Engine Cooling System problems of the 1998 Ford Explorer

Five problems related to engine cooling system have been reported for the 1998 Ford Explorer. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Engine Cooling System problem 1
Failure Date: 05/27/2003

The thermostat on my 1998 Ford Explorer has had to be replaced for the second time in two years with no definition of why it has broken.

car   Engine Cooling System problem 2
Failure Date: 01/31/2003

The blend actuator door is stuck in the open position which means that I can't set the temperature in the passenger compartment to a comfortable level. After searching this problem on the internet it's apparent to me and others that this has got to be a defect based on the number of complaints.

car   Engine Cooling System problem 3
Failure Date: 07/05/2001

No summary listed for above vehicle.

car   Engine Cooling System problem 4
Failure Date: 05/05/1999

With only 15,614 miles on my 1998 Explorer, the entire cooling system failed. The dealership had to install a new radiator, clutch fan assembly, water pump gasket, and thermostat assembly.

car   Engine Cooling System problem 5

Vehicle stalls, loses power when accelerating from full stop, especially when hot. 5 times at dealer w/ no solution. Dealer computer indicates nothing wrong. Loss of power could result in collision in heavy traffic.

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