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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No Heat In Cab

My 97 f-150 has no heat in the cab and builds enough pressure to boil over. I replaced the thermostat thinking it was stuck closed, all was great for about ten days now it's the same as before. I ...

Won't Start

Replaced relay, starter and cable battery tested good. Now won't start?


97 F150

I'm swapping a 4.6 out of my 97 F-150 for a 2001 5.4 out of a expedition, what will hender me in the swapping,the expedition is a complete vehicle

1997 Ford F150 Turns But Wont Start

OK I hit a bump pretty hard and the engine just died and I haven't been able to start it since. I've checked the fuses the relay the safety shut off switch. And there is no pressure in the fuel r...

Cranks But Wont Start

Have a 1997 Ford ranger , with manual transmission,the the motor blew up in so replaced it with a 2003 3.0L automatic transmission, motor. It will crank but won't start.