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Based on 52 reviews
1998 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 52 reviews
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
How Do I Change Out A Side Vent Window (drivers Side) On A '98 Ford Explore...
Driver's side vent window fell out due to a broken pop-out latch and dry-rotted glue in the mount railings. If I find a replacement can I not mess with the mounts and just glue the replacement wind...
Should All Wheels Turn On Jack Stands On 98 Explorer With Auto,4 Hi,4 Low
one rear wheel turns,one starts then slows to stop,sometimes starts slowly,stops.also makes clunking noise,not constantly, but most of the time.noise seems like its at rear end?axle,spiders,pinion?
1998 Explorer Periodically Blows Starter Fuse Only When We Start The Vehicl...
Upon starting the vehicle today the engine kept turning but would not fire. I could not stop it from doing this. I shut off via the ignition, pulled the starter fuse nothing would shut it off. The...
Flashing "overdrive Is Off" On My 1998 Ford Explorer 2 Wd 4 Door
After pulling a "light" trailer for about 60 miles, my "OD is off" light is flashing. Have pulled this trailer many times in the past. Check of trans fluid shows full, clear and has no unusual odor....