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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    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...

    8 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    JONBOY3241
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    Fuel System

    My truck ran fine one day and went to leave the next and would not start. Checked fuse n changed relay and changed fuel pump. I am getting no power out of the relay or to the inertia switch. Any s...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Quietstorm2476
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    1997 Ford 150 New Starter Spinning When Battery Is Connected

    After installing a new starter in my F150 the starter continues to spin. I'm thinking its a short in the wiring but wanted to see if anyone else had the problem and maybe on how to fix it before I ...

    11 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Steven Northrup
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    I Have Two Keys To My Truck. One Will Start The Truck The Other Will Turn I...

    10 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    Andrea Feeback
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    Can I Put 5 Lug Wheels From A 1998 Dodge 1500 On My 1997 Ford F150 Ext Cab ...

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