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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Ford E-250, GMC Savana Cargo, Ford, Van
#710 of 753 Ford Conversion Van Stalling
Aug 21, 2005 (11:38 am)
Hi. I have a 1993 Ford Conversion Van E-250. The conversion was done by Companion Vans. The van runs a little rough and occasionally stalls after being on for a couple minutes. If the a/c is used, the stalling and lurching pick up. I have taken it to my mechanic who has done everything possible with the fuel system and then some. He is very stumped -this never happens. I'm are being told it's electrical but we cannot find the schematics for the van's conversion. I have contacted the conversion company and nobody will respond to me. Can anyone help me with this?
Things that have recently been replaced since I bought the van in May:
- oxygen sensor
- spark plugs & wires
- fuel, air, and oil filters
- distributor cap & rotor
- PCV valve
- brake pads & shoes
Thank you for your help.
#711 of 753 1994 Dodge Van
Aug 28, 2005 (2:30 pm)
Hello I just got a 1994 Dodge Ram 250 van and I'm planning to restoreing it. There are something missing and would like to find out what was there. On the engine cover (dog house) the front part is missing, I can't tell what it looked like. Also on the side door there was something removed, can tell by the screw holes. I did not get any owners manauls with the van. Does anyone know of a web site that will show the inside of the van?
#712 of 753 Re: Ford Conversion Van Stalling [drsmed]
Aug 30, 2005 (10:29 am)
Just an update to my previous post (#710) - The van is actually a 1994 E-150, not a 1993 E-250. And I was finally able to contact someone at the manufacturer, he tried his best to be helpful but he says they didn't really have schematics for the conversion wiring back then, they didn't even make their own wiring harnesses. They simply ran individual wires from a common point behind the drivers seat to each of the items they added (TV, VCP, rear stereo, and so on).
So again I ask, can anyone offer me any advice or tips to try? With gas prices jumping like they are, I am desperate to improve this engine's behavior!
#714 of 753 Armrests suddenly floppy on Ram Van
Sep 23, 2005 (9:39 am)
Hi all, been searching the net for the right solution but can't find one; this is the next best thing. I own a 1998 Dodge Ram Van (1500) conversion. Great little wagon, love the upholstered interior. I have Capt chairs and recently, the driver's side armrests suddenly flopped down. Didn't realize how much of a difference they make as now my back is hurting me. The passenger side armrest doesn't go all the way down. Now the driver's side just hangs there. It can also be easily removed, which I did, and found a metallic 'stub' with a factory indentation in it. The stub doesn't appear to be damaged (nothing torn or stripped) and can be easily re-inserted in the opening. My guess is there's a clip that may have come loose. Anyone offer any advice?
#716 of 753 E-250 Tranny jumps out of gear
Dec 11, 2005 (8:00 am)
I bought a 94 E-250 retired church "bus" and threw out the seats and use it for construction work. It is huge inside and has the headliner and floor mat which makes it quieter. I have found and fixed a few problems with it over the last 50,000 miles. It now has 200,000 miles and runs well. The tranny will "jump" out of gear on occasion and thump back in. Low speed or high speed. No OBD codes. I changed the fluid and filter twice. I will try cleaning all electrical connections on the trans next. Sometimes it will go weeks without doing it. If it rains it may do it more often. I wonder if the torque converter is unlocking for some reason. I had the clockspring replaced in the steering wheel but it still does it. I think the brake light switch may unlock the torque convertor when applied as it should and sometimes if I hit a bump at speed the cruise will de-activate. Any one else had this problem? My mechanic has tried everything. Thanks!
#717 of 753 Re: 1995 E-150 Full Converson [arielsgranny]
Jan 13, 2006 (6:13 pm)
I have a 1994 Ford Conversion van by Centaurus, and am having the same problems with the battery draining. Has anyone found any solution to this problem yet?
#718 of 753 Conversion Van Centaurus electrical problems
Jan 13, 2006 (6:16 pm)
I recently got a 1994 Ford Centaurus Conversion van and am having problems with the battery draining. The last batter lasted about two weeks. When the van is running, and I turn on wipers, heat, etc., I can see the battery needle jumping a lot. Does anyone know what can be done?
#719 of 753 Re: 1995 E-150 Full Converson [raywhers]
Jan 13, 2006 (6:31 pm)
Just wondering if you ever found out any information about the electrical system for your Centaurus conversion van. I am having similar problems.