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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    Ac stops blowing. I can hear the blower motor still on but no air coming out of vent. Whats the most likely problem

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    F 150 Rearend

    Will a 2002 mercury mountaineers rearend fit into a 1997 f 150 4x4 stepside

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    I am stumped.I have a 97f150 with a 4.6 in it.I was on the interstate one day an couldn't get above 50mph unless I had it to the floor if I would ease up on the throttle I was loosing power an spe...

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    97 F150 Turns Over Wont Start

    I have a 97f150 4.6 was driving down the road an couldn't get above 50mph.while still on the throttle was loosing speed eventually it died an wouldn't start back up changed cam@crank sensors.getti...

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    Car Wont Start

    My oil pressure guage wasnt workin all of it sudden it shot up to normal range position truck shut off and pcm fuse blew in engine compartment truck wont start

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