1997 Ford F-150 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1997 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline problems and defects. Total reports: 136.

Every One And A Half Mile Vehilce Smells Hot. Could Cause Vehicle To Overheat Or Catch On Fire. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32XXNU. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OCEAN SPRING, MS. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 18, 1995

The Pickup Truck Misfires Constantly Which Osage ford Kept For Several Weeks. Not Able To Correct Problem, Osage ford Requested That Driver Purchase Another New Truck. Please Describe Details.*ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLLINSVILLE, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Intermittent Stalling.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WINSTON-SALEM, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960405. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Apr 05, 1996

Vehicle Stalling.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in IRON RIVER, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Jan 16, 1997

Whenever Consumer Exits The Vehicle, If Ever Touching Any Metal Parts, It Will Then Exert Sparks Of Fire. Consumer Says If Standing Close Enough One Can Hear The Sizzling. Consumer Also Has Measured The Distance Of These Sparks Which He Measured At Three Inches Away. Consumer Thought It Would Go Away, But It Is Actually Getting Bigger. Consumer Does Not Own Truck, He’s Leasing It From ford. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLARKSTON, MI. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 20, 1997

engine Won’t Speed Up To Pass Other Vehicles Safely.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1765VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ENTERPRISE, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970319. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 87 mph.

Vehicle Is Governed At 87 Mph (the Motor Shuts Down), This Design Is Very Unsafe.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):17TD71765VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ENTERPRISE, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970422. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 87 mph.

Excessive Smoke From engine.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TULSA, OK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Fuel Leak In engine Compartment.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MONROVIA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Vehicle Stalls At Take-off.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAPEVINE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

engine Stops Automatically Intermittently.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDFO721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CALEXICO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970315. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Vibarations With Resonating Noise At 1100 To 2000rpm. Taken Back To Several Dealers With No Answer/

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):LFTDXO72XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PINEVILLE, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960210. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

engine Failed.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EL CAJON, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960317. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 01, 1996

I Really Don’t Know The Extent Of My Problems. However, My Truck Has A Rough Idle And Hesitation And Has Stalled A Couple Of Times. I Have Changed Grades Of Gasoline And Brands Of Gasoline. I Have Also Tried Injector Cleaner. I Have Had It To Two Different Dealers. I Have Had It To Commonwealth ford In Richmond Ky 40475 Twice And Performance ford Where The Truck Was Purchased Once. Neither Place Found Anything Wrong. My Truck Is Almost Out Of Warranty And I Am Afraid That Something Major May Be Wrong And I Don’t Want To Be Stuck With A Huge Repair Bill. I Have Also Contacted ford Customer Assistance And Recieved No Help Their Either. I Don’t Know What Else To Do. I Would Appreciate Any Information That You Can Provide. Thanks Brian Elsea.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF18W4VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HAZARD, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Vehicle Caught Fire In The engine While Driving. The Cause Of The Fire Has Not Been Found. Vehicle Was Totaled. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1865VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NURSURY, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Jan 07, 1999

While Parked Vehicle Caught On Fire.

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17LOVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST MONRO, LA. Vehicle was purchased on 19970114. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Nov 08, 1998

On Highway Driver Needs Two Hands To Steer The Vehicle. Steering Is Hard To Handle, Sometimes Oversteering Occurs, Dealer Contacted Three Times. Dealer Has Aligned The Front End And Adjusted The Toe, Camber And Caster, However Consumer Still Complains Of Steering Wheel Stiffness, Dealer Can Not Remedy. Check engine Light Illuminated. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1861VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OMAHA, NE. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 05, 1996

No Summary

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JOLIET, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 01, 1998

Have Had This Problem In The Past…for No Reason The engine Will Act As Though It Has A “miss.” If Trying To Pull Out, Truck Will Shutter And Sometimes Die. This Problem Has Occured Once Before And The Dealer Replaced The #8 Spark Plug. 10,000 Miles Ahve Passed And The engine Is Starting To Show Signs Of Doing It Again. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0865VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SODDY DAISY, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 14, 1999

engine Failed Causing Knocking.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17LIVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST WAREH, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 19970913. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

In Order For The Vehicle To Be Started The Gas Had To Be Applied For A Long Time Until The engine Revved At A Normal Level. Once While Starting The Vehicle, The engine Just Blew Up. Dealer Has Vehicle Now. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CORDOVA, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

engine Failed Causing Knocking.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17LIVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST WAREH, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 19970913. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

After Trveling At 60 To 70 Mhp All Day For A Long Period Of Time, Vehicle Will Suddenly Stall When Slowing Down To Make A Turn Or In Traffic. Dealer Has Been Contacted. *ak *sb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MEXICO, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960409. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

engine Failed, Possible Recall On Component That Led To Failure. Mjs

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DETROIT, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960701. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 01, 1998

The engine Always Made A Lot Of Noise During Initial Startup. Contacted Several Dealers During The Warranty Period Who Declared This As “normal”. Now That The Vehicle Is Out Of Standard Warranty, The Local Dealer Says There Is “major Lower End Problems” That Can Only Be Estimated By An engine Tear Down. ford Refuses To Do Anything In Spite Of A) This Being Reported During The Warranty Period And The Dealers Not Doing Anything And B) This Problem Not Normal For Avehicle With These Few Miles. A engine Should Last Several Times This Long With Normal Maintenance.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RINGGOLD, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 27, 1998

When Driving At High Speed The Vehicle Stalls/ Shakes, And There Is An Oil Leakage Within Vehicle. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEWHALL, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 1999

engine Has Expereinced A Clatter On Startup For Some Time. Was Taken To Dealer Under Warrnaty One Year Ago @ 27000 Miles. Told This Noise Was “normal”. Noise Has Increased. Now Dealer Reports It Is “a Major Lower -end Problem. ford Won’t Do Anything Because Vehicle Is Out Of Basic Warranty. I Say 1) Nothing Was Done When It Wsas Under Warranty. Work Should Have Been Correctly Diagnosed And Fixed Then 2) The Problem I Am Experiencing Is The Result Of A Manufacturing Defect. ford Acknowledges That This Problem Shoudl Not Show Up At This Low A Mileage. They Amde An Defective Product–they Shoudl Fix It!

