1998 Ford E-350 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Ford E-350

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1998 Ford E-350 Problems

Rough 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.

Loud Popping Noise and Misfire Experienced

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.

Engine May Stall and Not Restart - Diesel

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.

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1998 Ford E-350 Questions

I have a problem with the floorboard becoming hot. Any ideas on how to fix? (1 answer)

It seems like some insulation is missing

When you turn the ignition switch off the dash board lights stay on or come back (1 answer)

The engine also sometime continues to run and the radio stays on like it is in auxiliary

Replacing the head gaskets (1 answer)

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.

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1998 Ford E-350 Recalls

Handicap 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.

Recall 08V051000
FORD IS RECALLING 225,000 MY 1992-2003 ECONOLINE, MY 1993-1995 TAURUS SHO, MY 1992-1998 CROWN VICTORIA, MY 1993 BRONCO, F-SERIES, MY 1995-1997 F-SERIES SUPER DUTY STRIPPED CHASSIS, MY 1992-1998 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, AND MY 1992-1995 LINCOLN TOWN CAR VEHICLES. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WERE PREVIOUS...
Recall 07V553000
ON CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 7.3L DIESEL ENGINES, THE CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR LOCATED ON THE ENGINE OF THE VEHICLE MAY FUNCTION INTERMITTENTLY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN ENGINE STALL.

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