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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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How Do I Disable Ante Theft On A 1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition
My gear shift in my 1998 Ford Explorer ( Eddie Bauer) something snapped inside. My suv is stuck in reverse and I don't know what to do. I cannot take my key out of the ignition. I put the E Brake...
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This SUV has been sitting for three months with a quarter tank of gas and a dead battery. After replacing the battery and trying to start, it would only turn over without actually cranking. It act...