Ford E-150 Repair and Maintenance
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Ford E-150 ProblemsRough 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.
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 QuestionsThe engine won't start (1 answer)
The battery was dead, but when I jump started it, it started right up. I turned it off and now it won't start. It turns like it's trying to start but it won't. I sprayed starter fluid in air filter and it will start, but as soon as the starter fluid runs out it dies. I checked the ine...
Supposedly it got wet and damaged the alternator.
EGR causing 4.2L Engine to shake ??
2000 E150 4.2L V6 (146,000 Miles)
The EGR system starts working when coolant sensor says 115 F then at 1950 to 2050 RPM engine starts to shake like a front loader washing machine!!! In Drive the most in Park a little.
Changed the EGR valve, DPFE sensor ...
Ford E-150 RecallsWheel 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.
The folding link arms of the wheel chair lifts may have pivot holes that are too big, which could cause failure of the mounts of the wheel chair lift platform. The lift platform may fall out of the vehicle when the doors are opened. Dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or displaced bearings and inspect the platform for cracks. All parts that are suspect will be replaced free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.