Finally decided to deactivate the aftermarket alarm by pulling both fuses in the wiring leading to it. Other than the normal maintenance, I have done very little to it. Any further diagnostic help would be appreciated. Check Engine Light came on a few days ago, but seems to be running fine. Take a minute or two right now to check it out: What's New For 1998 So for 1998 there are only a few things different from the year before.
I was thinking about rebuilding the tranny and doing some other work to it, but don't know if I should waste the time and money, in case the motor does blow. Diagnostics so far: Checked Fuel pump fuse - good Swapped Fuel pump relay with horn relay same part number - no effect Checked emergency fuel pump cutoff switch - ok Intentionally triggered alarm and tried to start - engine would not crank - this is actually good - starter disable is exactly what a tripped alarm is supposed to do per the Karr manual. Faults: Replaced battery at 90,000 and 145,000 miles. Yes Review Date: 12th November, 2010. I will go with a bigger engine next time, but that won't be for a while.
Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2013 Engine and transmission 4. An oil leak, very small, I myself can't find the leak, but haven't taken it to get looked at, as it seems that it doesn't leak hardly at all. It would become one of the most popular computer operating systems in the world. General Comments: This truck is great. There is no fuel pump connection mentioned. Now finally - same symptom - cranks but won't start - but alarm set and disarm no longer solves the problem.
The F-250 light duty body for '98 is based on the F-150 body, that will change in '99. I had to have the clutch replaced at 180,000 miles. However, 1998 was a big year for Ford trucks, because it marked the 50th anniversary of F-Series trucks. For more details on this very unique truck including an exclusive interview with Ford, go to page. I have right at 200,000 miles on it and going strong. Also, did try another key - but still get the crank - no start issue.
This truck runs like new, and has given me no problems at all for just over 30K miles. Worth much more to me than what they would give me for a trade in. Security light on the dash with no key in ignition, should blink one blink every 3 seconds, turn key to on light should go on steady for three seconds then go out, truck is now startable, if security light does not operate this way you have a problem with the key, or key sense in ignition, or the security module. The truck still looks phenomenal, but I have been relentless in washing weekly and waxing at least once a month. Only problem is stains I put in them.
A few weeks later it happened again - same remedy - set then disarm alarm. I still plan to keep the truck until at least 200K. There's a crack in the dash, but that was my fault. The V8's had some issues with spark plugs ejecting themselves from the head, but otherwise the Triton engines proved to be quite reliable engines. The alarm has been a little flakey so I reset the alarm thinking that there might be a fuel pump shut off connection to it and then engine started.
At this point, don't know if alarm involvement is real or coincidence but for the life of me I don't understand how it could be involved. Looks, runs, and sounds great. It is a great truck still; can pull a hefty load, considering how high the mileage is, and how old the truck is. Cab corner and 3rd door rust at bottom when I bought it. I got really cheap, but it has high mileage.
It enabled switchover from gasoline to propane or natural gas. All the seats and carpet have held together well. Engine Mechanical problem 1998 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 125k miles This one is a little strange aren't they all My 98 4. The roof and hood look terrible. A bi-fuel engine prep package became available. General Comments: This has been a great truck, and has held up very well. I would trade it in on a new truck, but wouldn't get much for a 98 4x4 Ford F150 that is running and looking great.