1998 Ford Explorer Overview


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1998 Ford Explorer Overview

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 Much Is Too Much Freon

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    Why Does My 98 Ford Explorer Shut Off When Its Hot Outside?

    when driving on a hot day, my 98 ford explorer will shut off, and not start back up again until it cools off. in the winter months, i can drive it most of the day. but now that its summer, i can bar...

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    1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Has Power Door Locks. The Rear Liftgate Powe...

    1998 ford explorer eddie bauer has power door locks. The rear liftgate power door lock motor works but does not unlock.

    721 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    What Part Do I Replace To Fix The Heat/ac Fan Which Completely Stopped?

    The fan for the heat & a/c completely quit blowing. Air will blow out of the rear ac/heat vents, but absolutely nothing in the front/main fan. It is a 4.0l SOHC 4x4.

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Transmission Compatibility

    Is a 96 Ford explorer transmission compatible with a 98 explorer?

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