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Hi, when I engage reverse gear in my Ford Transit the engine revs become very flat and unresponsive, but only in reverse gear. It`s been in the garage where they tried changing the reverse sensor on the gearbox, but it`s still the same. However when the reverse switch is unplugged from loom the revs return to normal! The garage has no idea. Maybe something is shorting somewhere? Any ideas? Cheers. (280 swb)
Submitted: 11/06/2013 11:22:35 | ID: 19644
My Ford Transit Lwb has started making a knocking sound which seems to be in the front end. The engine smells hot but the temperature gauge is normal. I`ve parked it up at a friend`s yard and am a bit scared to drive it as it seems to be getting louder. Can anyone suggest what I should do please?
Submitted: 11/06/2013 10:57:36 | ID: 19640
Hi. Our Ford Transit van starts fine every time, but for the last few months when accelerating through all heard is misfires/kangaroos. We have had a full service done, flushed the fuel system through and added redex on several full tanks. The problem showed no faults when diagnostics were run. We then had it back in the garage and they sent the van to an injector test company, they also could not find any fault. However they supposedly reported saying it could be the turbo starting to go. We have now taken it to another derv fitter who also put it on diagnostics and he said that it seems to have a fault with the air flow sensor. He has fitted a new one as well as a fuel filter. He says it seems better but is still missing. Can anyone help as we are at a loss to what it could be and it’s now starting to get expensive? (LWB T350 diesel)
Submitted: 10/06/2013 09:23:56 | ID: 19621
I used my Ford Transit today and it sounded a bit rough. I started it up again, it cut out ,started up again and it kept going but there was lots of white smoke. I haven`t had any trouble before. Please can anyone help?
Submitted: 10/06/2013 08:53:56 | ID: 19617
Why is my water flowing straight into my engine on my Ford Transit. It’s not the oil cooler as I’ve joined the water pipes together and I can’t see it being the head gasket as its flowing in as fast as it goes in and sounds like its entering behind the timing belt casing. Is there a core plug in there that could of popped.
Submitted: 30/05/2013 08:07:39 | ID: 19495
When travelling on the motorway my Ford Transit van seems to miss a beat a few times and then all of the power goes from the engine. The engine stays on but there`s no power at all, a warning light comes on the dashboard with a round dashed circle with an exclamation mark in the middle. If I turn the engine off it normally clears and I’m away again. Does anyone know what could be causing this please?
Submitted: 20/05/2013 15:37:49 | ID: 19391
I am changing the driver`s wing mirror on my Ford Transit. It only has 1 x 10mm bolt and the other 2 seem to be sheer bolts. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to remove the old mirror please or do you need to cut off the sheer bolts?
Submitted: 10/05/2013 08:35:06 | ID: 19314
Hi, I have a Ford Transit VM 2007 model. It has recently been giving me trouble. I have taken it twice to a Ford service centre. They managed to reprogram the faults which were causing the power train light to constantly stay on, but this did not fix the problem. The symptoms are very intermittent. One hour the car works fine, the next I am struggling to get up to 40kms in second gear. The van is losing power and even cutting out whilst slowing down at a red light. I have however noticed that the problem mainly shows itself when the car has warmed up. Has anyone had or have heard of this problem? I have had suggestions that it could be the egr valve, air flow meter or crank meter?
Submitted: 07/05/2013 11:22:48 | ID: 19272
Hello, I wonder if anyone can help? My Ford Transit van runs okay and after I stop when the van is hot and I go to start it it will start okay. The problem is the engine monitoring light goes out and comes back on and stays on. If I turn the engine off and restart it it will not fire first time, then it starts but I may have to repeat this several times to rectify it and then I can drive as normal. Does anyone know of a product or solution that can cure the problem? Thanks.
Submitted: 02/05/2013 14:58:55 | ID: 19227
Every so often when I start up my Ford Transit it squeals when turning the key a few times before starting. I had it in the garage today who said it was the starter motor and changed it but it`s still doing it. Does anyone have any ideas please?
Submitted: 26/04/2013 10:16:55 | ID: 19147
I have a Ford Transit Tipper 2005. When driving along it loses power on the accelerator. When it`s stopped, it restarts with no problem. This is occuring every day. Can anyone suggest what is causing this please?
Submitted: 25/04/2013 12:05:52 | ID: 19120
My Ford Transit`s side and rear doors are locked shut and won`t open. Neither key or manual lock on the driver`s door will help. Is there any way to free them up and get in?
