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Ford E-250 Front End May Make Rattle Noise Over Bumps, Handling Issues

Ford E-250 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Average Mileage: 37,582 mi (22,947 mi - 49,800 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 49,800 mi

    Bad upper and lower ball joints on both sides.

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    Upper and lower ball joints went bad on driverand passenger sides.This should be a recall from ford.They used inferior parts.
    Took it to a repair shop to have ball joints changed did not want ford to put their junk back in.

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