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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    Hard Start When Block Is Cold

    When block is cold will not start,it will almost drain the battery,then it'll start. Once it has started,it will start right up,if I let it sit till the block is cold is when it doesn't want to st...

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Will A 4.9l Straight Six Easily Bolt Into A 1997 F150 That Has A 4.2l V6. I...

    14 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Ford Starting Issue

    Replaced the starter solenoid. Still won't crank over. My ex fucked up my truck but putting my hids right to the battery. I get no juice when I turn the key on. Truck will only start when you jump ...

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 weeks ago)

    Starting

    First of all... All my problems seem to have started with me changing my alt... My battery light came on as soon as I swapped it out. Had battery and alt tested many times and they came back good...

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    I Have A 1997 F150 4.6l 2wd That Won't Fire.

    Battery is good. It'll try to fire with starter fluid (and backfire when I was overzealous with it!), but won't catch and run. It has also been hesitating for the past few weeks, especially up inclin...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)