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1997 Ford F-350

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1997 Ford F-350 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Failure to change the power steering fluid can cause the fluid to become gray with metal particles. The contaminated fluid can damage the power steering pump resulting in a growling noise when the wheel is turned; the damaged pump will require replacement to eliminate the noise.. Life of the power steering gearbox and pump will be shortened if the fluid is not serviced regularly.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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 -- Verified

Fuel injector seals can start to leak and allow oil into the fuel system. Symptoms of this
might be rough engine idle or hard starting. Fuel that appears gray or
black in the filter bowl when changing the fuel filter is another sign.

Engine -- Verified

Using the correct oil for this engine is critical. Improper engine oil can foam in the high pressure system and not develop enough pressure
for operation. Symptoms of this can be hard starting, long cranking
time before start, rough engine idle, and a lack of power. Another sign
is tiny bubbles in the oil on the engine oil dipstick after the engine
is shut off. The additives in the correct oil that protect against
foaming can still break ...

1997 Ford F-350 Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, September 30, 1996

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Ford has recalled certain 1997 F150, F250, and F350 trucks because the retainer clip that holds the master cylinder push rod to the brake pedal arm is missing. If the pedal becomes detached, brake loss may occur. Dealers will check to see that the retainer clips are installed and will replace them if necessary.

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Drive Train, December 1, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS AND CHASSIS. THE TIRES ON THESE VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED DURING MOUNTING ONTO THE WHEELS. ONLY TRUCKS PRODUCED AT THE CUAUTITLAN, MEXICO PLANT BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 1996, AND JULY 17, 1997, WERE AFFECTED BY THE DEFECT.

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Drive Train, June 4, 2001

Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: FORD IS REPLACING ALL FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT 15, 16, AND 17 INCH TIRES MOUNTED ON FORD TRUCKS AND SUVS. FORD REPORTS TREAD SEPARATION CAN OCCUR DUE TO A COMBINATION OF THE SENSITIVITY OF THE TIRE DESIGN TO STRESS, AGING, AND MANUFACTURING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PLANTS. FORD IS REPLACING THESE TIRES TO PREVENT POSSIBLE PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: THE VEHICLES LISTED BELOW MAY HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED WITH FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES OR MAY HAVE HAD WILDERNESS AT TIRES INSTALLED DURING THE FIRESTONE RECALL LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2000. CERTAIN 1991 THROUGHT 2002 FORD EXPLORER CERTAIN 2001 THROUGHT 2002 EXPLORER SPORT, AND SPORT TRAC CERTAIN 1997 THROUGH 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 2001 RANGER CERTAIN 1999 THROUGH 2001 EXPEDITION CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994, AND 1997 MODEL YEAR F-SERIES CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994 BRONCO NOTE: BOTH ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND REPLACEMENT TIRES ARE AFFECTED.

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Drive Train, August 7, 2006

Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, GASOLINE OR NATURAL GAS ENGINES, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT.

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1997 Ford F-350 Questions and Answers

balto, 1997 Ford F-350, Las Vegas, NV

Do transmission cases crack in the 460 gas models with 5 speed manual 4 wheel drive models?

bman, 1997 Ford F-350, 7.3L V8 Diesel Turbo, Cottonwood, ID

need location of ABS sensors on rear axle

Bittracker1, 1997 Ford F-350, 7.3L V8 Diesel Turbo, Cordova, TN

Asked for estimated price for replacing fuel injectors in my 1997 F350 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel engine. got price range from 5xx.00 - 9xx.00 to replace. Need to know if the price includes parts and ...

Visitor, 1997 Ford F-350, 7.3L V8 Diesel Turbo, South Rockwood, MI

Do all f350 have a catilytic converter ?

pupil1, 1997 Ford F-350, 7.5L V8, El Mirage, AZ

I used to put my truck in geer and be able to trust that I was in thqat gear. Thats no longer the case. I now find that when I put tha lever in Park, its actually in Reverse. When I put it in Drive...

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1997 Ford F-350 Reviews

owning this truck for 13 yrs. i have the XLT quad cab 2wd 7.3Lturbo diesle. and it has been all but short of the american work horse. my over all opinion of this truck(international 7.3Lpowerstroke) in particular is ...if you dont own one, go get one!

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