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  2. Maintenance Manual for 2010 TC

    I bought this for my Gen 2 TC. It is one, big PDF file. Works good enough. Hyperlinks and some electrical connector info not there, but it is very useful. https://www.factory-manuals.com/ford-transit/-connect&28&164
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  4. Maintenance Manual for 2010 TC

    I know Haynes does not make one for the first Gen American TC's (2010-2013). I would love to get my hands on one also for my 2012's, but I am in the same boat as you. Chilton does have one but it is online only and you have to have a subscription which is good for one year.
  5. Maintenance Manual for 2010 TC

    Hi everyone. Wondered if there's a Ford Service Manual for the 2010 Transit Connect. I didn't see a heading for manuals and literature. A perusal of the internet didn't really turn up too much. One ebay thing I saw leads me to believe I need multiple volumes that only cover one topic each. I was hoping for one big manual that had everything in it, like in the old days. Thanks everyone.
  6. Everyone's situation is different. I don't know anyone who doesn't enjoy a great deal on a buy, especially a car, due to it's cost. Like G B L, I keep most of my cars a very long time. The TC replaced a 30 year old Toyota Pickup with 300K miles on it. I spent months deciding what was the right thing for me and came to the conclusion that getting what I wanted, even at a higher price was more important than a great deal, as the end game adds the value to the deal, and hopefully another 20+ plus years of enjoyment. Like many of us, I spruced it up a bit after sale - tinted windows, racing stripes, Ranger partition, major B-Quiet (Dynamat competitor) sound insulation, juiced up the audio system. It has really made this scoot a quiet, cool dream to drive with a high quality audio system. I may just keep this guy awhile.... Peace
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  8. Ford Motor Company employees around the world went beyond their daily jobs in 2017 to leave a positive impact where they live and work. View the full article
  9. 3 REASONS TO BUY A GLAMPERVAN - Perfect holiday gift for that special him or her - Allows you to have your "own room" when visiting in-laws, heheh - You are planning a year long road trip: buy it, take the trip, sell it in a year. WHAT? - 2016 Camper conversion by Glampervan (cost us $20,000 parts & labor) - 2013 Ford Transit Connect XLT, 60k mi ($15,000 Blue Book) - Great condition, 27 mpg - Customer’s absolutely love them - We are making room for a new, larger Glampervan design Asking $24,000 OBO Get a loan and have vanlife for only $480/mo* These Glampervans are the perfect camper combination for comfort, utility, and spontaneity. Road trip, camping, festival or urban adventure. For two people or just one. The details are here: http://bit.ly/2gGLHD4 VALUE These Glampervans are in great shape and have ~60,000 miles. Buying this year/model would cost you $15,000 for the van plus $20,000 for the conversion (40% parts, 60% labor) or $35,000. TEST DRIVE OVERNIGHT? If you are serious about buying, we’ll rent the van to you for one or more nights. This is the best try-before-you buy ever! CUSTOMERS LOVE IT This model has been enjoyed by dozens of customers through Glampervan's one year of rental service, here’s what they have to say: http://bit.ly/2mQRYhd And for fun, a video fly-by of the Model 2S for fun: http://bit.ly/2nEnkXh INCOME? If you are interested in making income rather than having your Glampervan sitting in your driveway you can rent your van out through Outdoorsy when you aren’t using it http://outdoorsy.co Glampervans have brought in about $12,500 their first year in operation. GET A LOAN A used car loan from your bank could get you vanlife for as low as $480/mo (4%, 60 month) Questions? Send me a message. -Rob ::::::: :: Rob Novotny, Chief Excursion Officer :: 415.225.6781 rawb@me.com :: GLAMPERVAN http://glampervan.us :::::::
  10. Ford Motor Company today reveals plans to move its key autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle business and strategy teams to the city where the company got its start. View the full article
  11. Most of the vehicles I get are not new. The TC was an exception due to the fact very few Gen 2's when I purchased mine.. My vehicles are run to the end most of the time. The deal at the beginning is less important than a well built durable and easy to repair vehicle.
  12. The rear heater on the wagon has a booster heater that raises the temp of the Air supplied under the Left Front seat by the front air controller. It works best on cold days it the air is mostly sent to the floor in the front with the temp control on both the front and rear heaters on high. The Vents behind the second seat for the third row are disabled in the heading mode. The Rear unit has a separate evaporator for the Air conditioner. Ford was more interested in the Rear cooling than the heating. There is a high output booster heater that is an option mostly for the Taxi version. If I knew what I know now and made a special order TC I would option that in. With the controls set the way I outlined the Rear heat is completely adequate.
  13. Good job in finding the TSB Don. My TC a 2014 was Missing the right heater jumper duct. I purchased one but i put it in with out the large disassembly in the service bulletin
  14. Google search found this: https://www.carmd.com/Tsb/Download/107612/tsb15-0094
  15. @windguyI would like to know where you came up with the TSB? I am having a hell of a time finding anything TSB related. My TC's rear heat does not work as well as I think it should, like the rest of you. I would like to have a talk to my service adviser about this issue.
  16. I'm a 35 year Ford Motor Company employee, but now retired since 2014. I still get A-plan, which is below invoice price, so brand new has always made sense for my situation. I always order with most all options. The 2018's already have incentives. Mine should be here next month or February since it's been shipped and in transit since Nov 21st. Hoping for more incentives yet after Jan. 1st.
  17. I agree - Things vary tremendously from dealer to dealer, state to state. Some sell only a few cars at a high mark-up and others sell dozens every week for only a few hundred over cost. I've seldom ran cross my 'best deals' really close to home, but driving a few hundred miles to save thousands has always been an enjoyable trip I actually hate to buy new and have only done so twice. Once was when we were stationed overseas and we bought a car through AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service). We got a super deal ordering a brand new car about 6 months before we rotated back home and had it waiting at the dealers the day we got off the plane. The other time was when we bought a brand new EV which had only been on the market for a couple months. Other than those times, we always buy used, and usually with really low miles and lots of warranty left. If you search long enough, you can usually find your color and most of the options you want. I just love scrounging the Internet for super deals! Our TC was like that. Searched on-line for 3 or 4 months until we found exactly what we wanted from a dealer who was motivated to sell at our price - He came down more than 20% to get it moved off the lot and we bought it with only 12,000 miles on it for a little more than $12K off the sticker price. Had never been owned by anyone other than the dealer, who titled it when it was about 18 months old to use as a service loaner vehicle. We were specifically looking for a SWB with the removable rear seats and he had been trying to sell the one he had for more than 2 years - "Seems nobody wants short wheelbase vans" the sales guy said We had to drive 300 miles to go pick it up, but the $12K and change we saved by buying barely used sure made it worth the trip. It's a 2014, but we still have another 6 or 7 months of the basic warranty left I do admire the 'cost no object' order exactly what you want and wait for it people, but I've never been tempted enough to join their club. We just bought a 'new' French door stainless fridge from Lowes a couple months ago - 5 months old (they have a manufactured on date stamped on them) and we paid exactly half price. It's a hard habit to break! Don
  18. Custom Build

