2008 Ford E-350 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Ford E-350

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2008 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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2008 Ford E-350 Recalls

Wheel Chair Lift Platform Cracks

The wheelchair lift platform may crack and separate from the wheelchair lift. Additionally, the link arms of the lifts may have pivot holes that are too large, allowing the bearings to move out of position. Either case could cause the platform to fall from the vehicle, possibly causing injury. Dealers will inspect the platform for cracks and replace any damaged parts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Wheel Chair Lift Platform May Fall From Lift

On wheel chair lift equipped vehicles, the lifts have folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position. This can result in the lift platform falling from the vehicle. Dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. The platform will be inspected for cracks, and any damaged parts will be replaced free of charge to resolve the concern.

Wheel Chair Lift Platform May Fall From Lift

For vehicles modified for use with wheel chairs, the wheel chair platform side plates may crack, resulting in the platform separating from the wheel chair lift. Dealers will replace any platform that has started cracking, and will install supplemental platform support bumpers free of charge to resolve the concern.

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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...
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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