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1997 Ford F-150 Problems and Repair Histories

59 TrueDelta members own a 1997 Ford F-150. 13 of these members (22%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 28 repairs to 1997 Ford F-150s--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 1997 Ford F-150 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 1997 Ford F-150 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 1997 Ford F-150 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 1997 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

46% of the 1997 Ford F-150 repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, and 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems.

Chart based on 28 repairs.

1997 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

Of the 1997 Ford F-150 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 58% between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, and 8% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

1997 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

Ford in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 167400    
167400 450 Upper and lower intake manifold gasket replacement and rocker cover gasket. 
Ford in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 116000    
116000 70 ball joints 
Ford in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 118000    
119000 438 Oil lines to remote oil filter mount leaking at point rubber line is crimped into aluminum line fittings. Replaced line set. 
124000 720 Worn right side upper and lower ball joints discovered during state required yearly safety and emissions inspection.  
128700 350 Broken exhaust mainfold stud. Replaced left side manifold studs securing exhaust pipe to manifold. 
140700 15 left headlight out 
148000 337 Rusted brake line in the area of the fuel tank ruptured. 

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1997 Ford F-150 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 188000    
190000 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

Ford in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 143000    
144000 500 Alternator replaced 
146000 50 Ignition coil broken, the spark plug unscrewed from the socket. 
147000 600 Starter burned out. 
148000  
Ford in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 183000    
184000 110 Engine misfire cylinder #4. replaced all plugs and coil #4 
 
Ford in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 151000    
152000 100 Replaced busted/leaking brake line from master cylinder to ABS box. While I was at it, I replaced both of the lines that feed the front brakes as well. 
 
Ford in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 112000    
112000 110 Serpentine belt (RPM Related) noise. Replaced Water Pump and Idler Pulleys. 
145000 230 Replaced Radiator 
147000  

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1997 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 366000    
366000 20 Replaced rear transmission seal and front u-joint 
366000 40 Speedometer replaced needle broke at 366,555.00 miles. Installed new gauge cluster now have a 0 miles vehicle. 
366000 2300 transmission broke. replaced with ford factory crate unit. 3year unlimited milage warranty 
450000 95 replaced egr pipe, egr valve and egr control module. Needed it after 450,000 miles. 
465000 120 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. 
500500 135 Replaced A/C compressor, evaporator, condenser and related parts due to blown compressor. 
 

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1997 Ford F-150

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 77500    
78740 50 Vacuum leaks on PCV system. Replace leaking rubber elbows. PCV valve and tubing also replaced as preventative measure. 
79980 5 Wire at brake on/off switch broken, noticed when vehicle would not shift out of park when key in "run" position. Also noticed that brake lights were not working. Loose wire shorted out and also blew fuse, requiring replacement. 
83700 100 Broken sway bar link. Excessive play on lower ball joint (passenger side) 

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