0 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L3VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RINGGOLD, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 01, 1998

Vehicle Caught Fire While Parked In Parking Lot. No Apparent Cause, And No Previous Indications Of Component Failure. Vehicle Was A Total Loss

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0722VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROWNWOOD, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19971001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 26, 1999

engine Sporadically Stalls Out While Driving. The engine Will Turn Over, But Will Not Come On. Dealer Has Seen Vehicle And Cannot Find A Solution. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CAMDEN, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

When The Vehicle Is In Load It Is Misfiring On The 2nd And 4th Cylinder. The Dealer Has Replaced The Motor, And The Problem Still Exists. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEWTON FALLS, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

engine Uses Excessive Amounts Of Oil (more Than A Quart Every 3000 Miles). Dealer Will Not Do Anything About Problem Until Vehicle Use One Quart Within 900 Miles. *yc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF17LXVL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAKE PLEASANT, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

engine Stalls While Drinving. Yh

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970205. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

engine Stalls While Drinving. Yh

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970205. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

engine Failed. Yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ANAHEIM, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960609. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Aug 01, 1998

engine Makes A Noise. Yh

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970205. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

engine Makes A Noise. Yh

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970205. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Check engine Light Comes On Sometimes. Yh

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970205. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

engine Stalls While Drinving. Yh

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970205. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

engine Makes A Noise. Yh

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970205. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

No Summary

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L5VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FOND DU LAC, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Mar 01, 1999

engine Knock At Cold Start Up–ford To Replace engine.-a/c Has A Musty Smell At Start Up, Dealer Has Sprayed It 4 Times, And Still Has The Same Smell. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):LFTDXO765VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CADIZ, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

While Backing Out Of Driveway Onto A Street engine Stalled Out And Almost Caused A Collision With Oncoming Vehicles. Dealer/manufacturer Notified. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDFO820VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WAKEMAN, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Dec 08, 1998

While Driving Heared A Clicking Noise That Gradually Got Louder And Louder. Took Vehicle To Dealer , And They Said It May Be The Motor. Consumer Had Just Taken Car In A Couple Of Days Before For Recall Repairs. 2 Days Later, This Clicking Noise Started. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN MARCOS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Mar 14, 2000

engine Blew In 3 Year Old, 60,000 Mile Well Kept ford F150 Truck – Out Of Warranty. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FAIRFAX, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 19970401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Apr 07, 2000

While Driving Vehicle Stalls Unexpectedly When Coming To A Stop, Which May Cause A Crash. Also, Problems With Defective Braking System Which Causes Extended Stopping Distance. Dealer Cannot Determine Any Cause. *ak When You Begin To Drive And Try To Stop, The Brakes Lock Up. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GEORGETOWN, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970417. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Feb 01, 1998

While Driving The engine Seized, Check engine Light Did Not Illuminate. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18WXVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OKEECHOBEE, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 62 mph.

Consumer Received ford Recall #99b29 (replacement Of The Pitted Timing Gear Cover Which Caused Coolant Leakage), However After Repair The engine Required Repair Due To Spun Bearings Which Was Directly Caused By The Coolant Leakage. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1821VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MILFORD, NH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960405. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 01, 2000

Purchased Vehicle New In April 1997. From The Third Week Of Owning Vehicle, engine Shakes, Sputters, And Stalls When Driving. ford Has Attempted 13 Times To Fix Problem. They Replaced The engine Long Block On 7/24/00. engine Exhibited The Same Problem Less Then 1000 Miles Later. ford Once Again Replaced Only (bad Parts) In Long Block This Time. Till This Date engine Still Exhibits Same Problem. ford‘s Position Is Their Representatives Made The Decision My Vehicle Is Fine, So I’m Stuck With It. Today, Oct 22, I Have Another Appoitment Because Of A Loud Rattle And engine Problems. If Requested, I Can Submit All Invoices.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF0822VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Sept 19, 2000

engine Was Replaced Due To Damage In The Lower Block, Rough Running, Backfire, Stalling, And Knocking At Cold Start Up, After The Replacement There Was Again Excessive Vibration At Idle, Consumer Requests Reimbursement. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 18, 1999

engine Runs Rough After A Cold Start. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1F1EF17WXVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VANDALIA, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970822. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Nov 12, 1998

Motor Was Inproperly Installed From Factory, Per ford Dealership, Causing Damage To Vehicle. Dealer Has Repaired Vehicle.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728BN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOT SPRINGS, AR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 25, 2000

Truck Was Taken To Dealer On 11/22/2000 Due To Owner Detection Of Water In Oil. Dealer Found No Problems With Any Foreign Substance In The Oil And engine Checked Ok. On 01/15/2001 The engine Check Light Came On. Several Miles Later , engine Attempted To Stall At 50 Mph With All Dashboard Lights Activated. Clutch Was Depressed And Raced To Prevent Stall. engine Recovered After A Few Yards And Was Driven Home. Truck Was Taken Back To Dealer And Was Told That The Crankshaft Bearings Were The Cause Of The Failure And That ford Would Replace The engine If Owner Agreed To Pay $500 Of The Cost.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEW CANEY, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Jan 15, 2001

“tick” Noticed At Startup. Towed To Delaership, Diagnosed As Bent Rod. Total engine Replacement Under Warranty. There Was No Symptoms Until Total Failure. Why Did This Happen And More Importantly, Is It Going To Happen Again. engine Replacement Estimated At Over $4000. Please Provide Info On Similar Failures Via Email. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WINNIPEG MB CANADA, ND. Vehicle was purchased on 19990301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 22, 2001

This Vehicle Was Purchased New In June, 1997. Beginning In November, 2000 I Have Experienced Numerous Problems, Mainly With The engine And Electrical System. The Vehicle Has Been Out Of My Possession For Almost 3 Months Now And I Am Out Of Pocket Over $3,000 In Repair Work. I Have Contacted ford Motor Co. Both In Writing And Calling Their Customer Service Department, And They Have Offered No Assistance And Basically Have Told Me The Problems Are Not Their Concern. I Have Had A Front Timing Cover Gasket Replaced, Major engine Repair Work, Spark Plugs Changed, Electrical Wires Replaced, And Now A “computer Brain” Was Bad In The Vehicle. The Truck’s Check engine Light Remains On And The Truck Still Hesitates, Stalls And Lurches While Driving, Which Is Not Safe. I Have No Where To Turn And Obviously No Money Left To Put In To This Vehicle. I Don’t Understand How A 3 Year Old Truck, Purchased Brand New Can Have So Many Problems, I Can’t Seem To Get An Answer From Anybody, Including ford. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NORWOOD, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Nov 01, 2000

Consumer Was Traveling About 40 Mph On Highway And Heat Level Line Stayed In Red Zone. He Added Coolant Into engine. Vehicle Was Okay. *ak The Vehicle Was Leaking Due To Timing Chain Cover Failure. *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROKEN ARROW, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Nov 14, 2000

Vehicle Has Had Two engines Replaced.*ak Consumer Stated Vehicle Overheated, Water Pouring Out And Vehicle Stalled And Would Not Restart.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RYAN, OK. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

June 21, 1999

After Several Recalls Were Repaired There Was No Oil Pressure In engine. Dealership Has Informed Consumer That Vehicle Needed A New engine. Please Provide Any Additional Information/attachments.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PORT JEFFERSON ST., NY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

