1997 Ford F-250 Repair and Maintenance

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

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

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.

Catalytic converters can go bad and potentially plug the exhaust, hurting engine efficiency and performance.

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I put new batteries, new starter, new slave cylinder, and new injectors, and the motor & everything that needs to turn for the truck to start; turns just fine by hand only, please any thoughts are welcome.

The truck is in good shape overall, but the dealership said it would cost $800 just for changing the spark clubs, which seems steep. Just need it to pass an emissions test to register it.

In my f250 1997 model power stroke extended cab, in the middle under the back seat I have several wires that have been cut. They are about 3mm thick wires. They are in a woven stainless braid. They seam to be factory wires. Can anyone tell me what they are please.

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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.

ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, GASOLINE OR NATURAL GAS ENGINES, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT.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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fuel system is not pumping fuel from tanks to the fuel filter

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