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  2. Fifty150

    GEN2 Transmission Out

    In my driveway. Could have been worse. Could have been on the freeway. Clunking. Sounds almost like trying to shift into gear without using the clutch. Metal on metal.
  3. Lift platform is 143 lbs and scooter 109 lbs, so I am 52 lbs heavier. I am more concerned with the leverage factor as Fifty150 pointed out than being over by 52 lbs. Once we get it off, (so far a big “IF”) we’ll be able to look at some ways to improve on this design 🤞
  4. G B L

    GEN2 Transmission Out

    Wow ! Were you driving when this happened? What kind of noise does it make? How many miles?
  5. G B L

    Movable Cargo WAll

    The fact that The UK version meets the euro emissions and would not require much for the US standard. You should get in touch with Ford Fleet operations and they might have a program. Fiat Chrysler has the program for the Wranglers . All the Wranglers up here are the four door and were sourced from a dealer.
  6. Curt has an aftermarket tow hitch rated for 525 pounds of tongue weight, and 4000 pounds towing. Problem now is that your warranty may not be honored. Ford can always say that you added an aftermarket part, which you used to exceed capacity.
  7. Fifty150

    Movable Cargo WAll

    Almost wants to make you source the right hand drive parts from overseas. Then you can completely remove the steering wheel, dash, gauges, pedals, floorboard.....and whatever else. Then "drop in" the new parts. I see this as a very costly project. Pretty sure you can deduct the cost of conversion on your tax form. Not that I want to give any advice on what else you can creatively claim.
  8. Appraiser249

    Movable Cargo WAll

    I would snap one up faster than they could import it! A Jeep Wrangler would be wonderful, but they are very expensive, even used, and the used one need new engines and transmissions! The four door which is the largest made is too small for the number of packages my wife's regular route gets, especially at this time of the year. The movable 'wall' is fairly simple. Its on a mounted platform that goes over the third seat, is on a track with fixed stops at the back of the front seats and another behind the middle seats. I think we can engineer a way to put in additional stops. We have a PostalThings RHD conversion in a Subaru Forester but don't like the large towers they mount on the floor. On the TC (as you can see in the pics) the plastic around the center console is removed. There is another place, oddly enough about two miles north of PostalThings, called Pedal Pros. They use cables so the center console stays intact. Both systems mount plates on the front floor board, which means drilling all the way through.... We are retiring a Honda Element with a RHD conversion that is behind the pedals so nothing is drilled through the floor, but I think its only going to work on an Element. Our mechanic is going to remove it Monday and see if he can reverse engineer it to work in the Transit Connect.
  9. Fifty150

    GEN2 Transmission Out

    In PARK and NEUTRAL, everything seems okay. In REVERSE and DRIVE, gear does not engage, no power to the wheel, and very loud noise. No codes or dash lights. It looks clean under the hood. No visible transmission fluid consistent with a line bursting or a leak of any sort. No odor of transmission fluid. Into the dealership it goes, since it is still under warranty. I suspect the issue is internal.
  10. Did you ever figure out the Air Bags?
  11. Looking at Windguys hitch pictures the scooter Lift would really torque the hitch tube. I bought my TC off the Lot so it did not have a factory hitch. The aftermarket Hitch has a more conventional loading to it might handle the scooter lift better. What is the weight of the Scooter and the Lift?
  12. G B L

    Movable Cargo WAll

    I wonder if Ford is smart enough to be able to lets a UK version be sold as a Mail vehicle. The TC already comes with the right set up.
  13. Max tongue weight is 200 lbs. I am sure that the combined weight of the lift and scooter is pushing the limit, if not exceeding. Consider also that all the weight is increased by leverage since the weight is sticking out by about 24 - 30 inches. 2 bicycles on a sturdy rack could push the 200 pound limit.
  14. @ImTom - okay, I understand your reason now. To me, the hitch seems pretty heavy duty and I'm sure Ford tested it for it rating, but you have first hand experience with it for your application. Seems like a hitch shop could custom make you a beefier hitch. That's the path I would first consider since I have no welding experience and would want to lessen my liability. I added two more pics in case others are wondering what this looks like. I guess you're back to how to get that hitch off after the mounting nuts are removed.
  15. Yesterday
  16. Thanks to all that replied... windguy, your photos are exactly what my hitch is like. I have a hitch mounted mobility scooter lift. I am not comfortable with the up & down bobbing” motion when driving down the road. I fear this constant twisting motion could cause the hitch to fracture. Not wanting to ever experience that possibility I planned to drop the hitch and weld it better where it is only spot welded. Additionally it may give me an opportunity to “beef” the hitch up somewhat before replacing it. Of course this is all predicated on figuring out why it won’t budge at this point... thx, Tom
  17. Don Ridley

