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

Transmission Shifts Hard, Slips

There was a program in 2004 to replace the automatic transmission reverse planetary assembly for a factory defect. The defect caused the transmission to shift hard and possibly slip. If this repair is not done already, further damage may occur to the transmission, and overhaul / replacement may be necessary.

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.

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.

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2004 Ford E-350 Questions

Why does the starter engage? (1 answer)

The engine will not start. All the dashboard lights light. Nothing from starter. All other electrical items work, but when the key is turned to start...nothing. I have tried to force the shifter higher into park and have tried to start while in neutral with my foot on the brake. No noise and noth...

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)

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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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