1997 Ford F-150 Repair and Maintenance
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1997 Ford F-150 ProblemsRough Idle Caused by EGR Sensor Sticking
Turned on heater and got cold air. set it to 90 and the the temp guage got to half and only got a small amount of heat. vehicle started to have windows fog had to turn on A/C to clear them. It was working fine just two days ago last time used.
If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, there is an updated differential clutch kit available.
1997 Ford F-150 Questionswhy wont my 4x4 switch back to 2 wheel drive (1 answer)
when I switch to 4x4 the light stays on and will not switch back to 2 wheel drive
runs great until 50 and below, also had it scanned and it is saying coolant temp is 253 and it is not overheating. even installed block heater with no help. it will start if I use starting fluid.
Are the engines the Same from 97-08 on the 4.2's minus the intakes? I need to replace mine 97's 4.2
1997 Ford F-150 RecallsPossible Corrosion of Fuel Tank Straps
Vehicles sold or currently registered in states using corrosive chemicals to de-ice the roads may have fuel tank straps that can rust prematurely and fail. If the fuel tank were to shift as a result of a broken strap, the fuel lines could separate or the fuel tank could contact the ground. In either case, a fuel leak could develop, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank straps with straps that have increased corrosion protection. Early in the campaign, if replacement straps are not available, dealers may install a cable support under the strap as an interim repair or a steel reinforcement over the existing strap as a permanent repair. This recall is expected to begin September 12, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11S21.
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.