Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Parts And Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Accessories
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The Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon and Its Issues with a Rough Running Engine and the Check Engine Light
The Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon is part of the Ford E-Series, which is also known as the Ford Club Wagon and the Ford Econoline (in Mexico). They\'re essentially a model of full-sized vans for both passengers and cargo use manufactured by the Ford Motor Company introduced back in 1961. In 2015, they\'re available as a cutaway and stripped chassis type of van. As for the Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Rough Running Engine and Possible Check Engine Light issue, here\'s the deal. The engine runs roughly, leading to some acceleration misfires, and the check engine light might go off from time to time.
What Should You Expect?
When faced with the Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Rough Running Engine and Possible Check Engine Light, expect the following symptoms of the problem to occur. First off, although the check light flashing might suggest that it\'s causing the malfunction, it\'s actually just part of the symptoms of a failing, roughshod engine. It affects engines such as the 5.4 Liter V8, the 4.6 Liter V8, and the 4.2 Liter V6.
The average mileage of your car when this happens is between 41,000 miles to 245,000 miles or 133,414 miles. There are 14 model years affected by this problem, from 1997 to 2010. The early sign of trouble is when the engine stumbles as you go uphill. The issue worsens if it also showcases hesitation even on flat road. By hesitation, it means it\'s not running as smoothly as you\'d want it to run.
What Causes the Issue?
When dealing with the Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Rough Running Engine and Possible Check Engine Light problem, you should keep the following in mind. If it has issues accelerating from the stopped position, then you have an issue. Your check light might indicate a \"#5 Cylinder Misfiring\" error message. Sometimes or some days it might run smoothly, but at seeming random it might run roughshod again.
The usual culprits in this scenario are faulty ignition coils or ignition coil boots. The rubber boot that serves as insulation to your coil from the spark plug can dry out and crack up, allowing arcing and causing a less than optimum driving experience from a hesitant engine. Ergo, your dealership should inspect your coils and boots first then replace them as required. The sooner this is fixed the better.
What\'s the Solution?
The solution is replacement of coil wires and boots. Depending on the extent of the damage, you might also have to replace your spark plugs and fuel pump as well. That\'s why as soon as your engine starts running rough you should get your Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon looked at. This will keep your expenses at a minimum. The occasional tune-up and preventive maintenance can also help you detect issues with a dried-up boot sooner rather than later.
A truly extensive, worst-case-scenario fix-up could include a wiring harness problem that causes intermittent shorts to your engine. At this point, you might spend $2,000 or what\'s normally a $100 fix. However, if things do go south and you do have a wiring harness problem, at least you\'ll get a vehicle that runs fine without the short-circuiting engine. As usual, prevention and early detection is better (and less expensive) than the cure.