July 01, 2000

engine Failed, There Was A Recall On The This Particular engine But Only On The Cars. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MOUNDS, OK. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Noticed In Early 11/2000 That engine Made A “ticking” Sound On Startup. Started Using Higher Octane Gas And Used An Oil Treatment. “tick” Went Away. Drove Home On The Evening Of 11/17/2000 And Parked The Truck. Got In The Truck On The Morning Of 11/20/2000 And The engine Would Not Turn. I Had The Battery Checked Out – It Was Good. I Had The Truck Towed To A Repair Shop (non-dealer) And Was Told That The engine Had Locked Up. The Truck In Currently In The Process Of Have The engine Replaced.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ELGIN, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 20, 2000

I Have Contacted ford Motor Co. By Phone & Email And They Say They Will Get Back W/me And Never Do. There Is No Follow Up On Their Part. No Customer Service And No Satisfaction. The Customer Service Ended At The Signing Of The Bill Of Sale. No Safety Defect. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX07L3VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Vehicle was purchased on 19990301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

I Did Not Cause The engine To Fail. The Defective Parts Did, However Cause Me To Have The engine Completly Overhauled. There Was A “chewed” Up Rod. I Have The Manifold Gasket And The Bad Rod In My Possession And Would Be Glad To Show Any Representative Interested.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0724VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ELLISVILLE, MS. Vehicle was purchased on 19991001. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 06, 2001

No Summary Listed For Above Vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHINA TWP, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Mar 20, 2001

After Vehicle Was Examined For A Manufacturer Service Program On Ingition,vehicle Did Not Operate Properly. When Dealership Examined Vehicle, A Hole In engine Head Was Discovered. Dealer Informed Consumer That Component Needed To Repair Was No Longer Available, Which Required That Entire engine Be Replaced At Consumer’s Expense. Please Provide Any Additional Information/attachments.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NITRO, WV. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Nov 30, 2000

Accelerator Pedal Locked Up With Speed Control Engaged While Driving At Highway Speed Of 68-70 Mph, Could Not Deactivate Speed Control By Applying Brakes Or Disengaging It By The On/off Switch. Disengaged By Shifting Into Neutral And Turning Vehicle Off. This Caused engine Problem. Vehicle Was Taken To Dealer, And Informed Consumer That engine Was Blown, And Needed Replacement. Provide Any Further Information On This Matter. *ak Neede Replacement. Provide Any Further Information On This Matter.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OLATHE, KS. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 29, 2001

While Driving Down The Road, Another Vehcile Hit Consumer’s Bumper. Consumer Proceeded To Drive And Was Nformed By Another Consumer That Fire Was Coming From Bottom Of Vehicle. While Walking Awayfrom The Vehicle, It Blew Up. Dealer Has Not Been Contacted. *ak One Person Was Injured. *slc

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX08LXVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRIDGEPORT, CT. Vehicle was purchased on 19970618. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 16, 2001

Started The Motor In The Morning To Go To Work, Knocking Noise From Either Back Of Motor Or Front Of Transmission. Took Vehicle To Dealer Where I Purchased It From. Was Told By Technician That He Also Heard Nkocking Noise. Technician Put Stethoscope On Motor Says Oil Pump Might Be Bad. His Sugesstion On The Work Order Was To Pull The Oil Pan And Inspect Bearings. This Was Not Performed Due To The Fact That I Was Never Informed Of There Recomendation. Technicians Final Recomendation Was For Me To Purchase A Brand New Motor From The Dealer And Allow Them To Put It In For A Low Low Price Of $3000.00 Out The Door. This Seems To Me To Be Very Deceitful Due To The Fact That Not Hardly Anything Was Done To Find The Source Of The Knock But Yet There Final Decision Is For Me To Pay $3000.00 For A New Motor And Installation. When They Do Not Even Know If This Is The Problem. Cost Me $35.00 For There Deceitful Recomendation. I Have Been Searching The Internet For Other 1997fordf-150 Motor Problems That Include Knocking Noises And They Are Every Where On The Web. All Motor Problems With The Same Symptoms As Mine Are All Low Mileage Motors. Mine Only Has 67951 Miles On It. I Have Religously Maintained All Aspects Of My Vehicle. ford Sells Low Qaulity Products And There Dealers Are Deceitful!*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ORLAND, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 31, 2001

Started The Motor In The Morning To Go To Work, Knocking Noise From Either Back Of Motor Or Front Of Transmission. Took Vehicle To Dealer Where I Purchased It From. Was Told By Technician That He Also Heard Nkocking Noise. Technician Put Stethoscope On Motor Says Oil Pump Might Be Bad. His Sugesstion On The Work Order Was To Pull The Oil Pan And Inspect Bearings. This Was Not Performed Due To The Fact That I Was Never Informed Of There Recomendation. Technicians Final Recomendation Was For Me To Purchase A Brand New Motor From The Dealer And Allow Them To Put It In For A Low Low Price Of $3000.00 Out The Door. This Seems To Me To Be Very Deceitful Due To The Fact That Not Hardly Anything Was Done To Find The Source Of The Knock But Yet There Final Decision Is For Me To Pay $3000.00 For A New Motor And Installation. When They Do Not Even Know If This Is The Problem. Cost Me $35.00 For There Deceitful Recomendation. I Have Been Searching The Internet For Other 1997fordf-150 Motor Problems That Include Knocking Noises And They Are Every Where On The Web. All Motor Problems With The Same Symptoms As Mine Are All Low Mileage Motors. Mine Only Has 67951 Miles On It. I Have Religously Maintained All Aspects Of My Vehicle. ford Sells Low Qaulity Products And There Dealers Are Deceitful!*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ORLAND, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 31, 2001

We Have Had Over 5 , Now 6 Recall’s Within The Last Year.there Is No Modifications To This Truck, And Had Been Getting Vibration’s In The Rear,but ford Said They Saw No Problem With This,now The engine Has Blown And They Cannot Give Me An Explanation For This.. Luckily I Was Not Driving At The Time.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LONGWOOD, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20000901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 28, 2001

While Driving At Any Speed Vehicle Started To Choke/ Sputter, And Run Rough. Then, It Dies. Once While Going Down A Hill engine Stalled/ It Became Very Hard To Steer, And Consumer Almost Lost Control.please Provide Any Further Information.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KANSAS CITY, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 01, 2001

While Driving Theres A Skip In engine. Took To Dealer, And They Stated That engine Is Knocking And Going Bad. Please Provide Any Further Information.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1829VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DESTIN, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 01, 2000

Vehicle Will Stall At Slow Speeds During Long Trips, 5 Times So Far. Taken To Dealer 3 Times, Cannot Remedy Problem. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIDDLEBURG, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Dec 01, 1998

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FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHESAPEAKE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20001105. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 11, 2001

The engine Is Knocking; We Park It And We Feel That It Is A Defect In The Motor We Had It Put On The Machine And The Person Whom Checked It. Said It Was Not Something That Could Hve Been Helped. We Took It To A ford Place And Had It Checked There . We Have Done Regular Maintenance On It . When We Got It We Had To Take It In For Leaking Oil And They Said They Replaced The Seal On It It Went In Twice For This I Feel This Problem May Have Resulted In The Leaking, And I Feel I Should Not Have To Replace It If It Is A Possible Defect In The Motor Thank You For Taking The Time To Read This. Please Let Me Know What I Need To Do In This Matter Thank You Again For Your Time And Trouble *ak. Sincerely Selma Telena Chappell. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GREENVILLE, SC. Vehicle was purchased on 19990501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Sept 01, 2001

