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  1. Check the rear shock absorbers. The bushings or even the shocks may be worn out. But it does sound like a bushing somewhere in the rear suspension.
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    New member!

    I get a small delay when backing up. In my case I think it is a solenoid triggering. But nothing like a surge.
  3. @tp_connectic there are a couple of makers of swing out/tilting bike racks that attach to a tow hitch that will work with the lift gate. Might be a solution for you. https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-Racks/Reese/63124.html
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    remove interior wheel well covers

    Congrats! I wish I had the sliding door window! And although I like my white, there are a LOT of white vans out there.
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    2018 XLT- Reverse camera question

    You could add a second camera and monitor. They are relatively cheap. I added one to look out the side of my cargo van, total cost was about $200.
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    Another Newbie coming aboard

    Welcome! I'm sure you will find plenty of useful info here.
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    2018 XLT- Reverse camera question

    In my '18 owners manual, it says there is a setting for turning on the Rear Camera Delay. It says the camera will stay on until the vehicle reaches 5.0 mph. But, I haven't tried it yet.
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    SHO Wheels on a '16 TC

    Man that is hard to beat for the money! Very nice!
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    I hate drum brakes!

    Well, I guess the good news is you probably will never have to change them again!
  10. Its been over 6 months and 5,000 miles since I created this thread so I thought it might be helpful to prospective owners to provide an update.... All the PRO's I listed are still valid. Maneuverability, Room, Comfort, Backup Camera, Cargo Doors, Rear Sensors. I REALLY like the rear sensors! Saved my rear (as in the back of my van) several times, You can also add Gas Mileage to the list and the Power has moved up from indifferent to a positive. It really is decent for a 4 banger. Hauling. I got this van for the ability to haul stuff and man it delivers. I can haul more crap than I could with my truck. I love the side doors for grocery getting. I love the low load height in the back. The swing out doors are way better than dropping a tailgate. For the stuff I haul this is perfect! As for the CONS. The passenger sliding door window is still something I would like. I did add a camera for a side view. It provides just enough visibility that I can live without the window. But its a compromise. However it is good enough that I don't want to add the window now. The Big Key, still sucks. You can add to the CONS that the windshield is a stone magnet. The size and the aerodynamics make it a constant target. I'm sure I will be replacing it one day. I moved the mirrors down from ok, to not really. For me, its just counter intuitive to look further out to see whats closer to me. I have gotten used to them and they do work. It just bugs me. Although, I do like the heated feature. Works great for clearing the frost I forgot to scrape off before I left for work. I'm sort of on the fence as to road noise. It got more noticeable after I got used to the van. On most roads its just there, no big deal. But there as some roads where it crosses over to annoying. I'll probably add some sound deadener eventually. Overall, I REALLY, REALLY like this vehicle. It is better than I had hoped for and I plan on keeping it a long time. I do think that a stripping out the back of a Titanium wagon could have been even better. That way, I could get all the goodies like the windows, headliner, electronics and would still meet my hauling needs. But I wouldn't trade mine in for one, now. Oh and my buddies are still giving me crap about driving a van
  11. davidparker

    Hi from the SF Bay Area!

    Wow, that is a change G500 to TC. Send us pics when you get the rack and wheels. I have been eyeing the Rhino platform. For a rack its pretty cool.
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    ABS light on

    Very clever detective work @G B L !
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    New TC Owner

    Welcome @ServicePlus and congrats on your TC! Here is a link for your owners manual. https://owner.ford.com/tools/account/how-tos/owner-manuals-search-results.html?make=Ford&model=Transit Connect&year=2015 As for the flush, its a gamble. If it works, you are definitely better off. I however, would play it safe. I would drain and fill. Drive it until the next oil change and drain and fill again. That will replace about half the transmission fluid. Some members have done it four times in a row to get most of the fluid changed. You can read up on what others have done in the transmission section. I would check all your filters (air, cabin, etc). Check here for info on your cruise control. Check here for a laptop mount. These are really popular: https://www.rammount.com/consumer/device-mounts/laptop-mounts There are several companies that have shelving for the TC. I guess it really depends on what you need and what inventory you want to carry. You can just google "transit connect shelving" With all of your experience, I am sure you will make the most of you new vehicle and truly enjoy it.
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    Floor liner ideas 2012 TC

    Great idea Bill! Did it help with the noise?
  15. It's not the suspension. I suspect its the hitch itself. The factory hitch has the receiver welded to a plate that fits behind the bumper cover. (If you crawl under the bumper with a flashlight, you can see it) As a result, I suspect that the receiver can only support 200 pounds without bending the plate or breaking the weld. Kurt sells an aftermarket hitch for the TC with a 500 pound tongue weight limit that mounts below the bumper and is much stronger. However, you would have to remove your factory hitch which is a pain. There's a lot of pics and info on hitches in this forum if you look around. You may want to consider a small luggage trailer instead of a hitch carrier. Then you could go a big or small as you need.
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