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Fifty150

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  1. I was just there. Service advisor said that he thinks that the perimeter lights can only be disabled on van models, not wagons. I'm hoping that the techs know more than the service advisors.
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    ForScan

    Since it does so much, we should have a subforum for using ForScan. What kind of hardware are you using? Apple, Mac, PC, laptop, Android tablet, Microsoft phone, Motorola, Samsung, et cetera? Bluetooth, WiFi, physical cable from OBDII to your computer? Which brand or source for your OBDII connection equipment. What did you do with the application? Step by step to help the next guy. Maybe screenshots. Looking forward to Transit Connect specific task performed with ForScan. Or maybe some other app or program which you are using, and care to share the knowledge with the next guy.
  3. A common roof leak with F-150's, for the last few generations, was the 3rd brake light, or high mount stop lamp. The fix for that was a revised part with a better gasket. On mine, there were stress fractures where the lamp's mounting screws were. That could have been me with a heavy hand torquing down on the screws, or simply heat expansion against the screws. We will never know. My solution was to replace the lamp. There are aftermarket gaskets for those lamps. Sponsored MOFORKIT 3rd Third Brake Light Seal Gasket Compatible with Ford F150 2004 to 2008, Explorer Sport Trac 2007 to 2010 by MOFORKIT 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 $15.99$15.99 Save 10% with coupon FREE delivery by Fri, Feb 22 Sponsored MOFORKIT 3rd Third Brake Light Seal Gasket Compatible with Ford F150 2009 to 2014 by MOFORKIT 4.3 out of 5 stars 20 $15.99$15.99 Save 10% with coupon FREE delivery by Thu, Feb 21 Sponsored MOFORKIT 3rd Third Brake Light Seal Gasket Compatible with Ford F150 1997 to 2003, F250 1997 to 1999 by MOFORKIT 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 $15.99$15.99 | FREE One-Day. FREE delivery by Tomorrow, Feb 20 on qualifying orders over $35 Ford has a cleaner to be used for the headliner which removes those water stains left behind from roof leaks. The Transit Connect may leak from the antenna, the holes used for mounting roof rails, and the 3rd brake light. On my lift gate wagon, there are also 2 rubber wire looms. You, or your dealer, may have to remove the headliner to look for the leak.
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    the OH CRAP tote

    Only watch I need for work is a Timex.
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    Egr fault code.

    I do not think that your clogged Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve has anything to do with your new battery and alternator.
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    EXTERIOR CARE

    I'm just glad that where I live, there is no salt on the road. Snow climate guys have to be a lot more careful.
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    EXTERIOR CARE

    There is a right way to do it. Hand wash. Clay bar. Wax. And then there are people who are lazy. But it's better than nothing. Namely: Me. What kind of wax do you like? Hard wax in the can, or liquid wax in the bottle? Do you follow up with metal polish on the wheels & tire dressing? Do you buy "over the counter" products from the local auto supply? Or specialty lines like https://psdetailproducts.com/ ?
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    the OH CRAP tote

    I'm a tool whore. I have a lot of tools. Not to mention that I have about a dozen jacks of different sizes & designs. Low profile, SUV/Truck with extended neck, bottle jacks, Hi-Lift, et cetera. That little one with the case is one of my favorites since it's portable, and able to lift a lot of small cars.
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    the OH CRAP tote

    Those are "bling bling" pickups. Work trucks are typically XL & XLT models at best. Those guys might as well be doing construction work in designer jeans, and wearing Rolex watches. My dad also told me that you could wear a Rolex for the cost difference between a work truck & a show off truck.
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    EXTERIOR CARE

    Full size vans require taller ladders. All the more reason to use those soaps that supposedly have wax, and those wax detail sprays.
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    the OH CRAP tote

    Some people never leave the house without a handful of wipes in a sandwich bag. Hygiene is important. You don't want to be that guy in the stall, with nothing to clean with.
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    the OH CRAP tote

    Mercedes Metris Way better than the Chevy, Ram, & Nissan microvans. My dad said that if a contractor shows up at your house in a Mercedes, don't even let him in. He has to charge more, for the same job, in order to make those Mercedes payments.
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    CARGO VAN JUMP SEAT

