Worst van I ever drove.
By Roadrage on
2008 Ford Econoline Cargo E-150 3dr Van (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
Driving is constant work as the van wanders all over the road. Maybe it's the fact that the front suspension is offset to the left with one tire is sticking out from the left fender and the other inset. It makes it look like the van is crabbing as it drives down the road. Functionality - Wouldn't you think that after all these years that Ford would figure out that you would want to slide a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood or drywall without having to tilt it to get it through the doors? Major pain to load anything large. Power outlets on the dash are located right behind the shift lever making it a pain to plug anything in. But hey at least there's six cup holders for a 2 seat van.
My question is has FORD fixed the spark plug problem yet??
We need to know WHICH years and engines have been redesigned so the spark plugs do not blow out of the cylinder heads.
Even two local dealers do not know what year the problem has been corrected if at all.
If not... I will never buy another FORD.
Almost ALL Japanese engines with aluminum heads have long reach spark plugs in them. That should be a clue. Even motorcycles.
To open the rear doors enough to put plywood inside you will notice when the doors are open that there is a flat steel strap that restrains the door from opening too far into traffic etc., and you will see a little spring clip just above the little strap.
Just lift that strap up off of the little pin holding it and slide it out. ,now the doors will open fully.
I see this same comment on all the forums a lot, and just thought I would take the time to tell you . It probably shows you in the owners manual too. (not sure ) though.