Vehicle Stalled Right Before Consumer Started To Drive. Contacted Dealer And Dealer Was Not Willing To Do Anything.*ak *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHAPSWORTH, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 10, 2002

engine Knock At Start Up. I Brought The Problem To The Attention Of ford When The Truck Was Still Underwarranty. They Knew It Was A Problem And Did Not Have A Fix. So Therfore They Did Nothing. Now That The Problem Is Worsing, ford Has A Solution But Will Do Nothing As It Is Out Of Warranty. I Feel They Avoided Finding A Solution And Fixing Until The Vast Majority Of engines Were Out Of Warranty And Now Will Not Own Up To The Fix. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BATAVIA, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 19980901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Dec 01, 1998

Vehicle Skips, Misses, Backfires And Has Very Little Power. No Check engine Light Illuminated. *jg

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIDDLEBURG, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19970710. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

No Summary Listed For Above Vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ATHENS, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20010701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Mar 01, 2002

Vehicle Skips, Misses, Backfires And Has Very Little Power. No Check engine Light Illuminated. *jg

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIDDLEBURG, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19970710. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

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FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHESAPEAKE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20001105. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 11, 2001

4.2 Litre V-6 engine Failed After engine Seized. ford Agreed To Pay 1/3 Of Costs To Maintain Customer Loyalty. Showed Them Defect Report From Nhtsa Website.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20971001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 14, 2002

On 5/3/02 engine Check Light Came On And We Took It To The Dealership. They Checked It And Replaced The Dpf Sensor, Updated Computer And Cleaned Fuel Injectors. The Following Week, I Had Trouble Starting 3 Times After Work. The Following Wednesday, My Wife Drove It To Work And When She Tried To Start It After Work There Was A Loud “bang” And It Took Another 1/2 Hr To Get It Going. When She Got It Going Again There Was A Loud “tapping” From The engine. We Called The Dealer And Towed It In. They Checked And Said The Coolant Was Leaking Into The Oil And The engine Could Not Be Rebuilt. It Was Going To Cost Us $4000 Plus Labor To Have Another engine Put In. This Vehicle Has Been Very Well Maintained. On Doing Some Research We Found That This Is A Common Problem With This Particular engine, And There Was A Recall (#99b29) Related To This Problem That We Never Received. We Ordered The Truck In Jan 1996, And Took Delivery In March 96 Which Falls Within All Of The Date Ranges Specified On F150.com. We Have Since Contacted Our Salesman, He Checked Out The Problem And Called Us Back Telling Us To Bring It In. This Will Involve Another Towing And I’m Not Sure It Will Solve Anything We Do Not Already Know. We Do Not Feel That We Should Have To Pay $4000 For An engine On A Truck That Has Been Well Maintained. Where Do We Go From Here?*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0723VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20960101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 03, 2002

Seal Failed On Timing Gear Very Similer To All The Other Complaints Listed. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WOO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20990701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

June 01, 2002

Upon Cold Start, engine Threw A Rod. Entire engine Needs To Be Replaced.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WILTON, IA. Vehicle was purchased on 20980201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 01, 2002

There Was No Accident. We Turned The Key On To Start The engine And The Rod Went Through The engine And Oil Pan. There Were No Lights Indicating Any Problems. The Veh Did Not Use Any Oil. It Recieved Its Oil Changes Regularly. It Had Been Running Just Fine. They Put A New engine In It And Now It Vibrates Makes A Popping Noise And Runs Loud. They Told Us This Is All Within ford Specs. This Should Not Have Happened. We Paid Over $13000 For A Veh That Took A Dump After 10 Months. We Could Not Even Get This Dealers Sale Manager To Return A Call. Everyone Else At The Dealer Said Well It Worked Good For 10000 Miles. I Called ford And They Gave Me A Case Number And That Is It. They Also Did Nothing For Us. I Am Getting No Where With Anyone. I Finally Went Over There And Cornered The Manager And He Says He Doesn’t Remember And I Should Call Him On Monday. Which I Will. Also They Tried To Stick Us With An Extra $1100 Bill For Something That Was Not The Problem With The Shifting Gear. We Ended Up Putting A New Clutch In Also At This Time. We Had This Problem When We Bought It And They Told Us That There Was Nothing Wrong That It Ground Going Into 2nd Gear Becasue We Were Going To Fast. Actually The Clutch Cleared That Problem. They Tryed To Say It Was The Syncronation Gears And They Needed To Be Repalced. Which Was Not True. The Clutch Fixed This Problem. They Also At This Time Are Not Paying For This Even Though We Bought It That Way And I Brought That Up At The Time We Test Drove It. I Feel They Need To Be Checked Out And Also I Am Wondering If This Falls Under The Lemon Law. We Would Be Willing To Give The Vehicle Back If They Are Not Willing To Stand Behind There Defective engine. I Was Unsure Of What You Were Talking About With The 2 Pt Belt , 3 Point Belt Or Manufacture Belt So I Did Not Check Anything. Thank You Chris Pauley. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BARABOO, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 20010801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 31, 2002

Consumer Stated Vehicle Began Experiencing Mechanical Problems, Upon Inpspection Of The Problem, The Mechanic Diagnosed The Issue As A Misfire On Cylinders Number 1 And 3 And There Was Also Water On Them.*jb

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BARSTOW, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 20, 2002

I Contacted Courtesy ford And They Said There Was No Recall,so I Replaced The engine With Aused engine Because I Couldn’t Aford A New engine. As A Result The Same Thing Happened. The engine Didn’t Run Hot, But There Was Fluid Found In The 1st Cylinder, The Cranksaft Was Twisted, The Connecting Rod Was Broke, And There Was A Chunk Taken Out Of The Block. On The Second Engin I Found Fluid In The First Cyinder And The Engin Will Not Run. I Have Recently Spoke With Some Machanics(that Work For ford)and They Said That”about 90% Of The 4.2 L V6 From 1997 Have Been Returned.”*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MORGAN CITY, LA. Vehicle was purchased on 20980701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 12, 2002

Head Gasket Has Gone Out, Causing A Rod In engine To Break. And engine Has Blowen. Contacted Dealer, And Dealer Was Not Willing To Do Anything. Please Provide Further Information*ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TOM HARBOR, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 02, 2002

Consumer States That After Taking Off The Key From The Ignition The engine Still Running. Dealer Was Notified. Mr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE PROV. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEATHERFORD, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20980901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 01, 2001

Front engine Cover Gasket Failed In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck, Built 05/97 In Recall Campaign 99b29, Proving The Original Recall Has Been Inadequate. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CRYSTAL, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 01, 2002

engine Front Cover Gasket Failed In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck, Built 05/97 In Recall Campaign 99b29 Indicating The Original Recall Was Inadequate.” Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0724VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in UNION CITY, NJ. Vehicle was purchased on 20990601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Oct 28, 2002

