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1997 Ford F-150 Repair Histories

68 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 1997 Ford F-150. 14 of these members (20.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 31 repairs to 1997 Ford F-150s--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 1997 Ford F-150 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 1997 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 31 repairs.

1997 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 14 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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1997 Ford F-150

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Ford in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
167400 mi C $450 Upper and lower intake manifold gasket replacement and rocker cover gasket. 
Ford in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
116000 mi US $70 ball joints 
Ford in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2012
119000 mi US $438 Oil lines to remote oil filter mount leaking at point rubber line is crimped into aluminum line fittings. Replaced line set. 
124000   Worn right side upper and lower ball joints discovered during state required yearly safety and emissions inspection.  
128700   Broken exhaust mainfold stud. Replaced left side manifold studs securing exhaust pipe to manifold. 
140700   left headlight out 
148000   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
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
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

Ford in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
144000 mi US $500 Alternator replaced 
146000   Ignition coil broken, the spark plug unscrewed from the socket. 
147000   Starter burned out. 
Ford in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2012
184000 mi US $110 Engine misfire cylinder #4. replaced all plugs and coil #4 
Ford in Ohio, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
152000 mi US $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
Jun 2010 - Jun 2012
112000 mi US $110 Serpentine belt (RPM Related) noise. Replaced Water Pump and Idler Pulleys. 
145000   Replaced Radiator 

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1997 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
366000 mi US $20 Replaced rear transmission seal and front u-joint 
366000   Speedometer replaced needle broke at 366,555.00 miles. Installed new gauge cluster now have a 0 miles vehicle. 
366000   transmission broke. replaced with ford factory crate unit. 3year unlimited milage warranty 
450000   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. 
500500   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
Dec 2010 - Mar 2012
78740 mi C $50 Vacuum leaks on PCV system. Replace leaking rubber elbows. PCV valve and tubing also replaced as preventative measure. 
79980   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   Broken sway bar link. Excessive play on lower ball joint (passenger side) 

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