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1997 Ford F-150 Engine Problems

60 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 1997 Ford F-150. 10 of these members (16.7%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 13 engine repairs to 1997 Ford F-150s--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 1997 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 28 repairs.
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1997 Ford F-150

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167400 mi C $450 Upper and lower intake manifold gasket replacement and rocker cover gasket. 
119000 US $438 Oil lines to remote oil filter mount leaking at point rubber line is crimped into aluminum line fittings. Replaced line set. 
128700   Broken exhaust mainfold stud. Replaced left side manifold studs securing exhaust pipe to manifold. 

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1997 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

160700 mi US $180 Radiator had a leak. Replaced radiator. 

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1997 Ford F-150 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

190000 mi US $50 Check engine light on. Fault code was the Cam Shaft Sensor. Replaced sensor and the light is still on. Additional trouble shooting found no elect power going to the sensor. Engine runs but not perfect. Truck is old and not worth much. 

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1997 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

191700 mi US $300 had to replace cops. two failed, would not throw code so just replaced them all. 
112000 US $110 Serpentine belt (RPM Related) noise. Replaced Water Pump and Idler Pulleys. 
145000   Replaced Radiator 
146000 US $50 Ignition coil broken, the spark plug unscrewed from the socket. 
184000 US $110 Engine misfire cylinder #4. replaced all plugs and coil #4 

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1997 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

450000 mi US $95 replaced egr pipe, egr valve and egr control module. Needed it after 450,000 miles. 
465000   EGR valve housing cracked. Broken plastic tube to pcv valve. Replaced egr valve, and cast housing for egr valve mount and throttle valve mount. Also had to replce hose/tube to pcv valve due to Ford upgrade/change. 

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1997 Ford F-150

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

78740 mi C $50 Vacuum leaks on PCV system. Replace leaking rubber elbows. PCV valve and tubing also replaced as preventative measure. 

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