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97 Powerstroke block heater

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by cbeard, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. cbeard

    cbeard Member
    Messages: 95

    I just bought a 97 F-350 Powerstroke. It has 75,600 miles on it and the previous owner said he had never seen the block heater on this truck. Where do I start to find the heater wiring and plug?
    Thanks in advance
  2. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    They weren't normally put on them but were available as an option. What stroker is it? I can get you a good deal.
  3. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    if it did have a plug in typically they are on the drivers side of the block toward the rear near the trans
  4. Nailit1954

    Nailit1954 Senior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 100

    block heater

    I have a 97 f 350 psd. that i bought new. Get down under the motor and really look for a wire with a plug taped up to the frame etc.on drivers side! It took me some time to find mine.
  5. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I found mine near the driver's side battery.
  6. fortydegnorth

    fortydegnorth Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    I know on a newer super duty mine didn't have the plug but the heater was installed. I just bought the plug off ebay and hooked it up. It was less than $20
  7. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    The actual heating element is stock in your pass. side freeze plug . . It's up to you to get one on e-bay or the dealer for 20.00 .

    BIG DIFFERENCE when starting in low temps . BIG DIFFprsport
  8. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I have a 97 F350 that I bought new. It came with a heater and plug which sometimes falls down inside during the summer. Try looking inside between the grill and radiator on the driver side w/ a flashlight, it can be a bit hard to find because the cord isn't all that long. You might have to feel around a bit...but I'll bet that you have one.
  9. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Like I said , Your heating element will begin at the pass. side freeze plug by your starter . .

    You can trace it from there .
  10. hangnail

    hangnail Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    look on the drivers side up near the frame rails and the bumper mount, mine was tucked up there. i have a 97 also
  11. cbeard

    cbeard Member
    Messages: 95

    I like to thank everyone for their help. I found the block heater last night when I got the truck inside out of the cold. There was a plug next to the oil filter and ran on the driverside frame rail. The cord was zip tied under the headlight. I used it last night to see if it worked. Man what a difference it makes.