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1997 Ford F-250 Problems

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Most Common 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.
The gears for the timing chain can strip, causing the engine to crank but not start.
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0 Known 1997 Ford F-250 Brakes Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford F-250 Drive Train Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford F-250 Electrical & Lights Problems

8 Known 1997 Ford F-250 Engine Problems

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.
The gears for the timing chain can strip, causing the engine to crank but not start.
The Ford F-250 has known issues with the V8 engine ejecting spark plugs. This will make a tapping or knocking noise, plus the engine will begin to misfire at all speeds. The check engine light will...

2 Known 1997 Ford F-250 Exhaust & Emissions 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.
Catalytic converters can go bad and potentially plug the exhaust, hurting engine efficiency and performance.

0 Known 1997 Ford F-250 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford F-250 Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford F-250 Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford F-250 Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1997 Ford F-250 Problems & Complaints

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.
The 4.6L and 5.4L Modular V8 engine used in the 1997-1999 F-250 is known for displaying the normal symptoms of a coolant leak, including overheating, especially when the vehicle is idling, the stro...
The 1996-2001 Ford F-250 with the 100% plastic intake manifold is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often trigger the ...
The Ford F-250 has known issues with the V8 engine ejecting spark plugs. This will make a tapping or knocking noise, plus the engine will begin to misfire at all speeds. The check engine light will...
A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a warped exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.
An oil leak may develop from the the right side head gasket. Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. Our technician tell us an updated head gasket is available to correct ...
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 chang...
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, lon...
The gears for the timing chain can strip, causing the engine to crank but not start.
Catalytic converters can go bad and potentially plug the exhaust, hurting engine efficiency and performance.
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