2004 Ford E-350 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Ford E-350

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2004 Ford E-350 Problems

Coolant Leakage, Engine Overheating, Possible White Smoke from Tailpipe - Diesel

Appropriate cooling system maintenance is very important for this engine. Coolant should be inspected for nitrite levels at each service, and use of an additive, or replacement of coolant, should be done as needed. Deteriorated coolant can lead to EGR cooler and / or engine oil cooler failure. Failure of either can cause coolant loss and overheating, prolonged overheating can cause head gasket failure. White smoke may also be emitted from the tailpipe from the burning of coolant. The cooling system should be thoroughly inspected, and replace the EGR cooler and components as needed. With extended overheating, the head gaskets should be inspected for damage. If the cooling system is especially contaminated with oil, flushing agents and a degreaser like Simple Green may be needed to effectively flush the contaminants.

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.

Possible Engine Overheating, Cooling Fan Not Coming On - Diesel

Damage to the fan clutch wire harness and / or erratic fan clutch operation can cause the engine cooling to not turn on. A new fan clutch assembly will be needed to fix this problem.

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2004 Ford E-350 Questions

Is there a Recall on steering column? vin# JH2ME033XYM200176 (1 answer)

My truck Pops out of Park and proceeds to roll down driveway.

How much will it cost to replace the radiator in my 350 econoline van (2 answers)

pulled an rv over a mountain pass did great then just started loosing power (1 answer)

almost like motor would not build over 2500 rpms pulled over left truck running walked around got back in was fine run 65 mph most of time before and after

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2004 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.

Replacement Fuel Tank Leaks Fuel

Replacement fuel tanks installed in vehicles may leak from unnecessary holes in the top of the tank, where sensors that are not used are intended for mounting. Dealers will replace the affected fuel tanks free of charge to resolve the concern.

Exterior 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.

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