Ford E Series owners manuals

Ford E Series

Model overview

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

Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the E Series are:
  • 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. 

Ford E Series PDF owner manual

Below you can find the owners manuals for the E Series model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Ford E Series to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.

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