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Bart Luther

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    2016 found seam leak , How serious of an issue ?

    This is a picture of what I think is the transmission fluid inspection cover. . The location of this plug is very tight I had a hard time trying to get an allen wrench on it and when I finally did I couldn't get any leverage to break it loose what's the trick?
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    2016 found seam leak , How serious of an issue ?

    Thanks for the advice all . I will definitely make time to bring my van to the( out of my way) dealership to have them check it out and hopefully fix ,while it is still under warranty. Good advice I appreciate it! My question is...... For in the future I want to be able to keep an eye on my fluid level . While under my van I noticed what I believe to be the inspection port. A plug that fits a big allen wrench .I tried to break it loose but the spot was so tight to get to I couldn't get enough leverage on the wrench to break the cover loose , what's the trick ? And where is the vent ? Next time I am down there I will look for it so I know where it is . Thanks again for all the tips ,tricks and advice!
  3. Changed the oil on my 2016 transit connect for the second time today .I have noticed the transmission seam leak is more prevalent. I can't get the fill cap out to check the transmission fluid level (why did ford put this in such a hard place to get to and no dipstick? ) van is still under warranty. Would you take in to have the service department Check this out if it where your van ? If they made this easier I would just empty and refill myself. I hate taking my van in for service for routine maintenance I have to work all week and it is very inconvenient for me, but I also don't want to run my transmission low on tranny fluid . Is there a easier way to check the fluid other than that inspection plug that I can't hardly get at and definitely can't brake loose .should this seem leak be covered under warranty?
  4. Does a 2016 Transit Connect have a rain sensing windshield? I am asking because my rain sensor was replaced because my automatic rain sensing windshield wipers were not turning on automatically. After the sensor was replaced the the automatic windshield wipers still do not work. The dealer told me the van probably had the original windshield replaced and when they did so they didn't use the correct rain sensing windshield and that is why the automatic wiper function will not work in my van. I wanted to ask you all the experts if there is some truth to what the dealer has tolld me ? thanks for any input
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    Water dripping from fan unit ?

    Yes ,I will see if I can locate the ac drain and possiblly unclog. I will see if a google search will turn up a drain location for my van
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    Adventure van camper conversion

    This wood box mounted to the floor added lots of space for my small camp stove, dry food, and plenty of cooking utensils / pots and pans my girlfrend loved it ! Used a towel to stop any rattling noises. Als box can be used for a passenger to sit on although I will have to add a seat belt . Simple removable lid with small rope pull worked great .cut out for side access will eventually have a door . Black storage plastic box worked great for support when the bed was folded out almost 6' long gave us plenty of room to stretch out and sleep comfortable
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    Water dripping from fan unit ?

    I noticed several times water collecting on my floor matt around the gas pedal area . Not much but definitely a few drops (small pudding ) I did some light investigation and I see what appears to be the fan unit tucked behind the plastic shields . The must be something leaking from there ? Has anyone else had this problem? Any fixes ? Thanks!
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    Adventure van camper conversion

    I was able to fit all my camping gear in the van easily plus room for my girlfriends stuff and lots of extra gizmos for camping comfort. Still averaged over 25 mpg crusing at 80+ most of the way lots of hills .Very happy so far with the lay out . The weather was to nice to try out the low watt heater and solar generator. Also no bugs so didn't hook up the window and rear hatch bug screens. But the big glass moon roof was awesome to out and see all the stars
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    Adventure van camper conversion

    I used a 2 inch raised adaptor for the kuat rack .worked perfect for giving me just enough space to raise the back door without hitting the rack
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    Adventure van camper conversion

    Trial run with the adventure van went well . In my design I wanted to leave roolm to put a bike inside easily without having to take a wheel off or lower the seat . That long space also works good for long items like a big tent and . I used the Kuat 4 bike rack most of the time but was happy to be able to put the bike inside for security while hiking or going into town for supplies.
  11. My van was just under the 30000 mile mark and was still covered under the bumper to bumper warranty. The Ford dealer in my area covered this reprogramming of the module with no cost to me. Good luck everybody who would like to have their van put into dark mode I am going camping this weekend and won't be lit up like a Christmas tree
  12. Found a sticky note in my van looks like ford TSB information the technician used. Tried to upload a picture of it the paper found but got a error message file to large? Anyway refers to TSB 12651D4 reprogram BEC module SSM 46321 test 9002 WF Dark mode . Maybe someone can decode this .how do you upload a simple picture off my cell phone to this message board? Hope this helps
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    Adventure van camper conversion

    This is in seconds row seating mode .I will anchor down with strong turnbuckles and add a few seat belts .dang file to large again with this picture
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    Adventure van camper conversion

    I would like to show the lounger turned and laid flat for a bed but the picture file is to large? Weird because it's the same as all the other pictures I took with my phone and not having any problems uploaded them ? I will take some more soon and try again.
  15. I have asked so others don't have to go through the hassle of what I had to go through. Ford customer service won't give me any specific technical information regarding my service ticket and the dealership will not either. "Dark mode" was the key term. Other than that I was not and will not get any further information from them .I even offered cash for the info and was told they could not accept and just to be happy they could help with my problem. Kind of weird?
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