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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$567.00
Average Mileage:
147,337 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. helicoil repair of spark-plug hole (3 reports)
2001 Ford E-350 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 142016

E-350 LX V10

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles

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

My E350 V10 Ford van blew a spark plug out and cost $900 to repair.

Ford should do a recall on these.

- , Brea, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 252016

E-350 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

This is the second spark plug to blow out of the engine. I am a disabled vet who mows lawns and does odd jobs to support my family. No easy answers for this and my research shows Ford is avoiding responsibility and not showing the ethics that would enhance their reputation. It's a shame when money is more important than integrity and they seem to be oblivious to the long term effects this will have on their reputation and the reality that it will cost them more in the long run. You can't buy a good reputation. You earn it.

- , Stanton, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 312016

E-350 V8 Tritan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

This is the second spark plug that has come out #7 first and now #5.

- , John Day, USA

problem #5

Sep 132015

E-350 XL 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,693 miles

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

Engine was running reliably and perfectly up until the moment it ejected a spark plug.

No unusual sounds or behavior prior to this failure event.

Update from Sep 16, 2015: Mechanic repaired the spark-plug threads by using a properly sized heli-coil, and also a slightly different type of spark-plug with a flat mating surface and a sealing-washer (unlike the OEM style with just a conical mating surface).

Cost to repair = $234.

- , New Milford, CT, USA

problem #4

Feb 012012

E-350 E350 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles

Why is ford not calling it a recall, it can,t be because there's not enough of the same problem because there is.

- , Cheshire, CT, USA

problem #3

Sep 152010

E-350 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 193,000 miles

When is Ford going to step up and relize this is a problem

- , Maiden, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 132009

E-350 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

this spark plug blow out has happen to me three time on the same vehicle when is ford going to step up and take care of this

- , Maiden, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 122010

E-350 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

I ALMOST GOT INTO AN ACCIDENT. I WAS DRIVING ON THE HI-WAY WHEN THE SPARK PLUG EJECTED AND LOST POWER.

- , Provo, UT, USA

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