Ford E-150 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Ford E-150

Ford E-150 Problems

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.

Engine Oil Leaks from Cylinder Head Area

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.

Front End May Make Rattle Noise Over Bumps, Handling Issues

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.

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Ford E-150 Recalls

Wheel Chair Platform Mounting Fails - Wheel Chair Modified Vans

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.

Handicap Conversion Vehicles: Wheel Chair Lifts Platform Cracks

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 Fueled Commercial Van Leaks Fuel

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.

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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...

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