ENGINE PERFORMANCE PROBLEM1998 FORD EXPLORER V8...
1998 Ford Explorer
September, 17, 2008 AT 6:52 PM
Engine Performance problem
1998 Ford Explorer V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 94,731 miles
Check engine light has been on for about a week.
Today, the Ford dealer here in NJ told me I need a new catalytic converter, eco sensor and monitor. Total cost $ 1500.00 This quote is for an after-market catalytic converter $ 765.00 (the ford catalytic converter was $1251), oxygen sensor $98.00 and monitor $ 95.00, plus labor and tax. (He took $50.00 off the price), but really, this quote seems exceptionally high.
He said the catalytic converter was clogged (carb buildup) and would ultimately destroy the engine if it was not replaced.