This Truck Should Have Been Included In The ford Recall 99b29. After Contacting ford. They Refuse To Extend The Recall. It Is My Belief, That The Recall Was Too Narrow In Scope And Should Be Extended To All 1997fordf-150 Trucks. Many Other ford Owners Have Experienced This Same Problem (leaking Gasket Which In Turn Permits The Coolant To Leak Antifreeze Into The engine, Thereby Damaging The engine). The 1997fordf-150 Was The First Year Of The New Model Design And Apparently ford Is Not Stepping Up To Help Their Customers. My Research Has Indicated That This Problem Occurs With The 1997f-150 When The Truck Has Reached 60,000-70,000 Miles And After The Warranty Has Expired. The ford Dealers As Well As Corporate Has Knowledge Of This Problem And Are Refusing To Acknowledge That This Recall Was Not Broad Enough To Cover The Many Trucks That Have Encountered This Problem. Had My Vehicle Been Included In This Recall, I Would Have Taken My Truck Immediately To My Dealer To Have The Work Performed, Thereby Avoiding Any Potential Damage To My Truck’s engine. Instead, I Was Not The Recipient Of A Recall Letter And ford Tells Me My Truck Is Not Included. It Seems Clear That My Truck Experienced The Same Identical Problems Which The Recall Specifically States: ” 1997ford F-series 150, Equipped With 4.2 L engine; Vehicle My Experience engine Coolant Leak At engine Front Cover Gasket; Thereby Causing Severe engine Damage Is Not Immediately Corrected”. This Is Exactly What Happened To My Truck And How ford Can Not Claim Liability Is Unconscionable. I Would Ask That You Please Launch An Investigation Into This Defect And Try To Get The Recall Broadened In Scope. Thank You Very Much. Dt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TOLEDO, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20970801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Apr 13, 2002

engine Front Cover Gasket Failed, Creating Coolant Leak. ford Recall 99b29 Affected 141,800 1997fordf-150 4.2l engines. ford Did Not Include My Truck In This Recall But It Has Suffered The Same Gasket Failure. Dt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CRYSTAL, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 01, 2002

I Went Out To Start The Vehicle And The Motor Locked Up. I Have Been Informed Of Several Cases Of This Same engine Failing And I Am Having Trouble Finding Someone Willing To Rebuild It. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JOHNSTON, SC. Vehicle was purchased on 20990701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 20, 2002

engine Front Cover Gasket Failed In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck, Built 05/97 In Recall Campaign 99b29 Indicating The Original Recall Has Been Inadequate. Lower Intake Manifold Side Gaskets Failed, Allowing Coolant To Leak Into engine Oil. Issue Is Addressed By ford With Tsb Article No. 99-20-7. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in POWAY, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20990801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Oct 15, 2002

engine Front Cover Gasket Failed In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck, Built 06/97 In Recall Campaign 99b29 Indicating The Original Recall Has Been Inadequate. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ERLANGER, KY. Vehicle was purchased on 20020801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 10, 2002

A Tapping Noise Has Occured In The engine. A ford Mechanic Stated That It Was A Spun Rod Bearing. ford Claims That There Is Nothing They Can Do To Help Me For A Malfucntion Caused By A Bad Front Cover Gasket Leak. This Caused The Coolant To Leak Into The Oil, Mixing Water Wtih Oil. I Know I’m Not The First To Report This. I Was Informed By Other Owners To File A Complaint As Well. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0728VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRESHAM, OR. Vehicle was purchased on 20981101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 25, 2002

No Summary. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAND JUNCTION, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20960701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

May 03, 2002

Head Gasket Failure Coolant In Cylinder. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WESTCHESTER, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20960801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 20, 2002

I Know I Am Not The Only One With These Failures. When I Contacted ford They Told Me To Bad. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1829VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WESTMINSTER, VT. Vehicle was purchased on 20000301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Apr 04, 2000

Lower Intake Manifold Side Gaskets Failed, Allowing Coolant To Leak Into engine Oil. Issue Is Addressed By ford With Tsb Article No. 99-20-7. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HAYWARD, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20960701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 01, 2002

engine Front Cover Failed In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck, Built In 1996 In Recall Campaign 99b29 Indicating The Original Recall Has Been Inadequate. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HAYWARD, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20960701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 01, 2002

1- Lower Intake Manifold Side Gaskets Failed, Allowing Coolant To Leak Into engine Oil And Cylinders, Causing engine Hydrolock. Issue Is Addressed By ford With Tsb Article No. 99-20-7. 2- engine Front Cover Gasket Failed In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck, Built 03/1996, In Recall Campaign 99b29 Indicating The Original Recall Has Been Inadequate. Dt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GUAYNABO, PR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 04, 2002

engine Front Cover Gasket Failed In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck, Built 05/97 In Recall Campaign 99b29 Indicating The Original Recall Has Been Inadequate. Lower Intake Manifold Side Gaskets Failed, Allowing Coolant To Leak Into engine Oil. Issue Is Addressed By ford With Tsb Article No. 99-20-7. Dt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ZELLWOOD, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20960601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 30, 2002

engine Front Cover Gasket Failed In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck, Built 04/97 In Recall Campaign 99b29 Indicating The Original Recall Has Been Inadequate. Dt

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1723VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MENTOR, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20011201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 11, 2002

“lower Intake Manifold Side Gaskets Failed, Allowing Coolant To Leak Into engine Oil. Issue Is Addressed By ford With Tsb Article No. 99-20-7.” *cb

Mileage was 127000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DURHAM, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 19990901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 16, 2004

Failed Lower Intake Manifold Gaskets In ford 4.2 Liter engines. I Think Enough Of These Have Failed To Require ford Motor Company To Issue A Recall To Repair Or Reimburse Those Of Us Who Have Already Had The Repair Completed Or Had To Replace Our engines Due To The Failure.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FRESNO, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 19990305. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 14, 2004

Gasket Leaked Water Into Crankcase Of My 97 ford F150 With A 4.2 engine. Had To Replace The engine For A Little More Than $4000.00. ford Knows Of Problem But Will Not Compensate Cost. There Are A Lot Of Angry ford Owners Out There With The Same Problem. My ford Truck Had Only 68000 Miles On It.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 68200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RAYNHAM, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990414. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: TANNER FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 508-238-2002 . DEALER’S CITY: SOUTH EASTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 02375 .

Jan 02, 2005

An engine Rod Went Through The Oil Pan Upon Start-up.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 106726 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1825VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DEEPWATER, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 20000103. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JIM RAYSIK . DEALER’S CITY: CLINTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MO.

