mustang got a reaction from Bean in Remote start workaround...
my van came with two xtra keys , all 4 are administrator keys until you program them to be "my keys"
1 key must always remain as "admin key"
you cannot reprogram anything for a "my key" with out an "admin key" also .
You can find info online to disable mykey on the vehicle yourself . still need an admin key to do it .
or you can do what I did and never program a key the van doesn't have my key so to speak until you program one .
and to the OP ........
maybe if you disable my key bt going thru the procedure I found online for a Fusion , your remote starter will work right . or not ?
mustang got a reaction from Baseballmom in Driver side sliding door fail 2014 LWB
in the below pic you can see the door latch (center on the pillar)
I need the thing a ma jigs that are above and below it .
Both sliders have a broken 1 and a stuck one in the pillars
Doors still work and function fine .
On another note , my rear window wipers now usually swipe the rear glass at least once when you first start the van . and they are not even turned on . WTF !
and sometimes in the summer when you turn on the AC it blows hot air forever , won't start blowing cold air until you shut the van off and then restart . Then it works fine . doesn't happen all the time, but Once in a while it does .
Do these friggin things have Gremlins or what ?
mustang got a reaction from zalienz in Cargo Mat for Van Models
the same d rings on the floor will also bolt to the rear cargo walls in like 6 or eight different spots . I've added 4 xtra to mine . 2 on each side wall and the 4 original ones on the floor gives lots of options for tie downs for cargo .
They are like 20 something bucks each and come complete with all hardware ready to bolt down. Mines got the silly slots inthe plastic panels too.The drings are part # 550a74
the carpet only goes back to where the 2nd row seat would be in a wagon . the rest of the van is the floor behind the add on pc . in your diagram
the carpet is #13000 in the below diagram
#13046 is the vinyl floor covering
mustang got a reaction from windguy in Wheels and Tires minus the Drama
The Continental Pro Contacts that came on the van give great pavement performance but....................
This is my driveway at camp and if it rains , the procontacts really show their SUCK and just sit and spin .
Snow in the winter was/is about the same , not much TRACTION .
So I found these , that are a Mud and Snow tire
Continental Extreme Contact DWS
The reviews on them are really good as far as winter traction goes so I gave them a shot .
I went with the 225 / 55/ ZR16 with a 95w load rating . They are just a bit wider and taller than the OEM tire .
Fits fine but does fill the front wheel well . no rubs and enough clearance all around .
Will report more on traction when I have "tested them further"
But the ride quality is definately better than the OEM's , a few decibels louder at hiway speed but barely noticeable .
Now onto the wheels ,
Motegi MR116 in Black with red stripe.
16 x 7's .........a half inch wider than OEM
5 x 4 1/4 (108mm) and a 5x 4.5 bolt circle on each rim , That means they work on Mustangs , Rangers , Focus , fusion Transit Connect etc. etc.
They have a 40 mm offset and fit perfectly . only thing is you need to use smaller diameter "TUNER lug nuts "
The van now loks pretty sharp even with the FROZEN WHITE delivery van paint job .
mustang reacted to CAGE B8 in A not so automated WELCOME, CAGE B8
Hopefully these are uploaded and view-able. These were 3 days before I signed for MY TC xL. The dealer was kind enough to let me tool around in a 2.5 xL (NO side glass), run my normal errands, and test to see if any of MY cycles would fit -
def got my CB in there - which is going BYE BYE this Thursday to make way for some much needed upgrades to this puppy. I think with the wifes b-day out of the way, I may have some time to devote to the "Free Candy Van" here in the NEAR future.
mustang reacted to windguy in 2016 TC Ordering Guide
There doesn't appear to be too many changes for the 2016 model year so pretty much the same as 2014 and 2015.
See the first page for "New for 2016 MY"
I like this addition as a safety feature "Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross-traffic Alert is now available for XLT Wagon and Titanium Wagon". Too bad it's not offered on the cargo version too.
2016 Transit Connect Order Guide.pdf
mustang reacted to daneli in Help replacing piston rings
Hi Esobar. Reading through your thread it struck me that you should do a leak down test *before* you make a decision to pull the head or the complete engine. You don't have enough information yet to establish what is wrong, and removing the engine can sometimes make it more difficult to diagnose what is happening. I also think you should try to figure out what is causing your misfire before you go any further. The misfire, hard start and the low compression could all have the same cause, but you don't know that yet. Diagnosis is going to be a lot easier while the current engine is installed and running than after you remove it.
There are so many things that you don't know yet and that might be behind your troubles. Here are just some examples:
- Maybe you have a fuel delivery problem to cylinder #2. Maybe that cylinder is getting flooded with fuel. Maybe that wiped out your rings. (Do you smell gasoline in the oil?)
- Maybe your helicoil didn't seat 100% and you are losing some compression there. (Is there evidence of blow-by past the #2 spark plug?)
- Maybe you have some sort of head gasket sealing issue. (Usually head gasket leaks will show up as low compression on two adjoining cylinders, but the leak down test will tell you this - or you could get a test kit to check for hydrocarbons in your coolant.)
If you don't have the equipment to do the leak down test you could have a shop do it for you. It is hard to solve ignition/fuel problems without an engine installed!
mustang reacted to windguy in Rear License Plate Mounting
drilled another set of holes in the rear license plate, about 1-1/4" lower and remounted the plate higher so that it now sits inside the recessed area around the plate. left about a 3/16" gap between the top of the plate and the black plastic above it.
also added a strip of Black High-Density Rubber Foam Weatherstrip Tape to the top edge of the plate so the metal doesn't touch the paint.
I think it looks better and the extra set of holes in the plate don't seem to be an issue. see the BEFORE and AFTER pics below.