1997 Ford F-250 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford F-250
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1997 Ford F-250 Problems
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.timing chain can strip, causing the engine to crank but not start.
1997 Ford F-250 Questions
and the truck wants to stall its an automatic.
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.
1997 Ford F-250 Recalls
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.
1997 Ford F-250 Reviews
fuel system is not pumping fuel from tanks to the fuel filter