Oct 19, 2004

120k Miles, Adding A Little Coolant Occasionally, ford Dealer And Local Mechanic Can Find No Reason, Cranked Car One Morning And It Threw A Rod Through The Oil Pan… engine Was Running Smooth Up To This Point… ford Replaced A Gasket For Me Out Of Warrenty When The Truck Stranded Me 1500 Miles From Home…coolant Had Leaked All Over Parking Lot At That Time…now I Face A $4,000 Repair…i Changed The Oil Every 3-4000 Miles. *ak

Mileage was 120000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BLACKVILLE, SC. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TYSON MOTORS . DEALER’S CITY: ESTILL . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SC.

Jan 20, 2005

1997fordf-150 Front engine Gasket Is Causing Coolant To Leak Into The Oil Pan Which Has Damaged The Bearings. I Now Need A New engine. ford Had A Recall Issued For This Problem In 1999 But I Was Never Notified Of The Recall. They Are Not Willing To Honor The Recall Now. They State The Recall Time Frame Has Expired. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NASHVILLE, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970616. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: GRAHAM FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 615-446-2308 . DEALER’S CITY: DICKSON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 37055 .

Jan 28, 2005

I Have A 1997fordf-150, With A 4.2 Liter engine, And 82,000 Miles On The Vehicle. For The Past Few Years I Noticed A Gradual Decrease In The Coolant Level, However, I Could Not Determine Where The Leak Was Occurring. Also, For The Last Three Weeks Leading Up To The Occurrence, I Noticed The engine Would Knock When I Would Start It Up. In October Of 2004, After Starting The Truck, I Saw White Exhaust Smoke And Heard The #1 Piston Rattling. I Have Since Found Out That This Is A Common Occurrence With Owners Of ’96 Thru ’98 Model ford Cars And Trucks, With 3.8l And 4.2l engines. I Have Also Seen ford Tsb’s That Prove They Have Known For About Six Years, That The Front Cover Gaskets Have A High Incidence Of Failure, Causing Coolant To Leak Into The Crankcase. Also, That The Intake Manifold Gaskets Can Fail, Which Causes Coolant To Leak Into The #1 Cylinder. When An engine Is Started With Water In The Cylinder, The Piston Rod Is Likely To Bed Or Break. The Manifold Gasket Failure Is Responsible For My Problem, As Well As That Of Many Other ford Owners. The Remedy For The Problem Is An engine Replacement, Costing About $4,000. ford Motor Company Is Not Taking Responsibility For This engineering Defect, Leaving Many Unsatisfied Customers To Pay For Their Faulty engines. I Have Not Had My engine Replaced Yet. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WAYNESBORO, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000620. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 27, 2004

’97 ford F150 V6 4×4 4.2l, 2000 Recall To Replace Motor. Replaced By ford. Replaced With Same Problematic engine. ford Knowing The Problem With This engine Had Not Been Solved. Only 48,000 Ml On Recalled engine That Was Replaced. With Only 48,000 Ml On New engine, Leads To Manafold Gasket Leakage, Head Leaking And Throwing A Rod. Which Allowed Water In The Oil. Dealership Refuses To Assist In Correctiong This Problem. ford Motor Co. At Fault Replacing A Recalled engine With Same engine Knowing The Problem Would Arise Again. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1826VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MENA, AR. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MENA FORD CO . DEALER’S CITY: MENA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AR. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 71953 .

Mar 17, 2005

1997fordf-150 4.2l engine Loss Of engine Performance And Leaking engine Coolant, Loss Of Oil Pressure. Driving At Highway Speed, 70 Mph Oil Pump Failed At 89200 Miles Causing engine To Throw A Rod And Spin Bearings. This Resulted In engine Failure. *ak I Purchased A Remanufactured 4.2l engine From ford To Replace The Failed engine. Ld engine Core Was Turned In For Credit. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 89194 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROCKY RIVER, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960328. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JOHN LANCE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 440-871-8600 . DEALER’S CITY: WESTLAKE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44145 .

Oct 01, 2004

engine Failure Of The 4.2l V6 In A 1997ford F150 Truck. Broken Rod On Number 6 Piston. This Is An Apparently Known Problem And Is Effecting Many Vehicles. engine Replacement Is Equal To The Value Of The Vehicle. ($4000.00)*jb

Mileage was 149645 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ACWORTH, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000317. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 25, 2005

I Purchased A fordf-150 In Jan 97 With 4.2l V-6 engine, I Have Followed The Services Religiously, On Or Around Jan 2000 I Tooked The Vehicle To Local Dealer In Puerto Rico Because There Was A Recall For The Front Gaskets To Be Replaced, I Contacted The Dealer And Ascheduled An Appmt. I Tooked The Vehicle In The Dealerd 4 Days Later They Call Me And Said That The Vehicle Was Done. I Went To Pick The Vehicle Up And Notice That There Was No Work Done To The Vehicle. The Attendant Told Me That They Did Not Replaced The Gaskets Because The Vehicle Was Not Leaking So It Did Not Needed The Gaskets Replaced. Came To United States Since I Am In The Military In Fort Leonard Wood. I Started To Notice A Loss In Coolant This Concerned Me And Replaced The Water Pump Then It Started Leaking From The Timing Chain Cover Gasket So I Replaced The Cover The Gasket And The Water Pump Gasket Once More Costing Me Around $900.00. Then This Past Winter One Morning I Went To Start The Vehicle And Started To Make This Knoking Knoice Very Loud Knoice So I Turned Off And Called The Local ford Dealer Here In St Robert Mo, Dealer Seller Sexton They Told Me To Bring The Vehicle And Then Is When I Found That The engine Has Broken A Piston Rod Because Coolant Had Gotten In The Oil. They Told Me That It Was Going To Cost Me Around $4,500.00 I Told Them That I Had No Money To Pay For Those Type Of Expences. Then I Found Out That The engines Were Manufactured With Defective Gaskets. I Contacted ford For Assistance And They Said That They Can Not Help Me Because The Warranty In The Vehicle Is Expired. To This Should Make No Difference Because This Was A Manufacturing Problem Not The Owners Fault My Truck Only Around 73,500. ford Needs To Be Held Liable For This They Claimed That This Vehicles Spark Plugs Are To Be Changed At 100,000. Miles How Is This If The engines Are Only Lasting 73,500 Miles. Please Need Your Help On Ensuring ford Is Held Liable For This. Thank You.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 73387 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ST. ROBERT, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970104. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 11, 2005

Started The Truck One Morning It Had A Rough Idle But Seemed To Smooth Out. Drove It Out To A Jobsite And Parked It For A Couple Hours. Started It And White Smoke Came Out And There Was A Banging And Knocking Sound. Turned It Off And Had It Towed To A Repair Shop. They Told Me I Had Thrown A Rod.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 96000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RICHMOND, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20040610. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 24, 2005

I’ve Noticed That Coolant Is Leaking Into My engine (burning From The Exhaust) And That ford Issued A Recall For The Intake Manifold Gaskets, But I Was Never Notified. Had I Been Notified, I Could Have Had This Problem Corrected In 2001.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 96449 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FAIRBORN, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961130. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 30, 2005

1.) engine Failure On 1997ford F150 4.2 V6 With Only 84442 Miles Replaced Motor At Personal Expense $4019.00 2.) engine Died On 10-02-1003 Had Towed Back To Dealer And They Said It Was “not” Related To The Replaced Motor And It Was Electrical – Personal Expense $300 3.) Enigne Begins Running Rough On 6-6-2005 – Diagnosis Faulty Coil Assembly, Plus And Plug Wires “not Covered Under The Rebuilt engine 36,000 Mile Warranty – Personal Cost: $600

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 84442 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1722VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MADISON, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 20000525. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MIDDLETON FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 608-831-7725 . DEALER’S CITY: MIDDLETON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 53562 .

