What makes a 1998 different

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  1. mickey

    mickey New Member

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    I've been looking up parts for my 1998 gt and some listings will say 1996-1997 what makes the 1998 different? If some one could point me in the direction of an article that explains all the difference that would be much appreciated.
     
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    The little I know: Exhaust piping is different, fuel mapping is different.
     
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    Stupid fuel tank (iirc) is a year specific goof. Either tank, or hat...its something like that. Someone will chime in to correct me
     
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    That makes sense because I was looking up fuel pumps.
     
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    Fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel mapping, clock pod, center console, exhaust hangars.
     
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    Is a 1998 like a 1999 or is it completely by itself?
     
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    Im thinking by itself. I know only what ive read and thats not much....hope it helps
     
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    iirc the 98 had 225 hp? 10 more than 94-97
     
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    Its by itself....
    [MENTION=9133]Tally_4.6[/MENTION] has it right... she is in the 98 club

    Its like a rare form of herpes, its cool cause its unique but its still burns when you pee
     
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    ^ crazy
     
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    dont forget the fuel filler neck. the size is bigger
     
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    Now you know how us 94-95 owners feel...we are always by ourselves in the parts lists ...if we even appear at all. You are a redder headed stepchild I guess.
     
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    ^ this!


    Now I own a 95 & a 98... TWO STEPCHILDREN
     
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    Lol I'm with you but I sold my 95 and now have a 98 lol

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    Nice, didn't know that.
     
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    So with the tanks what years can we swap to? 96-97 only or all like a 94-97? Figure need the tank, neck, sending unit and pump bracket?

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    And harness
     
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    since I'm currently doing my tank I was told in the middle of 98 production Ford decided to experiment with newer tank sending units, filler necks with overflow, and different size tank grommet/donut. You can check the build date or look under the car and find out which one you have.
     
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    Do you have the build date windows/cutoffs?
     
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    Just went thru this when I was sold a 98 chassis harness (told it was a 97) to rewire my 97........... Rear fuel harness AND chassis harness AND ECM pinning is different:

    97 vs 98 rear fuel harness connector on the chassis side:
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    ECM pin difference:
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