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Old 08-08-2018, 04:17 PM
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Looking to buy a 13 or 14 e350 and have questions

I am looking to replace a 98 e350 that we got when buying a company. I am looking for a 2013 or 2014 e350 with low miles. I have seen a few around 30-40k miles and im wondering what are some things to look out for? I know on the early 3v 5.4 motors they have the funny spark plugs that like to get stuck and brake...not sure if the van in that year has the same issues. At the 30-40k mile range were there some issues I need to know about?

Also the rear seats...does every row have the easy pop out levers? I want the 15 passenger van so I have seats to haul people if I want and windows to see out the long van but I also want to use it as a cargo van for cardboard box packed stuff. Can I pop out all the seats?

Do they all have stability control or was that an option? I see some say ESC RSC?

Can you add a backup camera and sensors pretty easy if it doesn't have the OEM ones?

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Old 08-08-2018, 08:44 PM
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FYI ---- Ford is stopping production on all E-Series
 
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2014 was the final year of passenger Van's. They do have RSC as standard. The 5.4 3v did receive updates and the plugs are not as prone to breaking off. The E series CC is going to end production in 2020.
 
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ford390gashog View Post
2014 was the final year of passenger Van's. They do have RSC as standard. The 5.4 3v did receive updates and the plugs are not as prone to breaking off. The E series CC is going to end production in 2020.
I forgot the 3v got new heads and plugs at some point. I had some run ins with earlier versions.

Sorry for the probable noob question but what is the e series cc?

edit: cut away chassis? So why is it Iím portant that they are ending production in 2020?
 
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ford390gashog View Post
The E series CC is going to end production in 2020.
Trying to look more into this I came across this article that says "Extend production of its E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis into the 2020s" not ending in 2020...is it not accurate? Ford CC


 
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:46 PM
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Also the rear seats...does every row have the easy pop out levers? I want the 15 passenger van so I have seats to haul people if I want and windows to see out the long van but I also want to use it as a cargo van for cardboard box packed stuff. Can I pop out all the seats?
Yep. They all come out the same way.

 
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:31 PM
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Is there any difference between the 2012 and 2014?

I was looking at 13 or 14 but found a 12 that only has 17k miles....but its 6 years old...and is 23k crazy talk for one that seems pretty well loaded from what I can tell.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:03 PM
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Clean, low mileage, later model Econolines are hard to come by so you'll be lucky to find one cheap, 23k is crazy, that's close to what it cost new.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jimbomitch View Post
Clean, low mileage, later model Econolines are hard to come by so you'll be lucky to find one cheap, 23k is crazy, that's close to what it cost new.
I didnít look to see what they were new, but I figured because of the condition and mileage it would be a premium price. Most of the 13-14s I been seeing have been 19-21 with a range of 40-60k miles on them and all have been fleet vehicles. I may just have to fork out for this 12 the more I think about it. I called the dealership I saw on the carfax and they confirmed it was brought in often for all the maintenance. Lived itís life in Georgia so Iím guessing it hasnít seen any salted roads. It likely wonít see a ton of use so if it keeps ticken reliably it would last us a very long time.
 
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Originally Posted by ford390gashog View Post
2014 was the final year of passenger Van's. They do have RSC as standard. The 5.4 3v did receive updates and the plugs are not as prone to breaking off. The E series CC is going to end production in 2020.
I thought the e-series all had the 2 valve 5.4l,...

that 12 you are looking at with that low mileage it is not even broken in yet (my 2010 with 114000 still drives like new,.).if it is rust free and maintained it will last for another 200000 easy
 
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I thought the e-series all had the 2 valve 5.4l,...

that 12 you are looking at with that low mileage it is not even broken in yet (my 2010 with 114000 still drives like new,.).if it is rust free and maintained it will last for another 200000 easy
Just looked, your right on the 2v 3v they never got the 3v. I just assumed it had the same as the trucks.

Maybe it still smells new lol

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Old 08-14-2018, 07:33 AM
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nice!!! i did a blue book price on it it books for 22 to 26k if that is what you are looking for go for it,.. the difference between a 12 and a 13 or 14 is the date on the stickers on the driver's door jam
 
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nice!!! i did a blue book price on it it books for 22 to 26k if that is what you are looking for go for it,.. the difference between a 12 and a 13 or 14 is the date on the stickers on the driver's door jam
Yea I checked out the KBB and it was in line it seemed. I was looking more around 20k but Iím ok with another 3200 to get such low miles and a personal owner vs fleet.

It doesnt have a backup backup camera that we wanted but that can be added pretty easy. We wanted the backup sensors too which it has.

Not sure about that bumper...I see some with that big style and some not. Is it just meant for a step? It has a receiver hitch hole but then has the receiver hitch under it.
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:34 AM
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my 2010 doesn't have a hitch ball hole but I'm not sure it is the stock bumper (it is a cutaway bus version) for most towing you would want a good hitch attached to the frame if it isn't there from the factory,...
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:29 AM
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my 2010 doesn't have a hitch ball hole but I'm not sure it is the stock bumper (it is a cutaway bus version) for most towing you would want a good hitch attached to the frame if it isn't there from the factory,...
I thought it did have one (looked at so many vans) but looking again it does not. Just has the hole in the bumper for a hitch...but I know I saw one with the hitch underneath. There are 2 bumpers I have seen with the backup sensors...one like this one has that looks like a step and sticks out far from the van and another one that looks like the standard bumper. Maybe I can swap that out if I am not going to put a bumper pull hitch.

Any ideas what this van can tow? I have a covered trailer thats a double Axel and is a 6'x12' I think.
 
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