June 07, 2003

4.2 L engine Busting Rods.

Mileage was 107321 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1826VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SATSUMA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20040315. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: USED CARS INC. . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 386-328-2279 . DEALER’S CITY: PALATKA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 32178 .

July 03, 2005

I Have A 97 ford 150 With A 4.2 V6 That Has Hydro Locked. I Am Still Making Payments On This Truck. I Have Not Yet Fixed It I Am Trying To Find A Good Price On A New Motor. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 103000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MOUND, MN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 04, 2005

1997fordf-150 4.2l V-6 Truck Starting Knocking This Morning When I Went To Start The Motor. 60,000 Miles And The engine Has Lost All Oil Pressure And Is Knocking Terribly. I Used It 2 Days Ago And This Morning It’s Broken. Happened While Sitting Under The Carport Over Night. Probably The All Familiar Leaking Gaskets That Has Plagued Every 4.2l V-6 ford Owner. *jb

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1729VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PRAIRIEVILLE, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970725. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: AUDUBON FORD .

Nov 24, 2005

Leaking Front Gasket And/or Intake Gasket Caused engine Failure On A 1997ford Pickup V6 4.2 . I Was Not Advise At No Time Of This Potential Problem And Paid For The Gasket Repairs Myself. Only Now After A Major Failure Have I Learned About The ford Tsb 99-20-7 And/or On P99b29 And The Dealer Is Leaving Me Stranded. I’m Disabled, And Nearly Broke. Also Later In This Form I Don’t Know What Oem Is. *jb

Mileage was 102000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CAMBRIDGE, MD. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20010209. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PRESTON FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 410 673 7171 . DEALER’S CITY: PRESTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MD. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 21655 .

Dec 18, 2005

Lower Intake Manifold In 4.2l V6 (ford F150) Failed (melted) Allowing Coolant To Leak Into A Cylinder Resulting In Hydro-lock. The Piston And Connecting Rod In That Cylinder Were Damaged (piston Skirt Broken, Rod Bent). Since Then I Have Learned That ford Has Been Aware Of This Problem Almost Since The Truck Was New (’97) And Refused To Provide Any Support To Owners Except Where The Gasket Failed During The Regular Warranty Period. As I Understand It Failure Is Inevitable, And Even So ford Did Not Make An Attempt To Contact Owners Regarding This Problem. In My Case ford‘s Refusal To Provide A Warning Of This Problem Turned A Relatively Inexpensive Repair (replacement Of The Gasket) Into Over $1300 In Parts And Labor. *jb

Mileage was 135000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DENVER, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000314. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Jan 15, 2005

I’ll Have A 1997ford F150 For No Reason My Motor Blew A Rod I’ll Read In The Internet About A Lot Of People Having The Same Problem The Motor Are Defect, Isn’t ford Dealer During Anything About It. This Is Not Right I’ll Went To Work In My Truck Came Home From Work, 3-hours Later Started My Truck The engine Knock Continues To Bang, I Turn It Off I Was Told That The Truck Blew A Rod. This Is Very On Fair I Can’t Afford A Another Car. Please Advise. Thanks You. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 111257 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0722VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20051031. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: FORD .

Jan 02, 2006

Bent Or Broken Connecting Rod, Due To Coolant Leak. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 62250 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1722VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST YARMOUTH, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970812. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 04, 2006

1. Loss Of engine Coolant 2.engine Damage Knocking Coolant In Combustion Chambers, engine Knocking Loss Of Oil Pressure From Defective Gaskets, 3 .ford Will Not Fix Problem. *nm

Mileage was 87000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ELYRIA, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20020524. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 16, 2005

I Have A 1997fordf-150 With 60,800 Miles On It And The Motor Started Knocking. I Took It To The Dealership And They Told Me I Needed A New engine. The Cost Was More Than The Truck Was Worth. I Had The Truck In The Shop 3 Years Ago For A Water Leak That Was Coming From The Front Of The Motor. The Truck Had 36,000 Miles On It And The Dealership Ask Me If The Mileage Was Right On The Truck. I Told Them When I Bought The Truck And The Couldn’t Believe I Was Having This Problem. *jb

Mileage was 60750 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1829VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WAKE VILLAGE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970120. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MCCLARTY AUTOMALL . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 903-792-4895 . DEALER’S CITY: TEXARKANA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75503 .

Feb 25, 2006

Spark Plug Blew Out While Running. I Have Only Had The Plugs Changed Once By The ford Dealer. I Have Read On The ford F150 Forums That This Is Very Common On The 5.4 engine As They Have Very Few Threads Holding The Plug In. I Am Told ford Fixed The Problem In 2002 But Has Not Recalled The Earlier Trucks. *jb

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BEAUMONT, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Oct 31, 2005

Bought A 1997f-150 Used In 2001 With 62,000 Miles On It. I Have Put Less Than 15,000 Miles On The Vehicle In The 4.5 Years I Have Owned It And Changed The Oil Twice. I Had Noticed In The Past That I Would Have To Fill Up The Coolant, But Could Not Find A Leak. I Also Had Problems With The Heat Going In And Out. Went To Start The Truck And It Shook And Came To A Stop. Started It Again And There Is Now An Awful Banging/knock. I Believe To Be A Rod Or Other Internal Part. Have Not Had The Problem Diagnosed By A Professional, But After Reading The Forums On The ford 4.2 Liter engines I Feel Confident That I Can Self Diagnose The Problem As Having To Do With The Coolant Leak Problems. I Have Not Ran The engine And Have Not Had The Money To Fix It Or Replace It. I Can’t Believe The Number Of People That Have Had The Some Problem, Symptoms, And Outcome As Me. They Have To Number In The Hundreds-thousands. ford Should Not Be Able To Get Away With This And Have To Be Full Aware Of The Problems With Their 4.2 Motor. There Needs To Be A Class Action Suit And A Recall. On Behalf Of All The f-150 Owners Who Have Had This Problem We Need Help To Resolve This. Thanks For Your Consideration And Please Inform Me If Anything Happens Or Can Be Done As I Have Not Found Anything As Far As A Class Action Suit Against ford. Jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 75000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LITTLE RIVER, SC. Vehicle was purchased on 20010627. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 23, 2005

