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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
165,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Ford F-250 engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 172016

F-250 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles


Apparently Ford knows about the problem as it is a common occurence with the Triton Engines. But they also want to blame on improperly torqued replacement spark plugs. This is not the case as many of the problem vehicles are still running on the factory installed plugs. I bought this truck used and did not know about this problem which I think has happened to this truck before as the coil pack for cylinder 3 was different from the rest of them. Beware and Ford vehicle having a Triton motor from 1997 through 2006. If it has more than 100,000 miles on it don't touch it, it's an expensive and possibly dangerous problem just waiting to happen.

- , Rockford, IL, USA

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