1997 Ford F-250 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford F-250

1997 Ford F-250 Problems

Exhaust Manifolds Can Crack and Cause Leak

A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a warped exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.

Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak

The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.

Car won't start due to stripped timing chain gears
The gears for the timing chain can strip, causing the engine to crank but not start.

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1997 Ford F-250 Questions

amp gauge at start up reads low rises after a few minutes (1 answer)

97 F250 7.3, 85K, at start up amp gauge registers 1/4 after a few minutes it goes to just above 1/2, replaced batteries & alternator, symptom persists..what's wrong ?

towing in overdrive i turn on emergency flashers the truck seems to downshift (1 answer)

i notice this in overdrive only and the rpm increase a little is this normal?

Please help trying to figure out why Cylinder 1 is not working? (1 answer)

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1997 Ford F-250 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 06V286000
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, GASOLINE OR NATURAL GAS ENGINES, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT.
Recall 05V388000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

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1997 Ford F-250 Reviews

fuel system is not pumping fuel from tanks to the fuel filter
1997 F-250 7.3 may be the best truck ford has ever produced

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