1997 Ford F-150 Overview


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4.25 stars

Based on 47 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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Ford F-150 Questions


Why My F150 Truck Keeps Dying Out But I Changed My Alternator And Did A Tun...

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Debbie White

97 F150 4x4 Electrical System

window buttons work the locks & locks make the windows motor run

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Jen Grover

97 F150 Over Heat Problems

Ok I have 97 f150 4.6. Got it at the beginning of the year and I had problems I replaced the thermostat water pump radiator and one heater core hose and did the exhaust gas test with the eye dropp...

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Connor Edwards

Will A Brush Guard Fit Normally On My Truck?

I have a 97 f150, and my front bumper is from an expedition from around the same year. Will a ranchhand/brush guard for a 97 f150 fit normally on my truck with my expedition bumper?

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Why Does My Truck Keep Going In And Out Of 4 Wheel Drive By Itself?

without turning the knob you can hear a series of clicking sounds and the 4x4 light will come on and go off.

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