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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$200.00
Average Mileage:
135,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1999 Ford E-350 engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 122016

E-350 Cutaway 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This is my second Ford E class cutaway for my business. My first Ford was a E-450 V10 motor and I had it for about a year and then as everyone else mentions on forums and lawsuits against ford I heard a very loud BANG witch the result was spark plug and coil popped out the head!! as this was my first Ford I didn't know much about this huge problem. So I ended up fixing the problem with the special kit made for re-threading the head and my mechanic had it done in a day. A couple of months later the same problem happened (same one) and my mechanic said best route to go was to replace the head of the engine witch was going to be a whole lot of $$$$ at that point i threw in the white towel and tried selling the truck, I couldn't even sell it for $800 I purchased the truck for $8000. I decided to donate the car before I ended up with a lot of tickets(HORRIBLE LOSS).

Now on my second truck, now this is before I done some research I ended up buying another Ford E-350 V8 for $10,000 and this one was very nice a clean "Low Miles" and even I took my own mechanic everything looked good! now 4 months with this new/used E-350 the same damn problem occurred as my previous Ford. I cannot afford to continue to loose more money for a problem witch FORD should fix because it seems like I'm not the only one with this BS PROBLEM! now my truck is on its way to the shop and knows how much this will cost!

I/We need answer from FORD with this problem and what will they do to fix this. Ive noticed on other lawsuits they've mentioned only certain years i believe 2007-2012 what about all the previous years?!!!!

Lesson to be learned NO MORE FORD ever again!!!

- , San Francisco, CA, USA

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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