Ford E-250 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Ford E-250
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Ford E-250 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.
The spark plugs may become dislodged from the cylinder heads. A loud popping noise can be heard and a subsequent misfire experienced. The threads on the spark plug ports in the cylinder head(s) can become stripped or missing when the spark plug is dislodged. The threads in cylinder heads may be replaced using “Lock-N-Stitch” aluminum inserts. Our technicians tell us thread replacement is performed when the vehicle is out of base warranty. Vehicles under base warranty receive a new cylinder head.
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.
Ford E-250 Questions
Can i fit a larger battery tray and battery from a 95 to better suit my needs
are these the options:
1>new insert without removing head but "gluing"
2. new insert removing head for better access and fix
3> replace the head
4 replace the engine
New battery cables, new starter, new gas tank, new in-tank fuel pump, new fuel pump, new solenoid, new fuel filter, new computer, new ground wiring, no codes, new serpentine belt, new distributor. Alternator is good. Problem happens every time after about 15 miles. OBD1 codes show "no code...
Ford E-250 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.
On vehicles converted by New England Wheels to handicap vehicle specifications, the platform side plate of installed wheelchair lifts may crack. Dealers will install support bumpers to resolve the concern, and repair any cracked side plates found during inspection free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.
Ford E-250 Reviews
Bought the van new. Have 30,000 miles on it and the front airbag light comes on and goes off by itself. Cruise control has shut off by itself at least 7 times. Had to have the master brake cylinder replaced at 15,000 miles. First Ford dealer brake specialist told me he could push my brake pedal all the way to the floor, and said it was ok for my brake pedal to go all the way to the floor, becau...
keep on driving. my e250 is going strong with 387,689 miles on it. i've had to replace the tranny twice and am now fixing the tailhousing bushing and seal, the 5.8 v8 is strong. i've replaced the radiator, waterpump, and two serpentine belts. changed the fluids regularly and lubed.
MY E250 4.2 V6 Ive had it for a few years now, van had 116.000 miles when i got it. I put a rebuilt engine in it ,new alternator, fuel rail, 6 injectors, mass air flo Censor. and recently put a fuel pump and filters my van now is 290.000 miles trans & rear end may need some work soon but seems ok. my problem im having now is my car turns on fine but when i accelerate a little 2much my car spu...