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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1991 Ford E-250

1991 Ford E-250

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1991 Ford E-250 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.

Drive Train -- Verified

This concern relates specifically to the E4OD and 4R100 automatic transmissions. 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 re...

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 l...

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.

1991 Ford E-250 Recalls (Recent)

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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1991 Ford E-250 Questions and Answers

jemezbee, 1991 Ford E-250, Albuquerque, NM

The A/C needs recharging every year or two. Had it retrofitted but still seems to leak. Had Leak repaired - it still seems to leak.

jemezbee, 1991 Ford E-250, Gasoline, Albuquerque, NM

This vehicle has had a steering problem ever since it was purchased new.
Numerous repairs have been made but it still requires a firm grip and concentration as it pulls from side to side. It IS con...

superdupper, 1991 Ford E-250, 4.9L 6 Cylinder, Denver, CO

So my van was running, but real bad i checked spark plugs the gap was off alot i got new spark plugs and gapped them properly now my van wont start ?

maxmillion, 1991 Ford E-250, Union City, TN

How does one repair this ? and How do you repair this ?

norro460, 1991 Ford E-250, Philadelphia, PA

it shakes hard and I want to know if its the fuel system or a blown head gasket

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1991 Ford E-250 Reviews

I love my van. it has been essentially trouble free after almost 20 years. Bought it new in '90 or '91. The only problem has been that the steering is wobbly - am going to check the steering arms. In spite of wobbly steering have had two blowouts at high speed and it responded very well. One problem that was not the van's fault is that mice got in the engine and ate up the electrical harness. That was an expensive repair. I cannot park it in a garage - it is too high.
Bought new seat /heated. Oh - and the outside mirrors are difficult to replace and expensive. And easily "broken" by others cuz they stick out so far. Had the A/C converted and it leaks in spite of repairs - have to recharge every year or two.

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