1997 Ford F-150 Overview


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4.25 stars

Based on 48 reviews

Amazing Truck. Best You Can Have! by Alisha
 — I love my truck. The person before us put a cattle guard on it, tail light covers, and a glass pack. It's a small 4.6L V8 but it works I guess. :P The gas mileage REALLY sucks. I have to put gas in it... Read More
Extrodanary by testpilot61
 — Now over 100,000 miles, replaced tires twice, brakes twice. The only problems I have had has been with ingition coils--twice on that issue. Electric door locks replaced once. Other than some minor pa... Read More
Im Not Sure What This Means.... by Kelli
 — My truck is great on performance, I havent had any problems with him yet. His build is good with a pretty strong frame built only by Ford (yeah im a Ford Girl). Although hes 11 years old, his interi... Read More

1997 Ford F-150 Overview

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1997 Ford F-150

"Motor Trend" magazine's "Truck of the Year" pick, the 1997 Ford F-150 topped the US market in sales for the second straight year.  The "Eddie Bauer" trimline was dropped, with the Lariat trim coming back to join the Standard, XL, and XLT.  

The 97 Ford F150 had a sleek new look to go with its laurels.  Curvy, aerodynamic design and newly plush styling for the interiors made the popular pickup attractive to buyers.  A look under the hood, though, showed that the 1997 Ford F150 was still pushing plenty of power; Ford introduced the modular single overhead cam in this model year, and the choice of engines was between a 4.2 liter Essex V-6, 4.6 liter Triton V8, and a 5.4 liter Triton V8 putting out a hefty 235 horsepower.

The 97 Ford F-150 also offered a range of configurations: long-bed and short-bed models were on offer, as well as a selection of cab setups including extended-cab supercab, standard 2-door and 4-door.  Four-wheel drive made this powerhouse pickup a favorite with the off-road set, as well as a rugged workhorse with the durability to handle duty on jobsite, farm, and ranch.


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I Have A 1997 F150 4.2 Liter. And One Day The Heater Kept Running Afteri Sh...

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Why Either Only Front Headlights Come Or Dash And Running Lights Only Come...

Before and after light switch was replaced when head light was turned on the dash and running lights don't. When I push the light witch in a little the head lights go off and dash and running lights...

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Why Does My Front Headlights Come On But Nothing Else? Did Replace Switch

I replaced light switch and problem still there. When I turn on the headlights only thing that comes on, but if I move the knob back and forth gently then the front lights go off and the running and...

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My 97 Ford F150 Makes A Little Beep Noise Whenever I Accelerate After Stopp...

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