2003 Ford E-250 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Ford E-250
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2003 Ford E-250 ProblemsRough Running Engine and Possible Check Engine Light
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.
If engine idle rolls up and down, and diagnosis rules out Idle Air Control (IAC) valve issues and vacuum leaks, the Programmable Speedometer/Odometer Module (PSOM) can be at fault electronically. The instrument cluster will need to be replaced, the PSOM is inside the cluster.
If the slip yoke in the driveshaft is binding, it can make a clunking noise when pulling away from a stop. The slip yoke will need to be lubricated.
2003 Ford E-250 QuestionsWhy won't my van go into gear after reinstalling the transmission? (1 answer)
This is is my 2003 E250 Ford Econoline Van. It will not go into gear ever since I reinstalled the transmission in it.
I have replaced the maf the oxygen sender on bank 2 and the down stream and the coil pack for cylinder 6
2003 Ford E-250 RecallsExterior Lights May Not Function as Expected
An internal fault may develop within the multi-function turn signal switch. This can affect turn signal, tail, hazard, and/or brake light operation. Non-functioning exterior lights could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the multi-function switch to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin on August 15, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11C18.