Ford E-150 Repair and Maintenance
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Ford E-150 Problems
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.
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.
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.
Ford E-150 Questions
Play in it can I use motor oil in rearend til I can get rear end oil
My repairman has indicated that the steel brake line is no longer manufactured nor can it be found anywhere. This seems crazy to me. Are there workarounds? Is there something else that would work? Our van has been out of commission for 2 months waiting for this repair - front brake line broke.
Ford E-150 Recalls
On vehicles modified to accept a wheelchair lift, the platform for the wheelchair can crack and separate the lift. Dealers will replace any cracking platform and supply supplemental platform supports free of charge to correct the problem.
Propane powered commercial vans modified by Adrian Steel Company may develop a propane fuel leak where the fuel line meets the fuel supply valve. Dealers will replace the aluminum fuel line fittings with stainless steel fittings free of charge to correct the problem.
Propane powered vans and wagons as modified by Roush may develop a propane fuel leak where the fuel line meets the fuel supply valve. Dealers will replace the aluminum fuel line fittings with stainless steel fittings free of charge to correct the problem.
Ford E-150 Reviews
this van has steering problems since day one. returned it to the dealer the first week of ownership and many times since. checked specs on suspension and steering, aligned several times, replaced numerous suspension and steering parts including steering box, still wanders.
I do a lot of fleet work on these vehicles and the suspensions are built tough, just have to put good quality parts back in them
upper & lower ball joints, outer tie rods all replaced poor quality on original ford parts. rear heater hose crosses over back frame rail will rub and wear thru hose just give it time. battery will slowly drain dead if van not driven at least once every couple of weeks to recharge.transmission up shift failures due to failed/faulty shift solenoid signals. hope everyone pulled original plugs ASA...