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Don Ridley

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  1. 2011 Transit Connect XL Coolant Temp Sensor Location

    Does this help? https://parts.lakelandford.com/a/Ford__Transit-Connect/54562347__6479784/RADIATOR--COMPONENTS-COOLING/MB14050.html
  2. Excited owner of new to me 2014 Transit Connect XLT (SWB) wagon

    Welcome and congratulations on your purchase. The 1.6L SWB is indeed rare. I joke that there are probably only 10 of us in California. It is a great little engine and the mileage is impressive for a mini van. Check out the handful of posts for performance and aesthetic upgrades to this vehicle. I added the Flowmaster Turbo Transformer and it works great. Simple to install and does not cause any fault codes and will pass all emissions checks. You will have to quickly learn how to handle the torque steer when the turbo kicks in : ) Ford discontinued the 1.6L TC in 2016. But fortunately the 1.6L was popular in the Ford Focus so parts should not be that scarce. The rarity of our vehicle is confusing. When I ordered mine in 2016 the dealer (in Oklahoma) ordered another with similar specs and they sold it immediately (before it was even received!). Maybe the SWB wagon defies the American habit of buying the largest vehicle available?
  3. 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
  4. Google search found this: https://www.carmd.com/Tsb/Download/107612/tsb15-0094
  5. Front Wheel Bearings

    Williaty, Does the titanium plate reduce the temperature due to lower thermal conductivity (about 1/2 of steel) or due to the mechanical separation and poor heat transfer?
  6. Is the windshield made by Ford (it will have the logo)? If so, how can it be wrong (a question for the dealer). My 2016 XLT has a rain sensor sensitivity adjustment knob on the right stalk. Go to the Ford ETIS website and get the factory configuration for your TC based on the VIN.
  7. No LED trailer lighting?

    You may get a bulb failure message because the current draw on the LEDs is low.
  8. The FOB has a transmitter that allows the vehicle start. Leaving a fob inside will allow the van to be started by punching the ignition or other criminal means. I want to hide a key under the body but need to find a way to block the disable/enable signal.
  9. Yes, those are the back-up bulbs. A note on LEDs: I have found the cheap Amazon/Chinese T10 LEDs have short lives when used frequently. The LED substrate in these products breaks down when heated. I have re-replaced almost all of the cheap ones in the interior with Phillips. Hopefully they last longer. The cheap ones lasted less than a year. At least the experiment only cost about $15.
  10. I installed the led back-up lights Fifty recommend in one of his posts. They are brighter than the stock bulbs.
  11. Stock Stereo Not Usable For Sub?

    Assuming the amp is OK, you are need to check the wiring and amp in small steps to verify all is correct. 1. Disconnect wires from the amp and connect one set of wires to a spare speaker to verify it works. Fade right and left and verify that works ( sound should fade completely on one fader side). If that works connect the other set and do the same test. 2. If the wiring is ok, configure the amp for 2ch operation. Not mono, not bridged. Connect one set of wires to one amp channel and connect your spare speaker to the output like you are adding another set of speakers. Fade like before and verify that works. Then connect the other set and perform the same test. 3. If all of that works, you are ready to check the bridged and mono amp settings and your sub speaker. The wiring, amp or sub speaker is the problem.
  12. How can you tell if a van has SYNC?

    My 2016 display looks slightly different. It is not as monochrome as yours. My center console has the sync logo near the cigarette lighter.
  13. Stock Stereo Not Usable For Sub?

    I agree this appears to be a mono/ stereo problem. Check the LOC for a mono output setting. Check sub for mono or stereo inputs or configuration. I am sure a Google search will identify this problem and possible solutions.
  14. self contained sub under seat?

    It's nice when we can find a solution. The factory speaker wires are all black so this mistake is easy to make. I installed an Audio Control D4.80 amp/DSP. This is my first real sound system and the DSP computer app has been invaluable. I have tuned the system about 10 times and finally have it about right. I also like the stock look and aftermarket sound. Plus, retaining all stock controls was key. Insulation and sound deadening was key and there is a lot to learn. I finally have a sound system that is too loud. I hope yours is equally enjoyable! Still can't believe I paid more for the speakers than any other component.
  15. Thermozite insulated door panels.