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1990 Ford E-150

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1990 Ford E-150 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front end may make a rattle noise over bumps. There may be handling issues, and play in the front wheels on inspection. If there is up and down movement on the front wheels while the lower control arms are being supported, inspect the upper and lower ball joints for excessive play. These are prone to failure from moisture entry and lack of lubrication. The ball joints should be replaced as needed.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Electrolysis can cause repeated failures of the heater core and radiator. The diagnosing technician should check for voltage present in the coolant, with the battery disconnected, because electrical current in the coolant causes electrolysis. Corroded or deteriorated parts should be replaced, and the coolant should be flushed. Ground straps can be added to help prevent future corrosion of components.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

In some cases with higher mileages, the Check Engine Light may come on due to insufficient Exhaust Gas Recirculation system (EGR) flow. For EGR flow concerns, the EGR valve is usually recommended for replacement and the intake manifold is removed to clean the EGR passages in the engine, which have clogged with carbon over time.

Drive Train -- Verified

Transmission fluid leaking from the front of the transmission bell housing may also be accompanied with shifting and transmission engagement issues. This is often caused by transmission overheating and is the sign of a significant internal transmission problem. The superficial cause is the failure of the front pump seal of the transmission. The immediate repair is to remove the transmission, replace the front pump and seal, replace all flui...

Drive Train -- Verified

This concern relates to vehicles equipped with the E4OD and 4R100 automatic transmissions. Fluid leaks from the rear of the transmission and excessive vibration felt in the vehicle while driving can be caused by a lack of lubrication to the rear of the transmission and rear seal failure. The extension housing (rear portion of transmission) can lose lubrication if the fluid supply hole becomes clogged. This leads to rear seal failure from lack ...

1990 Ford E-150 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 8, 1992

Summary: THE SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGE FOR THE REAR BENCH SEAT FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE STANDARDS OF FMVSS 210.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 20, 1991

Summary: SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGES DID NOT MEET LOAD REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 210; BELT ANCHORAGE BAR PULLED THROUGH THE FLOOR OF VEHICLE WHEN SUBJECTED TO LOADS OF FMVSS 210 TEST.

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Drive Train, July 17, 1990

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Ford has recalled certain 1990 E and F Series 4x2 vehicles equipped with an E4OD transmission and a one piece driveshaft due to an issue with the park mechanism in the transmission. Some vehicles may experience a failure to engage the park gear, which can cause the vehicle to roll if the parking brake is not set. Dealers will replace the snap ring and install a revised extension housing

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Engine, December 20, 1991

Summary: THE DUAL FUEL TANK SELECTOR VALVE MAY MALFUNCTION AND CAUSE AN OVERFILL CONDITION IN ONE OF THE FUEL TANKS, RESULTING IN AN OVERFLOW OF FUEL PAST THE FILLER CAP.

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Suspension & Steering, July 23, 1993

Summary: THE REAR SHOCK CROSSMEMBER OF THE FRAME CAN CRACK AND SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME.

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1990 Ford E-150 Questions and Answers

gavie1965, 1990 Ford E-150, 5.0L V8, Austin, TX

only has power system turning to the left.

Visitor, 1990 Ford E-150, 5.0L V8, West Brookfield, MA

I replaced the fuel pump relay. Tested for power at the fuel pump connection-four prongs- 3 are continuous with ground and one gives intermintent readings around 11 volts but not consistent. contin...

Visitor, 1990 Ford E-150, 4.9L 6 Cylinder, Cleveland, OH

This is actually for a 1988 club wagon e-150 e-conoline. When I put the key in, no buzz alarm with door open, no lights come on, no starter turn when ignition is activated. 12.53 dcv across +,- on ...

Visitor, 1990 Ford E-150, Stanley, NC

my running lights quit need help on where to look first

KTUT, 1990 Ford E-150, 4.9L 6 Cylinder, Tacoma, WA

I'M trying to figure how to diagnose the reason why the brake lights on a ford econoline only work when the headlights are on. Could it be a short to power? I'm not sure where to start co...

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1990 Ford E-150 Reviews

my ford E150 club wagon with only 46'000 on it the fuel guage dont work and the temp guage dont work can any one help thanks

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