 9 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Dee Brown
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How Do I Clean The Fuel Injectors On A 1998 Ford Explorer

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I Have Replaced Two Blower Motor Resistor On My 98 Explorer With Auto Temp ...

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