2002 Ford E-150 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Ford E-150
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2002 Ford E-150 ProblemsMisfire, Hesitation, Rough Running from Engine, Notably After Ignition Wire Replacement
The engine may have a misfire, hesitation, and/or run roughly – notably after a service and/or ignition wire replacement. If after recent ignition wire replacement, the cause can be misrouted ignition wires. The wires from the distributor to the valve cover must be routed correctly to avoid interference and induction crossfire. Verify all clips are used to secure and separate ignition wires.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate, the engine may run rough and have misfires on acceleration. Commonly the ignition coils and/or the ignition coil boots are the cause of this problem. The rubber boot that insulates the coil to the spark plug can dry and crack allowing arcing. Inspect the coils and boots, and replace them as needed. Our technicians also recommend replacing the coil boots any time the spark plugs are replaced.
The spark plugs may become dislodged from the cylinder heads. A loud popping noise can be heard and a subsequent misfire experienced. The threads on the spark plug ports in the cylinder head(s) can become stripped or missing when the spark plug is dislodged. The threads in cylinder heads may be replaced using “Lock-N-Stitch” aluminum inserts. Our technicians tell us thread replacement is performed when the vehicle is out of base warranty. Vehicles under base warranty receive a new cylinder head.
2002 Ford E-150 QuestionsIt started overheating so I replaced the thermostat now when I start it it vibrates and shakes and acts like wants to back fire but doesn't. It runs real rough till RPMs get up then kinda levels out but can still tell its not right (1 answer)
Had close to a quarter tank of gas in it and I add like4or5 gallons of fresh gas.
Check engine has been on for long time but barely use van. Recently it feels like van is like misfiring, losing thrust and check engine light started to flash on & off. Please help...