1997 Ford F-150 Overview

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1997 Ford F-150 Overview

"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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    Chris_b2
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    Red Spark No Start

    I'm losing my mind on this one. I have a 97 ford f150 with 4.6L. I've replaced the coil packs, plugs, wires, crank sensor, cam sensor, and pcm and its still throwing red spark and wont start. I do...

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    439Kupuohi
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    How Do I Change The Fuel Pump On My Ford F150?

    truck turns over but don't start?

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    MichelleGrammer
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    1997 Ford F-150 4x4

    I have a 1997 Ford F-150 4x4 with a 4.6 L in it. My transmission just went out. Will a 1999 Ford F-150 4x4 5.4 convert r fit??

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    wetsu
    0

    Carburetor Engine Into '97 F150

    bad 4.2 engine, read manual, very complicated for a fix, OBD-111, PCM, engine codes. WTF, want used non-smog, 6 or 8 to avoid all the hassle fixing 4.2. want a cheap and dirty swap, just to build a ru...

    9 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Jessieschafer79
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    97 Ford F150 Exl. 4.2

    I had my tensioner pulley break...Replaced it & now when I start it, it has hardly any compression & it dies shortly after...The only thing I noticed is my crankshaft pulley has alot of play in it...

    10 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)