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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    ricky1981
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    Got The 4.0 And A 5 Speed Got The Pcm And Stering Colum Keys And All Out Of...

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    Every couple of weeks my 1998 4.0 explorer acts like it shuts off.only lasts a second and back to ok.shows no codes or lites

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    I need a 1998 Ford explorer ut keep reprogrammg I think the car won't start because.

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    I Have A 1998 Ford Explorer Ut

    PLEASE SOME ONE HELP ME ... it sounds like a lot of money to get things fixed and I are u can also save so my problem is I got a car from a Craigslist and my car started up it drove home I had to ...

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    Why Wont My Windows Roll Up Or Down In My 98' Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edi...

    All fuses are good, all windows stopped working. Sunroof still works, wipers, dome light, etc etc etc.

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