1998 Ford E-350 Repair and Maintenance
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1998 Ford E-350 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.
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.
The engine may stall and not restart. There is a recall to replace the camshaft position sensor, found to be defective. Replace the camshaft position sensor if that is found to be the problem.
1998 Ford E-350 QuestionsI have a problem with the floorboard becoming hot. Any ideas on how to fix? (1 answer)
It seems like some insulation is missing
The engine also sometime continues to run and the radio stays on like it is in auxiliary
I need to replace the head gaskets on my van. The last time I replaced head gaskets was on a 67 chevy. Any suggestions or information would be greatly appreciated.
1998 Ford E-350 RecallsHandicap Conversion Vehicles: Wheel Chair Roll Stop Failure
For handicap conversion vans modified by Cummings Mobility, the Braun wheel chair lift may have latches that do not properly secure a wheel chair. Cummings Mobility will provide replacement parts free of charge to resolve the concern.