1997 Ford Expedition Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford Expedition

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1997 Ford Expedition Problems

Ignition Coil Failure Due to Excessive Spark Plug Gap

An illuminated Check Engine Light could indicate that one or more of the ignition coils has failed due to excessive spark plug gap. To fix this problem, the ignition coils that have failed, the spark plugs, and all coil boots should be replaced.

One or More Spark Plugs May be Ejectioned From the Cylinder Head

There is a technical service bulletin for the V8 engines regarding a possible problem with the spark plug being ejected from the cylinder head, damaging the threads in the spark plug hole. If the vehicle is under warranty, cylinder head replacement is recommended. If the vehicle is out of warranty, Ford authorized the use of a specific thread insert to repair the head.

Rough Idle Caused By EGR Sensor Sticking

Intermittent rough idle may be caused by the EGR sensor sticking, causing the EGR valve to stay slightly open. Our technicians tell us the valve and sensor must be replaced together to correct this concern.

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1997 Ford Expedition Questions

Is my 97 Expedition Haunted? (1 answer)

Every afternoon, and occasionally throughout the day the break lights come on and off. Sometimes they stay on for a few seconds, maybe a minute then go off. I disconnected the break switch plug on the top of the pedal. The lights still come on and off. This occurs when the vehicle is not runn...

How often should I take my car in for a service? (1 answer)

I take the car in about every 6 months but I dont know if this is often enough for a 20 year old car.

After ignition is released car dies (1 answer)

After starting the motor as soon as key is released it dies

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1997 Ford Expedition Recalls

Recall 05V388000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.
Ford Recalls 1997 Expedition and F150/250 Vehicles for Steering Shaft Yoke Separation Issue

Ford has recalled certain 1997 Expedition, F150, and F250 vehicles because the intermediate steering shaft yoke may separate from the steering gear input shaft. If separation occurs, there may be a loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect the intermediate shaft yoke to verify that it is fully seated on the steering gear input shaft. If it is not, the intermediate shaft and bolt will be replaced.

Ford Recalls 1997-1998 Vehicles for Improper Daytime Running Lights

Ford has recalled certain 1997-1998 Expedition, Explorer, F150, and Windstar vehicles because they were improperly outfitted with daytime running lamps certified for use in Canada. These daytime running lamps do not meet U.S. motor vehicle code requirements. Dealers will deactivate the daytime running lamps on affected vehicles.

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1997 Ford Expedition Reviews

Rated
based on 7 customer reviews
I am only 17 and this is my 6th vehicle and this is by the the best one I've had, I love it, I just got it two days ago, but the people let their kid draw on the leather seats and so I have to get that off, but other then that it's great. It has 176,xxx miles on it I am kind of worried about, but as long as it gets me to CA and OR state I am fine with it :) I would recommend this suv to anyone...
Best vehicle ever... purchase in 1998 with 18k miles on it, just sold it with 265k miles on it, never had any problems other than changing out several ignition coils. I bought a 1999 with 78K miles and it has been great so far...
Great car, fun to drive. Not so easy on the gas.

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