1997 Ford Expedition Overview

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4.75 stars

Based on 18 reviews

A Beast! by Sososmith
 — I have owned my expedition for over 10 years now and I love it!! I wasn't the original owner, I bought the truck from a car dealer & it was a beauty when I bought her. Leather insides, immac. Over the... Read More
Expedition Into The Ford Suv by Jamil
 — Lets start withe the backbone of every real truck the chassis. Sturdy and not very flexible it lends itself to towing, hauling, and other heavy work. Compared to my moms s class its a cow. compared to... Read More
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4l by Bill
 — Great off road handling. Superior traction in all conditions. Very few repairs needed since purchased. Great MPG for its year and size. Excellent horsepower because of size of engine (5.4L). Very Fun ... Read More

1997 Ford Expedition Overview

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1997 Ford Expedition

The 1997 Ford Expedition was Ford's first entry into the full-size sport-utility vehicle market.  Ford had a head start in creating the Expedition; its chassis design was based on the hugely popular F-150 pickup, which had dominated the US and world truck market for years.

Styling was big-shouldered, with rounded edges as a bow to aerodynamics.  Inside, the Expedition offered  roomy comfort.  The '97 Ford Expedition was available in two trim choices, XLT and Eddie Bauer, and in two-door and four-door body styles.  Four-wheel drive was an option for people longing to take their SUV off-road.  

The 1997 Expedition's target market, though, was the buyer looking for a big, solid wagon for family transportation or work.  With an almost 10-foot wheelbase, an overall length of more than 17 feet, and 118 cubic feet of cargo space, the Expedition certainly delivered size.  

There was plenty of power under the hood as well: the '97 Expedition offered a choice of either a 4.6 liter overhead cam Triton V8 that delivered 215 horsepower and 293 lb.-ft. of torque, or a 5.4 liter Triton V-8 with 230 horsepower, 345 lb-ft. of torque.  

Not surprisingly, this behemoth didn't exactly excel in gas mileage, with 13/14 mpg city, 17/18 mpg highway, depending on model.

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Ford Expedition Questions

Annette Craig
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Heater Doesn't Blow Hot. Does It Have A Fuse That Needs Checked?

8,320 views with 16 answers (last answer 5 hours ago)
jgyatesjr
20

97 Expedition 5.4 - Fuse 5 Issue

My A/C, back-up lights and cruise not working. All run off fuse 5 in fuse box on driver's side panel. Thh fuse is good and it is getting power from the ignition switch. I giggled wires coming fro...

969 views with 7 answers (last answer about a day ago)
Andyhuff
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Oil Pressure Light

I can crank up the expedtion and it idle with no problem for as long as you want to. Once you get out on the road you can go about 3 or 4 miles and then the oil light will come on and start to shut...

5 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
biddergirl
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Car Shakes/studders When Under Load-1997 Expedition 5.4l

up to 45 mph seems okay. after that it feels like it's missing badly. have trouble when going up a hill...Tranny or engine? no warning lights. feels like a bad coil or 2 or 3 bad ones.. Tranny fluid ...

23 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Chevntheran Anderson
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So We Have A 1997 Ford Expedition 4.6 My Fiance Went To Back Into A Parking...

we had it towed home he was able to get it turned around but was like driving a car with no power steering just trying to figure out what went out or needs to be replaced

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)