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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
202,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1999 Ford E-350 engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 262012

E-350 5.4lV8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 202,000 miles


This van is very well maintained. It does have a lot of miles but always taken care of! I had a ticking noise that sounded like exhaust for about a month. I took it to a shop they looked at it and said that there was a little leak in the exhaust but it was fine. We drove to Alabama, and of course that’s when it happened. We were sitting at a stop light and when to accelerate, and POW. It sounded like a shot gun went off. After a few minutes of listening to the engine, and our friends helping we narrowed it down to the plug blowing out.

We went to O'Reilly's they have a "kit" for this model of engine... So this is a common problem. It took a mechanic friend of ours about 2 hours to get it fixed and about $150.00 in parts.

You have to take the fuel rail out of the way, and the air cleaner, and a few vacuum hoses. However, don't panic it really is not to bad of a job, just get the kit from O'Reilly's that saves a bunch of time

- , Overland Park, KS, USA

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