1997 Ford F-150 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford F-150

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1997 Ford F-150
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1,108
to $
2,770
1997 Ford F-150
$
265
to $
943
1997 Ford F-150
$
661
to $
1,112
1997 Ford F-150
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220
to $
496
1997 Ford F-150
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137
to $
520

1997 Ford F-150 Problems

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. The valve and sensor must be replaced together to correct this concern.

little or no heat in cabin

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.

Noise from rear end when turning

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.

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1997 Ford F-150 Questions

why 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

4.2 wont start in cold weather under 50, new ect sensor and sender,new harness (1 answer)

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.

Engine interchange year with the 4.2 (1 answer)

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

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1997 Ford F-150 Recalls

Possible 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.

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.

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1997 Ford F-150 Reviews

Rated
based on 11 customer reviews
Bought my 1997 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 (Regular cab) new, off the lot, have babied it, kept it waxed and clean inside and out. Body and interior look like new, BUT the entire underneath is rusted out, frame completely rusted in two above the spare tire. Had freeze plug blow out a couple of winters ago...engine had to be pulled to replace it, cost: $1200. It now has only 99,260 original miles on it....
My lariet has 297,000 miles i have had to replace the coils,brakes and rear seal overall it has been a great truck with routine matainence it keeps going and going and going
I HAD TO REPLACE HEAD GASKETS INTAKE GASKETS 1,250 DOLLARS WIPER PROBLEMS NOW MODULE PROBLEMS GETS GOOD GAS MILLAGE 26 MPG OTHER THEN THIS I LIKE MY TRUCK

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