Ford E Series owners manuals
The Ford E series (known as the Ford Econoline and Ford Club Wagon) is a series of full-size vans manufactured by Ford as 1960. Launched for the 1961 model year, the model was produced across four generations. The variants of the E-series includes besides the cargo van and passenger van body styles, a chassis without bodywork.
The E-series van was one of the best-selling full-size vans in the U.S. from 1980 till 2015 when the production was abandoned, with almost 80% share of the segment. As for the 2015 model year, the Ford E-series cargo/passenger vans were followed in North America by the Ford Transit.
The rear-wheel-drive 2014 E-Series Van owns three available powertrains. Standard on the E-150 and E-250 is a 4.6-liter V8 engine that delivers 225 horsepower and 286 pound-feet of torque. Optional on the E-150/250 and standard on all E-350 models is a 5.4-liter V8 powertrain that produces 255 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Both V8 engines are matched with a four-speed automatic transmission. E-350 buyers can enhance to a 6.8-liter V10 engine with 305 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is usual with the V10.
Ford E Series known problems
- Rough running engine or misfires on acceleration, most likely there is a problem with the ignition coils and/or ignition coil boots.
- Engine oil leaks from cylinder head gasket.
- The front end makes a rattling sound in the upper and lower ball joints when driving over bumps. The ball joints need to be repaired due to moisture and absence of lubrication.
- Loud popping sound and misfire right after means that the spark plug may have been displaced from the cylinder head creating the threads on the spark plugs to be removed.
- Coolant leakage from the heater core caused by the electrolysis that runs through the coolant. These can generate corrosion and deterioration of heater core and radiator sections.