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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
82,501 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repair engine (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Ford F-150 engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012008

F-150 LX 4.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,002 miles


My 97 ford F-15 has been a horrible truck. Coolant leaked into motor & blew, engine light is always on and something stupid & minor is always breaking. I take VERY good care of my truck yet this does not help poor engineering and terrible design flaws.. It is my DUMB fault for buying a truck the 1st year they re-did the motor, body, and interior of the truck. 1st year vehicle always have lots of problems and issues. I know better now and will NEVER own any1st year anythings.!

- , Sebastian, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 102005

(reported on)

F-150 LE

  • 95,000 miles

how much money do you put into a dead horse befor it will work for you ever since i was suckered in to buying this piece of sh*t i socked more money in it then it worth i need to haul wood to keep house warm for my family how do you buy things to eat when you put your last dime into scrapmetal i have talk to to motovon motor but the said it was electrical it does not look electrical when a rod is sticking thrugh the f*cking block i'm going to buy a new motor stick it in the money sucker with the old motor i'm taking it up to motivons parts departmen and shove it up the sevice rep ass i will show pitchers

- , Swatara, MN, USA

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