The 1997 Ford Expedition
In 1997, Ford made waves in the American automobile market with the launch of its Expedition – a handsome big vehicle for big jobs. The Expedition boasts V8 muscle, decent fuel economy, good comfort, and great interior space. It is very similar to the Ford F150 pickup from the front, especially in terms of the chassis and front end body panels, while from the rear and side, it resembles the smaller Explorer. This is due to the fact that Ford stylists wanted to design a vehicle that would appeal to potential and current owners of both models. Depending on the seating configuration, it can carry five (center bench with front bucket seats), or six (center bench with front full-width seat) passengers. There are two engine choices available for the 1997 Expedition – a standard 4.6-liter and 5.4-liter V8. Both can tow heavy loads, up to 6200 pounds with the 4.6-liter and up to 8000 pounds with the 5.4-liter engine. This makes it ideal for families needing a big, heavy-duty vehicle capable of pulling a large trailer for camping vacations.
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If you want to repair and/or maintain the Expedition by yourself, you will need to purchase a repair manual such as the Chilton Repair Manual Ford 1997-2003 pickup, 1997-2014 Expedition/Navigator. This all-inclusive repair manual is full of step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and illustrations you may need to repair the Expedition. It is priced at around $20 on eBay.
The Haynes Repair Manuals: Ford Pick-ups & Expedition 1997 – 2003 is a must have for do-it-yourself enthusiasts and experienced auto mechanics alike. It provides in-depth information on regular maintenance, consisting of step-by-step procedures, hundreds of illustrations, and diagrams that make the job easy to do. This manual is readily available on Amazon and you can buy it for just $5.94.
The 1997 Ford Expedition Service & Repair Manual Software is an easy-to-use manual which is compatible with all Windows computers. It can also be used on smartphones and tablets. This repair manual provides extensive service information, allowing you to fix the engine, brakes, steering, drivetrain, suspension, as well as problems with the air conditioning and heating system. You can download it from Tradebit for around $15.
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