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Old 02-14-2008, 04:22 PM
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Unhappy help....'01 will run fine for 3 min then shut down

Hi...
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My 2001 (179,000miles) E350 just developed a problem.It will start fine...run for a few minutes...then shut down abruptly.
It won't restart right away but after 20-30 min wait, it'll start up again....then shut down again. I had it towed to the local dealer for the cam sensor recall but that didn't fix the problem. Now, after about an hour of checking codes that all check out OK, they want to start tearing into the engine because they think it "might" be an injector problem..(@ $450 per) I don't particularly trust them, so I'm looking for suggestions & advice.
Thanks in advance......
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:26 PM
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sounds like an electrical issue to me......but honestly im not sure where to start...
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:35 PM
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Well I'm in the process of doing injectors myself and I think wheelbearings and ball joints were actually harder to do.

I'd get someone local to you to really help you out and figured out what the codes are. If they THINK it's an injector issue, there should be a code, a miss, etc... I had an injector issue and I knew it right away. Marc said the 6.0's are a bit different but the ole 7.3's you can feel it.

Find someone local on the forum willing to hook your van up and get the codes... the dealership shouldn't be opening your motor up w/o a reason....
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:38 PM
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What about the under valve cover harness? Could it be getting hot and then shutting off fuel?
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:51 PM
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Well that's why I told him to get the codes read by someone else. Hopefully the IDM code will surface and then he can run a buzz test.

O he!!, here's my writeup on that...
Under Valve Cover Harness
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:57 PM
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Cool write up .

I only said that harness because he said he wasn't getting any codes, and it was just what came to mind. Do you really think the injectors are easier than the ball joints? Because I am a little nervous getting in over my head with them. The ball joints I thought were fairly easy with Marc's write up.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:05 PM
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Ball joints weren't hard, but they required more work and muscle to do. The injectors have been cake - just take your time with the wiring and you're golden. They pop out with almost no pressure.
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Hi...
Newbie here...
My 2001 (179,000miles) E350 just developed a problem.It will start fine...run for a few minutes...then shut down abruptly.
It won't restart right away but after 20-30 min wait, it'll start up again....then shut down again. I had it towed to the local dealer for the cam sensor recall but that didn't fix the problem. Now, after about an hour of checking codes that all check out OK, they want to start tearing into the engine because they think it "might" be an injector problem..(@ $450 per) I don't particularly trust them, so I'm looking for suggestions & advice.
Thanks in advance......
an injector problem will cause a skip but not the engine to shut off , if the injector wiring was getting loose it would turn the check engine light on, and have codes for that , without getting codes pulled i dont know alot to tell ya , if oil is in bad shape or low , will cause it to shut off after getting warm , oil gets thin , engine shuts off, but would be a code also for that , vans are bad for wiring issues , i guess what im getting at is get codes pulled and if there are any post them up and let us know what they are and we'll go from there
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:16 PM
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You Guys are quick...!
Thanks for all the feed back. I'm looking for someone local here to look at it but no luck so far. (I'm about 20 miles north of San Francisco on Hwy 101) When the problem first happened I got a suggestion to check the oil level and it was looww...so I brought it back up...it restarted (I'm thinking now it was just a coincidence since it restarts after a brief period) but then shut down again after 2-3 min. Is there any residual effect the low oil level might have caused?
Again, the dealer Service Mngr told me that they got no problem codes at all....should there be a code if there's an injector problem?

(Thanks for your patience with my lack of knowledge)
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:19 PM
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you will definitly get a code if its an electrical issue with injector , i still dont think you have an injector problem, if it isnt showing any codes , it usually leads me towards a fuel system check, pressure test that kind of thing
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