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2005 Ford E-350

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2005 Ford E-350 Problems

Engine -- Verified

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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....

Engine -- Verified

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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” aluminu...

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front end may make a rattle noise over bumps. There may be handling issues, and play in the front wheels on inspection. If there is up and down movement on the front wheels while the lower control arms are being supported, inspect the upper and lower ball joints for excessive play. These are prone to failure from moisture entry and lack of lubrication. The ball joints should be replaced as needed.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Electrolysis can cause repeated failures of the heater core and radiator. The diagnosing technician should check for voltage present in the coolant, with the battery disconnected, because electrical current in the coolant causes electrolysis. Corroded or deteriorated parts should be replaced, and the coolant should be flushed. Ground straps can be added to help prevent future corrosion of components.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

2005 Ford E-350 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, July 22, 2005

Summary: CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND VANS EQUIPPED WITH 6.0L DIESEL ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE STALLING WITHOUT WARNING WHILE DRIVING AND MAY OR MAY NOT RESTART.

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Electrical & Lights, July 7, 2011

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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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2005 Ford E-350 Questions and Answers

van back, 2005 Ford E-350, 6.8L V10, New York, NY

Just bought a 2005 Ford E-350 extended wagon, with 60k km. Been driving it for no more than 3 months. It's been parked for about 2 weeks. Went to start it the other day. It ran for a few minut...

shemp1968, 2005 Ford E-350, 5.4L V8, Westlake, OH

how much to install detroit trutrac limited slip rear aftermarket diff. how many hours to install. Thanks Brian

Visitor, 2005 Ford E-350, Gasoline, Catano, PR

We are in consideration to buy used E-350 Van or repair our old van. It was used for delivery service. the repairs are as follows: front hood repair and paint, right headlight replace, repair pain...

captainpapa, 2005 Ford E-350, 6.8L V10, Tehachapi, CA

cruise control is not engaging, is there a fuse ? Or what could be the problem

Visitor, 2005 Ford E-350, 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, Kalispell, MT

A/C stopped working (fans is working but there is no cool air). Any suggestions on what to check first?

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2005 Ford E-350 Reviews

Big Red is a beast. She has the role of large family mover. The vehicle is taking a beating and has not even come close to quitting. The AC design by default is weak, but no issues. I alsouse it to haul hay and other trailers.

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