11/16/2005 ~ Go In For A Routine Oil And Lube. Attendant Gives Me Details, I Have Air Filter Replaced And Coolant Added Because It Was Low. 2/23/2006 ~ Go In For My Routine Oil And Lube. I Ask The Attendant To Look At The Coolant, I Tell Him That It Keeps Getting Low. Sure Enough He Comes Back And Lets Me Know Its Very Low, Did I Want To Put Coolant In It. 4/28/2006 ~ I Go To My 97 f-150 To Head Out To An Interview, Shirt And Tie, Cup Of Coffee And Paperwork In Hand. Put The Key In The Ignition And It Wont Turn Over. It Isn’t The “battery Is Dead” Won’t Turn Over, Its A “i Want Turn Over But I Can’t” Over And I Call My Mechanic. He Arrives And Gets Out His Jumpers To See If It Is A Dead Battery. We Look At The Starter, Electrical Everything And Can’t Seem To Figure It Out. He Says To Me, “you Don’t Have Very Low Or Little Coolant, Put Some In The Resevoir” He Asks Me If I Noticed Anything Odd, Any Hesitation The Previous Day, I Tell Him No, I Literally Drove 3 Miles To Go To The Market And That Was It For Driving That Day. He Asks Me To Put It In Reverse And We Try And Push It Backwards To Turn The Motor Over. It Won’t Budge, At This Point He Says There Has To Be Something In The Cylinder(s), Gas, Water, Oil, Something And We’ll Pull The Plugs And See What Comes Out. We Pulled The Plugs And Coolant Came Pouring Out Of Cylinder #2. I Have Pictures Etc Of The Coolant And Plugs. I Found There Are Many People Having Issues Identical To This Within The Same Timbering Of Mileage And Even The Same Cylinder. Http://forums.treemedia.com/fb/showthread.php?t=224 Http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=473230 Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ford_essex_v6_engine_(canadian)#4.2 My Mechanic Is Now Pricing A Complete Gasket Kit And Will Need To Take The Motor Apart To Fix The Problem. The Motor Sounds As If It Is Ok And We Are Going To Try To Remedy The Gasket Situation And See If We Can’t Get It To Run Normally. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 129600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VAN NUYS, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980614. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: KIEFFE & SONS . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 805-824-2477 . DEALER’S CITY: MOHAVE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

Apr 28, 2006

1997ford 150 V6 4.2 L engine Failure, Never Received Notification From ford About Lower Intake Gasket Recall, Or The Recall On The Front Cover Gasket. Both Defects Cause engine Failure By Hydrostatic Lock, Bending Or Breaking The Connecting Rod(s) In 1 Or More Cylinders. *nm

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TACOMA, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 06, 2005

I Bought A 1997ford Xl V-6 4×4 From Noller ford In Topeka, Ks Brand New . I Was Told This V-6 engine Was The Greatest Thing Ever Invented By ford. I Noticed That About Every Oil Change I Had To Top Off The Coolant. I Called Topeka ford About This Approximately 6 Months After I Drove The Truck–i Was Told It Was Normal For This Motor. I Took Their Word. My Son Is In The Military At Nellis Afb In Las Vegas Nevada. He Drove My Truck There And Called Me Last Night Saying The Motor Locked Up.(it Has About 112,000 Miles On It) I Called The Las Vegas ford Dealership And Talked With Fernando And He Informed Me That There Was Nothing Wrong With The ford V-6—please Look Into This!!!! I Then Called A Former ford Mechanic And Asked Him What My Son Could Do—he Stated That ford Had Many Problems With The V-6 And Most Was Due To Some Head Gasket Problems (or Something Like That) And Many People Have Had Their engines Seize Up Due To This. I Have Read Several Websites With A Lot Of People Having The Same Complaint As I Do—why Doesn’t ford Step-up? I Have Bought Quite A Few fords But If They Choose Not To Fix This Problem, This Will Be The Last One. Some ford Owners Have Had ford Send Them A Recall Notice For The Gasket Issue—why Haven’t I???? My Son Is Due To Be Deployed To Iraq Soon And He Shouldn’t Have To Worry About What Will Happen To This Truck. He Does Not Have The Money To Fix It, Nor Do I—fernando Was Quick To Point Out That For $4000 It Could Be Fixed, I Asked How He Came Up With A Figure That Fast And He Refused To Answer My Question—-what Does That Tell You???–this Has Happened To Other People On A Regular Basis!!! *nm

Mileage was 112000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1821VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HIAWATHA, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980209. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: NOLLER FORD . DEALER’S CITY: TOPEKA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KS.

July 17, 2006

F150 ford Right Side Upper Head Gasket Failure. *nm

Mileage was 104000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SEBASTIAN, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970606. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 11, 2006

1997ford F150 4.2l engine – Thrown Rod/ Cruise Control Fire Possibilites. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 124648 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRADENTON, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 06, 2006

My F150 Xlt 4.2l engine Had Been Operating Normally Prior To 9/21/07. The Truck Was Sitting At Home And Had Not Been Driven For Approximately One Week When I Went To Drive It. As I Cranked It, The engine Suddenly Began Making A Very Loud Clattering Noise. I Immediately Shut Off The engine And Opened The Hood To See If Something Was Hitting The Fan Blade Or Some Similar Event. After Inspecting The engine Compartment And Discovering Nothing Unusual Visually, I Again Started The engine And Again The Same Horribly Loud Noise Continued. I Was Told By An Auto Mechanic Who Lives Nearby That The Noise Sounded Like A Rod “knock” Caused By Catastrophic engine Failure. After Learning Of The 99b29 Recall On This 4.2 engine For Front Gasket Defects That Cause Complete engine Failure If Not Stooped In Time, I Contacted The Original Owner And Learned That He Had Never Been Notified Of Any Such Recall, And He Specifically Stated That Anytime He Was Notified Of A Problem He Always Took The Vehicle To The Dealer As Instructed. In Fact, His Father Worked At A ford Dealership And His Father Sold Him The Truck And He Still Had No Knowledge Of Any Such Recall. I Had Recently Added engine Coolant To The Reservoir Before The engine Failure Because It Was Very Low, But I Discovered No Leaks Anywhere Nor Anything Else Unusual So There Was Nothing Appearing Out Of The Ordinary. The engine Is Now Ruined Due To The Faulty Gasket Because The Vehicle Owner Was Never Notified Of The Defective Condition. In Fact, The Original Owner Took The Vehicle To A ford Dealership More That One Year Ago On May 18, 2006 For An Electrical Recall (05s28, Cruise Control) And They Should Have And Could Have Also Fixed The Defective Gasket At That Time, Which Would Have Prevented My Total engine Failure From Ever Happening… But They Didn’t. ford‘s Failure To Fix All Recalled Defects On 5/18/06 Was Inexcusable. ford Owes Me A New engine! *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 125277 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX072XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OCEAN SPRINGS, MS. Vehicle was purchased on 20060707. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 21, 2007

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