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  1. If you are going to do it right get one of these. It will make the job better.
  2. If you have ramps that you can get up on or a Lift you can inspect the inside pad with out pulling the wheel. Turning the wheel you can see the calliper also, not as good a view.
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    Timing belt AND chain!?

    This is the series engine in your Transit Connect. Jump to navigation Jump to search Mazda L engine Mazda MX-5 (NC) 2.0 MZR LF-VE engine Overview Manufacturer Mazda Also called MZR Duratec EcoBoost Production2001–present Layout ConfigurationInline 4 Displacement 1.8 L; 109.7 cu in (1,798 cc) 2.0 L; 122.0 cu in (1,999 cc) 2.3 L; 138.0 cu in (2,261 cc) 2.5 L; 151.8 cu in (2,488 cc) Cylinder bore 83 mm (3.27 in) 87.5 mm (3.44 in) 89 mm (3.50 in) Piston stroke 83.1 mm (3.27 in) 94 mm (3.70 in) 100 mm (3.94 in) Block materialAluminum Head materialAluminum ValvetrainDOHC 4 valves x cyl. with VVT (some versions) Compression ratio9.7:1, 10.0:1, 10.8:1, 12.1:1 Combustion TurbochargerOn some versions since 2010 Fuel system Sequential multi-port fuel injection Direct injection Fuel typeGasoline Oil systemWet sump Cooling systemWater-cooled Output Power output125–285 hp (93–213 kW; 127–289 PS) Torque output122–280 lb⋅ft (165–380 N⋅m) Chronology PredecessorMazda F engine SuccessorMazda SKYACTIV-G engine The Mazda L-series is a mid-sized inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine designed by Mazda as part of their MZR family, ranging in displacement from 1.8L to 2.5L. Introduced in 2001, it is the evolution of the cast-iron block F-engine. The L-series is used by Ford as their 1.8L to 2.5L Duratec world engine. The L-engine uses a chain-driven DOHC, 16-valve valvetrain with an all-aluminum block construction and cast-iron cylinder liners. Other features include fracture-split forged powder metal connecting rods and a one-piece cast crankshaft.
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    2010 Transit Connect Vibration

    You could take the belts off and run the engine for 5 minutes and see if the vibration changes.
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    Great Jewel of a Replacement Tire

    Good report . I have run these Sumitomo Tire HTR A/S P02 All- Season Radial Tire-215/60R16 99V for 80,000 + miles (2 sets) . Plenty of Dirt roads where I am. The Transmission shifts are unaffected and the Speedometer error is unimportant.
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    Need help in Arizona - 2014+ Wagon

    If you cannot find any one check the salvage yards there one there you could measure and you would only have to remove the seat.
  7. You can still leave it in the Acc position. If you have to you can leave it in Neutral and turn the ignition off the column will not lock. Just make sure the wheel straps are tight.
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    Citroën Berlingo

    I will keep looking, but not holding my breath.
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    Citroën Berlingo

    Very cool, Unfortunately we won't see any of those here.
  10. it could need to have the door adjustment checked , sounds like it is sensing one door not closed enough.
  11. That could help, you can also lubricate the transmission end . You can also disconnect the cable at the Transmission end and see if the levers are stiff .
  12. That is one reason I would wish for a 2015 that would be great!
  13. If it is a Gen 2 use the steering wheel switch to go into the menu and shut it off , you will have to do this every time you start the car. I shut mine off all the time. It is not so easy on the Gen 1, I think you have to pull the ABS fuse.
  14. This is what the shift cables look like. The lubricant that you spray on will only get to the ends, it may help