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2008 Ford E-350

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2008 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.

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil may leak externally from the cylinder head gasket. The gaskets were contaminated with metal debris from the factory – between the block and gasket and/or the head and gasket. To correct, the head gasket must be replaced and the mating surfaces on the cylinder head and block need to be inspected for chips or damage. In some cases the cylinder head will not be repairable and will need replacement.

2008 Ford E-350 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., June 30, 2009

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Ford is recalling sixty-five 2008–2009 E-350 and 2009 E-450 cutaway models equipped with school bus prep packages for failing to comply with federal safety standards on fuel system integrity. The vehicles may not have been assembled with fuel tank protection brackets, which can cause the fuel tank to leak if a crash occurs. In the presence of an ignition source, this could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and install brackets free of charge.

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Drive Train, April 14, 2008

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The drive shaft may have cracks at the slip yoke. This can cause reduced performance and a risk of fracture. Dealers will inspect the drive shaft for manufacturing date and will replace affected shafts. The Ford recall number is 08S04. This recall began on April 14, 2008.

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2008 Ford E-350 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2008 Ford E-350, Gasoline, Waikoloa, HI

first time

serg055, 2008 Ford E-350, 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, La Porte, TX

On my f350 6.4 powerstroke my high pressure fuel pump is failing. what other problems can it cause and can I get instuctions on how to change it

t brown 1957, 2008 Ford E-350, Savannah, GA

the a/c goes to windshield vent when you accelerate the vehicle .

Pete007, 2008 Ford E-350, Oceanside, CA

Problem seemed intermittant but now wont start at all.

shanetorres, 2008 Ford E-350, 5.4L V8, Polk City, IA

My 2008 E 350 air stops blowing when its going up hill and shifts into lower gear?

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2008 Ford E-350 Reviews

Love my E-350. Big and heavy it runs great over these rough roads on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Would love to have an easy way to disable the RSC as I live 2 miles up a dirt and gravel washboard road with a 4% grade hill on the way up.

Noticed the review talking about difficulty keeping it on the road. I had this problem. it was a layer of mud that had hardened on the inside of the rear rims. You couldn't even tell it was on there. I put new tires on and it walked all over the road. Cleaned up the rims and rebalanced the tires and she drives perfectly down the road.

YOU CAN'T KEEP THIS FORD IN THE ROAD, YOU HAVE TO DRIVE IT ALL THE TIME. I HAVE PUT NEW BALL JOINTS UPPER AND LOWER, NEW TRIES, LINE UP 3 TIMES, NOW THEY TELL ME IT COULD BE STEERING BOX. JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS HAD THIS HAPPEN TO YOUR VAN.

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