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Old 01-08-2004, 10:16 PM
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Both doors on my 97 are cracked. My dad's 2000 has a crack on the drivers door. Roll your windows up and down and watch the door skin flex. You will then know why they crack. It is metal fatigue. If you look on a lot with several F150s from 97 and up I bet you will see a mojority with them. Mine are small enough I do not pay attention to them any more. Just keep a lot of wax on that area. Mine do not seem to be getting any worse. My dad's cracked again on the driver's side after a new door skinand the stiffening brace the dealer installed. The only way I know to prevent them is to never use your windows.
 
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Old 01-09-2004, 07:11 PM
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Son of a gun, I have the same thing on a 2000. Just a small little crack on the drivers door. I also thought it could come from closing the rear half door and the front door at the same time and creating a bind/pressure point in the area. (Kids are known for shutting both doors at the same time. It happened once, now I wait for the to get out and I shut the door.
 

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Old 01-09-2004, 07:29 PM
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I just checked mine too. A 1998. Cracks on both sides. How far will this crack go. I just bought the truck last September and plan to keep it for at least 5 more years. Is it expensive to get repaired.
 
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Old 01-10-2004, 11:06 AM
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Jeez mine too on the driver side didn't notice it when I bought it 4 months ago when I bought it from an authorized Ford dealership (John Kool in Portsmouth, VA) so I'm sure they were atleast aware of the problem and still sold as is what a bunch swindlers living up to their reputations! I still plan on calling them and making them aware of the condition.
 
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Old 01-15-2004, 12:00 AM
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yep, my 99's got a 1/2 inch long crack on the left door and the beginnings of a crack on the right
 
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:36 AM
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I too have the cracks on my 1997. There isn't much you can do about it, and Ford could care less. If your under warranty then your in luck. Most cracks will show up after the warranty expires.
 
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Old 01-15-2004, 06:16 PM
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I don't have any cracks on the doors of my 97 f-150 and I do have those air vents that jimmy dean mention, maybe thats why? also I live in Canada so maybe it's got somthing to do with the trucks made in the U.S. My truck has been on the road since November 96, making it seven years of slamming the door's and rolling the windows up and down and no problems yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I do however have cracks along the channels of my roof.
 

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