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jfuhrma1

Engine compartment battery access

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How to remove the battery in a 2014 Transit Connect Wagon 2.5. It appears to be a challenge.

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Although I haven't actually done it, I was looking at this on my 2015 TC Wagon right after I bought it about 6 weeks ago. It looks like you need to pull the air cleaner box first, then disconnect the battery positive cable and remove the front section of the battery box that has the high current junction box attached, and that should let the battery slide out the front. But that was just my plan from looking at it in case I ever find the need to do it, I'm no mechanic and haven't actually tried my plan so I could be all wet.

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I just came across this video that shows the entire process

It's for a Focus, but the Transit Connect is based on the Focus and appears identical.

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I just came across this video that shows the entire process

It's for a Focus, but the Transit Connect is based on the Focus and appears identical.

thanks for posting

the fact that the video is over 27min long tells you something, doesn't?

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I didn't try it, but I'm 98% sure you can't get a Gen 2 TC battery out of there without removing the air cleaner top and the air cleaner bottom housing too, so you can add another 10 or 15 minutes to his video presentation.  Also, good luck with removing the negative battery cable first (as you should always do) because you can't slide the battery far enough forward to even SEE the negative terminal until after you have first removed the positive terminal

Anyway, be extremely careful with your 10mm tool taking the positive terminal off because if the tool comes in contact with any metal, you're gonna get a real BIG spark!

Don 

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I have changed the Battery  on my gen 2 the video is correct except for steps 5-7 which are not from a TC. All and all a good Video

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