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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
Have 98 Explorer Eddie Bauer.. Back Hatch Will Not Open..
I had to pry open the back glass of the hatch back of the explorer...glass will not completely close..will this render the entire hatch inoperable?..I cannot open back hatch at all now.
98 Ford Explorer Xlt Has No Brake Lights. Mech Says Light Control Module Ba...
Ford auto parts dept don't have it since veh is 14 years old. Junkyard said it controls the daytime running light. The mechanic says not so (I do not have daytime running lights). Different junkyard s...
How Do I Clean The Fuel Injectors On A 1998 Ford Explorer
98 Ford 5.0 Makes Noise From Distributor Shift Area .a Sqeeking I Thought I...
My 1998 Ford Explorer Sport Wont Start. I Initially Thought I Had Run Out ...
Long story short, we replaced the fuel pump, car turns over but wont stay on. Any Help is appreciated!