1997 Ford F-150 Ford F-150 1997

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1997 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 33 repairs.
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1997 Ford F-150 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (69%)

< $100 (31%)

Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1997 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

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. 
127400 mi

US $350
Broken exhaust mainfold stud. Replaced left side manifold studs securing exhaust pipe to manifold. 
167400 mi

C $450
Upper and lower intake manifold gasket replacement and rocker cover gasket. 

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1997 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

160300 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

184000 mi

US $110
Engine misfire cylinder #4. replaced all plugs and coil #4 
191600 mi

US $300
had to replace cops. two failed, would not throw code so just replaced them all. 
112000 mi

US $110
Serpentine belt (RPM Related) noise. Replaced Water Pump and Idler Pulleys. 
145000 mi

US $230
Replaced Radiator 
146000 mi

US $50
Ignition coil broken, the spark plug unscrewed from the socket. 

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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 mi

US $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. 

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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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1997 Ford F-150 Engine Problems

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