    Bcm problems

    Yes, most likely. If you have the VIN of the donor vehicle you can check the version of firmware it has and compare it to your vehicle. If both are the same it should be possible to use Forscan to configure the new BCM to match yours. This is not a straightforward process or project but a determined person may get it to work. Only a dealer can update firmware. It is definitely easier to pay a dealer to do this, but some of us are thrifty and enjoy challenges.
  18. Hi guys I’ve got a 2011 ford transit connect but I’ve got a problem with my bcm I’ve been told I need a new one but if I go and buy a 2nd hand one will it work or do I need to get it programmed
  19. Fifty150

    Introducing myself and a camper

    I just took a chance on these for $8. On eBay. Whenever that slow boat from China arrives, I'll update with results.
  20. Fifty150

    Introducing myself and a camper

    Good luck with installing those. Every time I tried to use a lamp with a base like that, it never worked out. That rubber base is not specific to your lamp. It's a generic rubber plug which you are suppose to squeeze and push into place. You can try using a very liberal amount of grease, which will then get into the lamp housing, heat up and become more viscous, then it contaminates the inside of the lamp housing and you can't clean it out. And if you ever need to remove them, in case it burned out or you just don't like it and want to replace it, you won't be able to simply twist & pull it out. The head of the lamp is attached to the rubber base with glue. I had one of those come apart as I was attempting to install it. Had to remove the entire lamp housing, and shake it around until the head was in perfect position to fish out with surgeon's forceps. There are dual color lamps like that in different color combinations, and you can easily wire them to strobes for makeshift emergency flashers. On a few older cars, which we were only using as unmarked surveillance vehicles, my partner drilled out a large enough hole to insert them, then affixed a larger backing to hold it in place with epoxy. I would go into more detail, but you will not want to do that with your car. But for a junker destined to be scrapped, we didn't much care about drilling out holes in lamp housings and using chunks of epoxy.
  21. Fifty150

    Movable Cargo WAll

    https://www.postalthings.com/right-hand-drive-kits A kit is available. FORD TRANSIT CONNECT We now do the 2015 Ford Transit Connect!! They have a tremendous amount of room! Ford Transit with strobe. RHD Kit RHD kit Look at all this room! Transit1 Transit2 Transit3 Transit4 Please view our Vehicle List page for a comprehensive list of the Ford vehicles we supply RHD kits.
  22. jrm223

    Introducing myself and a camper

    I was just looking around at what's currently available on Amazon and ordered this pair - it's amber with an inline resistor & includes white LED chips with the white being on a separate power wire, so I'm fixin' to hook those up to the reverse lights. So with these new ones, putting the van in reverse will turn on the regular reverse lights AND also activate the rear turn signal housings with white light for extra brightness. I also spent time looking to see if there were any dual-filament 921/W16W-compatible bulbs & sockets, but could not find any - if there was, that would allow me to make the entire clear part of the tail lights light up amber for turns and white for reverse. When these new bulbs come, the whole clear section will light up white for reverse and just the normal turn signal will light up amber. I came across this bulb reference guide awhile back (I think from a digital copy of the owners manual, maybe?) and figured I ought to put it in here for anybody wanting quick info on the various bulbs our Gen-2 vans use and, more importantly in this discussion, it shows the wattage used by each bulb. It's crazy that the little front bulb is 24W and the larger rear bulb is 21W - but, the new amber/white rear ones I ordered have 50W resistors plus the resistance of the bulbs themselves, so it ought to cure my hyper-flash finally. WY21W is aka 7440, W16W is aka 921, W21/5W is aka 7443, W5W is aka T10/194, etc.
  23. Just traded in my 2016 XLT LWB and I have parts I kept for sale: Ford roof rack cross bars - $200 WeatherTech black driver and passenger mats - $75 WeatherTech black cargo liner from behind front seats back with bumper protector - $100 4 Focus ST wheels with 2 good tires Kuhmo Ecsta 4x 245/40/18 - $600 All prices DO NOT include shipping and are pretty firm right now. I will get pics up this weekend
  24. windguy

    Movable Cargo WAll

    @appraiser219 - welcome to the forum and congrats on your new to you van. I also have a 2015 cargo. Great van with lots of cargo space. Your conversion to RHD will be interesting. Please keep us updated. Enjoy!
  25. windguy

    New 2019 Transit Connect Cargo

    @nickles - welcome to the forum and congrats on your new van. 2019 already - wow! I haven't been keeping up with what's being added to new model years. Let us know if you have new features not found in older models. Curious, when did you order your van? As dparker said, lots of pics would be great. Enjoy!
  26. Gideon

    Resetting TPMS

    Nothing wrong with taking 5-10 min and $5 tire gauge. No need to spend $$$$$ I just changed to winter tires on steel rims - no tpms crap. Now just want to shut the *@*@ warning light.
  27. G B L

    New 2019 Transit Connect Cargo

    Very cool, welcome!
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