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My ford e350 van stutters everytime I go uphill and

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my ford e350 van stutters everytime I go uphill and sometimes when I accelerate quickly.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

Any warning lights on or flashing?

Have you tried any diag or repairs yet?

Does this only occur above 45 mph?

Which liter engine?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No flashing or warning lights.Haven't take it to diagnostics because it costly and only needed as a last result.Yes, it happens at speeds above 45 mph.I believe it's a 5.4
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

I need to know if this only happens above 45 mph or can it also occur below 45?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it happens only above speeds of 45 mph
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Thanks that means that this could be the torque converter clutch. If this is a rapid vibration/chatter that last 1-3 seconds then I would replace teh trans oil and add LUBEGARD additive.

If this is more of a jerking sensation like the vehicle has the hiccups then its more likely one of the ignition coils not providing enough power to one of the spark plugs. A tune up can be done but that would not address it if this is a coil. A scan tool that can run a power balance test is needed to find which cylinder is to blame.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

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Thanks Moose.