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Ford E-350 Problems

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Most Common Ford E-350 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 rubb...
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 ...
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) c...
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1 Known Ford E-350 Brakes Problem

If the Rear Anti-lock Brake System (RABS) light illuminates with no noticeable driving and stopping issues present, complete complex diagnosis must be performed, but most often the RABS control...

7 Known Ford E-350 Drive Train Problems

This concern relates to vehicles equipped with the E4OD and 4R100 automatic transmissions. Fluid leaks from the rear of the transmission and excessive vibration felt in the vehicle while driving ...
This concern relates specifically to the E4OD and 4R100 automatic transmissions. Transmission fluid leaking from the front of the transmission bell housing may also be accompanied with shifting ...
If the slip yoke in the driveshaft is binding, it can make a clunking noise when pulling away from a stop. The slip yoke will need to be lubricated.

1 Known Ford E-350 Electrical & Lights Problem

A defective key-in warning chime switch can cause the ignition cylinder to bind from run to start and / or start to run movements. The key-in warning chime switch will need to be replaced.

19 Known Ford E-350 Engine 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 rubb...
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) c...
The gasoline V8 engine used in the Ford E-350 is known for displaying the normal symptoms of a coolant leak, including overheating, especially when the vehicle is idling, the strong smell of coolan...

6 Known Ford E-350 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Delamination of the diesel fuel tank can occur resulting in a loss of power due to debris clogging the fuel filters. In some cases the fuel injection pump and/or fuel injectors have also been damag...
In some cases with higher mileages, the Check Engine Light may come on due to insufficient Exhaust Gas Recirculation system (EGR) flow. For EGR flow concerns, the EGR valve is usually recommended ...
If a buzzing noise is coming from the exhaust at different engine speeds and conditions, this is commonly caused by the heat shields on catalytic converters coming loose at points. The buzzing ...

1 Known Ford E-350 Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

Electrolysis can cause repeated failures of the heater core and radiator. The diagnosing technician should check for voltage present in the coolant, with the battery disconnected, because elect...

0 Known Ford E-350 Maintenance Problems

0 Known Ford E-350 Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known Ford E-350 Suspension & Steering Problem

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 ...

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Known Ford E-350 Problems & Complaints

Delamination of the diesel fuel tank can occur resulting in a loss of power due to debris clogging the fuel filters. In some cases the fuel injection pump and/or fuel injectors have also been damag...
A defective thick film ignition (TFI) module can cause the engine to stall while driving, or the engine may not start. A failed TFI module will require replacement.
Sludge build up on the throttle plate and/or idle air control valve can cause a poor engine idle, stalling, and/or hesitation – especially when the engine is still cold. The correction is...
The gasoline V8 engine used in the Ford E-350 is known for displaying the normal symptoms of a coolant leak, including overheating, especially when the vehicle is idling, the strong smell of coolan...
In some cases with higher mileages, the Check Engine Light may come on due to insufficient Exhaust Gas Recirculation system (EGR) flow. For EGR flow concerns, the EGR valve is usually recommended ...
The Check Engine Light may come on with no driving issues noticed. If P0401, P0402, P1400 and / or P1401 are in memory, the Delta Pressure Feedback Exhaust Gas Recirculation (DPFE) sensor is a...
The Check Engine Light may come on with codes in engine computer memory for P0401, P0402, P0404, and P1335. In addition white or black smoke will be emitted from the tailpipe and the engine will fe...
A lack of power and possible Check Engine Light may be experienced with codes P0238, P0299, P0404, P0478, P2262, P2263. The turbocharger can become internally contaminated with sludge and deposits ...
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 rubb...
This concern related to the 4R100 automatic transmission typically seen mated to the 5.4L V8, 6.8L V10, and 7.3L Turbo Diesel. If the transmission does not shift correctly out of first gear, a &l...
There was a program in 2004 to replace the automatic transmission reverse planetary assembly for a factory defect. The defect caused the transmission to shift hard and possibly slip. If this repair...
Appropriate cooling system maintenance is very important for this engine. Coolant should be inspected for nitrite levels at each service, and use of an additive, or replacement of coolant, should b...
The engine may have a misfire, hesitation, and/or run roughly – notably after a service and/or ignition wire replacement. If after recent ignition wire replacement, the cause can be misrouted ignit...
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) c...
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