Coolant Leaking problems of the 1998 Ford F-150

Ten problems related to coolant leaking have been reported for the 1998 Ford F-150. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Coolant Leaking problem 1
Failure Date: 05/16/2008

Ford issued TSB 99-20-7 covering coolant leaks in 1999. I had not experienced this problem until may of 2008. The problem is that Ford recognized this problem years ago failed to recall or inform the owners. The result with the vehicle out of warranty is a lower head gasket replacement costing $1500-2300 if the engine has not seized if the engine has experience hydrolock (engine seizure) replacement costs are more than $4000. There are literally hundreds of persons experiencing this problem. I'm including weblinks to review. . Read more...

car   Coolant Leaking problem 2
Failure Date: 03/28/2007

Engine failed due to poor quality parts. Coolant leaked into cylinder, causing engine to seize, causing a bent rod, meaning $3000. All could have been avoided if Ford would have taken responsibility and issued a recall and fixed a simple gasket, $400 procedure maximum. Ford continues to deny there is a problem and will not help!.

car   Coolant Leaking problem 3
Failure Date: 03/01/2007

My 1998 Ford f150 as soon as it got to 100,000 miles the oil pump goes out and it starts to loose coolant but not leaking it any where. As I have found out these engines between 80,000 and 100,000 do this. Many forums read the same problem for every 4. 2l does this. I believe Ford should do a recall on these engines. Please let me know what to do.

car   Coolant Leaking problem 4
Failure Date: 10/10/2006

1998 4. 2l v6 Ford engine coolant leak in engine causing hyperlock and blow a rod need to replace engine.

car   Coolant Leaking problem 5
Failure Date: 09/27/2005

: the contact stated the vehicle was taken in for body work, it sat for 2 weeks. When the vehicle was started following the 2 weeks, the engine noise was louder than normal, and there was a coolant leak. A private mechanic was consulted, who determined the head gasket was blown. Also, the doors had cracked one half inch from the corner of the window seal. A private mechanic informed the contact the cracks were due to the weight of the door.

car   Coolant Leaking problem 6
Failure Date: 09/20/2005

98 Ford F-150 with 4. 2l with coolant leaking into engine. This is happening to almost all of these engines and Ford is doing nothing about it.

car   Coolant Leaking problem 7
Failure Date: 06/05/2005

Coolant leaked into the engine due to a faulty deisgn of the front cover gasket causing a bent rod due to uncompressible coolant in the cylinders.

car   Coolant Leaking problem 8
Failure Date: 02/03/2005

Coolant level dropping slowly with no visible leaks. Blown lower intake gasket, filled cylinder and broke # 2 connecting rod.

car   Coolant Leaking problem 9
Failure Date: 07/05/2004

98 F-150 4. 2 v-6, engine failure due to coolant leaking into motor from faulty gasket. Ford put a recall when it was new, but I bought mine from dealer used, now the motor is bad, and I still owe quite a bit on it.

car   Coolant Leaking problem 10

Vehicle was leaking from engine head gaskets. Noticed on dashboard panel coolant going down, . Overflow had no coolant. Took vehicle in for service on brakes, and mechanic indicated that gaskets were leaking due to a crack in engine head gaskets. Warranty expired, but vehcle will be fixed.

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