    First we will create a basic product for every van, then we will start manufacturing customized orders;
  19. Can someone explain what this is for, or how to use it?
  20. When you have rubber floors, you don't need mats. You simply hose out or mop the floors. Sounds stupid, I know. But I've always used a mop and bucket to clean the rubber floors of commercial vehicles. You could also use a wash rag, brush, and bucket of soapy water if you want to do it by hand.
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  22. Hazard warning wire colors

    Oakland, California Police use the current generation Transit Connect for Crime Scene Unit. The City and County of San Francisco uses Transit Connects in many departments. Nobody uses it as a pursuit vehicle.
  23. As opposed to visiting a dealership, where you can pick up something loaded with every option, and negotiate the price. Maybe different for every location and dealership. But every car dealer is in business to move cars off their lot.
  24. Ford of Europe today reported its November 2017 sales results. View the full article
  25. If you ever have to remove the plate , use an electric heat gun it will make the adhesive weaken and allow for easy removal.
  26. Yes, it's double sided tape. The grille kit came with tape and a 'cleaning agent' which makes it stick to the plastic much better so I used some of that to clean the bumper and I had some 3M double sided tape I bought for a project on my boat and I used two full length strips of that on the license plate. I'll probably never be able to get it off without destroying it, but I really didn't want to drill any holes Don
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