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  1. davidparker

    ABS light on

    Very clever detective work @G B L !
  2. davidparker

    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.
  3. davidparker

    Floor liner ideas 2012 TC

    Great idea Bill! Did it help with the noise?
  4. 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.
  5. davidparker

    Gen 2 Steelies

    Please post a pic when you have them mounted. I think they will great!
  6. davidparker

    Hi from the SF Bay Area!

    Welcome to the forum. Tell us about your TC. I'm guessing its a 2019 Wagon (not Cargo). I am curious what you think about the 2.0 L with the 8 speed transmission. I have a 2018 with the 2.5 and six speed. And contrary to the reviews I had read before I bought it, I am happy with the drive train. Its not a race car, but it works fine.
  7. davidparker

    low power

    It sounds like you might be low on compression. How many miles? I do not have a diesel, so I don't know what "normal" behavior. Did it happen all of the sudden? I suspect the techs will have an answer for you.
  8. davidparker

    New here just saying hi

    Welcome Chris! Nice wheels, did you add those? As you have probably noticed, we like our TC's, too. There is a lot of info here. Enjoy!
  9. davidparker

    Rear backup camera

    I suspect that the camera is an aftermarket camera. The original equipment camera does not have an RCA style output. Ford Part No.: FT1Z-19G490-C The bad news is that it cost $325. Hopefully, that will be all you need.
  10. I haven't taken mine apart to know for sure and mine has the barn doors so it may be different. But, it does look like the washer nozzle is part of the motor assembly. The wiper arm has a slot in the base that allows the nozzle to shoot the water "through" the arm onto the window. My guess is that someone installed an aftermarket wiper arm and had to cut the nozzle off the motor to get it to fit.
  11. davidparker

    New to TC. Need your opinions

    It certainly will be cool! Please do let us know. We love pics!
  12. davidparker

    New to TC. Need your opinions

    So others may think differently, but IMHO @175k it is not worth the effort to radically mod it. I get the 200k with "body on frame" vehicles and the incremental cost to keep them running. But TC's are throw away at end of life. Just my opinion.
  13. davidparker

    New to TC. Need your opinions

    First off, its a unibody car frame. So lifting is going to be really expensive. If you just wanting to turn it into a mini-camper, there is a lot of info here. The gen 1 (prior to 2013) has more headroom and a leaf spring rear suspension but they are getting up there in mileage. Most folks are going for the gen 2. Its weakest link is the transmission. You can read about that here as well. Some folks are getting over 200,000 miles, but Ford only designed it for 150,000. They have a high resale value because for their size (and price), they can do a lot. After looking at your pics, I don't think a Connect will work for you. You might be better off with the full size Transit.
  14. davidparker

    2014 LWB XLT - 38000 MILES!

    If you can get the wiring diagram and the pin locations of the faceplate, you may be able to build a simple harness to mimic the faceplate. Or maybe you can get lucky and find one at a junk yard.
  15. This thread has me thinking about pulling mine out and silicone them back in.... That way I know they won't leak...
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