When I worked on Comm gear in the Air Force and something like that happened, broke turn it off and fixed when you turn it on again, we called it PFM, Pure Frickin' Magic. Ok, maybe a stronger word but I was much young and cussed like the enlisted guy I was. Usually it came back at the worst possible time again. Mr. Murphy and his law.
Please tell me the web site I can use to check for recalls. I never thought about it before.
Sorry I took so long getting back to you, I just picked up my new BMW R1200GS Adventure motorcycle and I've been out riding it before the snow falls up here. I found my "PDF" copy of the recall bulletin. Look at it, and maybe call a Ford dealer or two to see if yours is affected and/or completed. Back when I lived in the O.C. I used to go to the Ford dealer in Brea or to the one out off the 91 in Corona. I don't know if they are any good these days (Or even still open!)
2003 Ford E-350SD 4x4
V10 / 4R100 / NV271
Front Axle - 1 Ton Spec Dana 60/King Pin/Open Knuckle/High Steer
Rear Axle - 1 Ton Spec Dana 60/Full Floating
Eaton E-Lockers Front And Rear/4:10 Gears
ARB Differential Covers - Nodular Iron With Dipstick And Drain Plug
Leaf Spring Suspension Front And Rear
46 Gal Transfer-Flow Fuel Tank
ExtremeAire Magnum Air Compressor
Reunel Rear Bumper
On And On ...