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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Ford F-150 engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 052000

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • miles


Rear window has a leak on the passenger side of the sliding window that has been sent back to the shop several time for repairs. Its on oing ! the window has been replaced w/ frame three times, but the truck has been in shop several times prior to and after the windows have been replaced. It would last a short time and would then start leaking all over again. ** presently still leaking **. # 2. engine has a knock during start up. Sounds more like a diesel ! both issues have been present since 14,000 miles or so. This truck has had several problems. To mention a few ; rear bumper rusting out, door & shift nobs breaking, body paint peeling, rattle in floor gear shift ( still present ), ** now the air conditioning is not working **. I like the truck, but would rather have one with out all the problems !

- Newburgh, NY, USA

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