    I remember sleeping in the back of a bug when I was a kid. My dad also had this Country Squire station wagon. Kind of like the Griswold road trip mobile. Back seats were always folded down, and all the kids would ride in the back. About 10 or 12 kids back there with 1970's bean bags, moving blankets, and sleeping bags. The whole clan would also pile into the back of a pickup truck. I remember playing Dodge-Ball in the back of a moving cargo van. We had so much fun back then. One accident, and the entire family would have been wiped out.
  14. These vehicles were engineered for optimal results at the speed limit. At 55, you get the best mileage.
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    the OH CRAP tote

    You don't even have your Transit Connect anymore. By June, you mom would have traded hers in for something new.
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    the OH CRAP tote

    You can still change a tire, jump start, change a broken fan belt, repair and/or change a leaking hose, change a light bulb, change the wiper blades, change a fuse..........all sorts of little things like that on the side of the road. You can still change the oil, change the transmission fluid, change the spark plugs and coils, add washer fluid, install a backup camera, and perform minor service in your driveway. Even with a sophisticated computer, bolt on parts are still bolt on parts. Don't let the sensors intimidate you. It's not like making roast beef in a microwave.
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    CARGO VAN JUMP SEAT

    As a passenger wagon, passenger safety relies on the headrest, seatbelts and air bags. The headrest is so that your head doesn't snap back and break your neck. In a cargo van, are those rear passenger airbags still in the van? But I'm sure that WindGuy "gets it". For what it's worth, I think you did a pretty good job. Sure, it's not the same as an OEM seat, seatbelt, airbag configuration. But what he did was a pretty neat mod. In the old days, I had a Ford Explorer. Early models were 5 passenger seating. Many people, myself included, got jump seats and bolted them into the rear cargo bay. A lot of those mods used UniStrut for the seat mount rails.
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    New Owner - Camping/Traveling Ideas

    Try a solar powered fan first. A couple of these with the solar panel may be enough to circulate airflow.
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    the OH CRAP tote

    Sufficient time has gone by. I have added to the Transit Connect: A plug kit. Release the spare tire, lowers the winch cable. 13mm Metric Drive Hex Bit Socket A 3/4" deep impact socket, 1/2" drive, for the wheel lug nuts. A long handle breaker bar. A torque wrench for remounting the wheel & tire. A little floor jack in a case. A little box of tools that someone gave me years ago. It has sat in storage for over decade, because I already have better tools at home. But this will give me a handful of tools in the event of an emergency. A Multi-Tool for little things.
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    ForScan

    Okay. So I really didn't know what that means. I had to look it up. Here is what I found @: https://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=651.0 HS-CAN modules: -PCM (Powertrain Control Module) -ABS (Anti-lock Brake System, includes AdvanceTrac and Traction Control) -RCM (Restraint Control Module, AKA airbags and seatbelts) -AWD (All Wheel Drive module, if equipped) -OCSM (Occupent Classification System Module, AKA Passenger Seat Sensors) -PAM (Parking Aid Module) -IPC (Instrument Panel Cluster) -BdyCM (Body Control Module 2013+) -ACM (Audio Control Module, 2013+) -FCIM (Front Controls Interface Module, 2013+) -PSCM (Power Steering Control Module, Hydraulic PS only) -SECM (Steering Effort Control Module, Electric PS only) -CCM (Cruise Control Module) -SCCM (Steering Column Control Module, 2013+) -APIM (Accessory Protocol Interface Module AKA SYNC) MS-CAN modules: -SJB (Smart Junction Box) -HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning module) -ACM (Audio Control Module, pre 2013) -DSP (Audio Digital Signal Processing Module) -DSM (Driver Seat Module) -DDM (Driver Door Module) -RFA (Remote Function Actuator Module) -DCSM (Dual Climate Controlled Seat Module) -SDARS (Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service) -FCIM (Front Controls Interface Module, pre 2013) -FDIM (Front Display Interface Module) -ILCM (Interior Lighting Control Module) -HCM-2 (High Beam Control Module) -SOD-R/L (Side Obstacle Detection Control Module AKA BLIS, a module for each side of the vehicle) -IPC-MS (Instrument Panel Cluster, MS-CAN) -GPSM (Global Positioning System Module) -APIM (Accessory Protocol Interface Module AKA SYNC)
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    My air filter was torn - is my engine in trouble?

    I thought that everyone knew that the Tornado is a joke. I'm surprised that is still on the market. It's still being sold?
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    EXTERIOR CARE

    That is the hardest part. You need a 6 foot ladder.
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