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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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Antifreeze Leaking Into Oil

I have a 1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer and my antifreeze is leaking into oil? Its blowing out white smoke on left side. Oil turning white and bubbly.

Anti Theft Light

Why would an anti theft light keep blinking while you are driving it down the road, and it does not do thos every time either one time you get in the car it does it the next time you get in it it ...

Interchangeable Parts

I have a 98 Ford Explorer XLT 173000 miles runs great I'm just wondering for maintenance and parts what year/ model would be most compatible?

Ford Explorer Warning Lights

I have this warning light on my UK spec 4wd (hi and lo range version) 1998 Ford Explorer SOHC 4.0 V6 (mouthful huh?) And I can't find it in the owners handbook.. Or the Haynes manual!

Where Do I Find Fuse For Brake Lights

Fuse for brake lights