Submitted: 25/04/2013 11:09:26 | ID: 19113
I have just bought a T260 04 model Ford Transit. The engine seems fine and it pulls through the gears well, but I get a vibration through the van when going up to 50mph. There’s also a noise of metal coming from the back wheel area somewhere as though something is rattling against another piece of metal. It`s not a loud noise but annoying. Any suggestions please? (T260)
Get your back brakes checked, could be rear wheel bearing or abs ring and get the back wheels checked for balance weights - Frank Buuttt from Zambia
Submitted: 25/04/2013 10:36:52 | ID: 19106
I have a Ford Transit 2.4 di. When my son was driving it stopped and he said the glow plug light came on. It stopped never to run again, wel not yet anyway. I`ve checked the obvious, fuel filter, fuel at the injectors (yes) and fuel in the tank is half full. It seems it will run a little with a sniff but not continue. I`ve been told it could be a crank sensor but will need a better code reader than the one I have got to pull any codes. I`m at a bit of a loss and any suggestions would be gratefully received. Can anyone help me please? Kind regards.
Submitted: 18/04/2013 09:54:12 | ID: 19024
I have a Ford Transit 2007 petrol with gas conversion, lwb high top. I`ve only had it two weeks now and in the morning it starts fine but backfires. It sounds like it`s backfiring in the engine and not the exhaust, the engine warning light comes on but if I turn it off and start it again the light won’t be on. On the motorway both gas and petrol it seems to be down on power. On a flat run it will go about 70 or 80 if going downhill, but if I hit an incline the speed will slow to about 50. Also on gas and petrol there seems to be a lot of moisture coming from the exhaust. Please can anyone help? (145 t350 petrol)
Have your tappets checked as the valves go tight when run on gas – Mike Scott from Yorkshire
Submitted: 05/04/2013 10:54:34 | ID: 18870
I have just been given a new Ford Transit van that has a 70mph speed limiter restriction on it. This is very annoying and I would like to know how you get this removed, or can a chip be fitted to give me more power without the limiter being removed?
Get the vehicle put on IDS and have the limiter removed - Diesel Doctor from Warwickshire
Submitted: 05/04/2013 09:26:40 | ID: 18858
I have a Ford Transit 2.4 DI Duratorq diesel. The head cracked so I bought a second hand one, had it skimmed and pressure tested. When re-building I inserted both cams and as soon as I tighten the cam casing both camshafts lock solid. I’ve tried all I know. I’ve cleaned and cleaned every journal but to no avail. Any ideas? Could this replacement head have warped journals from overheating on the previous engine? Cheers.
Did you use your own camshafts in replacement head. If you did this, is the problem as head camshafts and cam carrier come as matched pairs. Check lazered numbers on cams and cam carrier against your own - Tom Ryan from Ireland
Submitted: 02/04/2013 11:23:52 | ID: 18772
I can hear a soft bell ringing from time to time while I’m driving my Ford Transit. I really don`t know what could cause it. I thought it`s my radio but it`s definitely not. Can anyone offer any help or suggestions?
Sounds like your seat belt is not being used after you have driven off - Robert Dey from Scotland
Submitted: 25/03/2013 09:42:30 | ID: 18670
Has anyone been having problems with their Ford Transit`s fuel light coming on whether it has a full tank, half a tank, or no set amount of fuel in it? Plus the engine backfires too. They are Diesel engines and have only done 20,000 miles, we have a number of them and we are having problems with 4 in question. We are being told it’s dirty fuel from the supermarkets that our drivers use? However, our drivers are based in Kent, Portsmouth, Bristol and Southampton. Can anyone advise me? (280 model)
Submitted: 21/03/2013 15:48:29 | ID: 18641
Hi, my Ford Transit 2.0 tdi started off with my throttle over revving, now the engine runs unevenly. After putting it on the dianostic machine it said to change the EGR valve, but there`s still no difference. Can anyone help?
Hi, I’ve done loads of these, it’s the throttle pedal, got a sensor on it. 100 pound from Ford, complete pedal - Gary Leithead from England
Submitted: 21/03/2013 10:32:38 | ID: 18603
Hey, I’ve got a 2002 swb t260/100 Transit with a blown turbo. I have a recon turbo to replace it with but have been told to pull manifold off to check for fillings, is this necessary? As it looks like a real big job. Thanks.
Submitted: 11/03/2013 16:56:24 | ID: 18432
When accelerating my Ford Transit van is sluggish and then picks up, it`s almost like a v tech. An orange light sometimes flickers on and off. The other day it wouldn`t pick up and was very sluggish, then it cut out. Now I can`t start it. I changed the fuel filter but it still won`t start. Any ideas? (2.5 di)
Hi, I have been experiencing the same problems and now it has gone all together and had to be towed into a Ford garage! It seems like it’s a thermostat problem! I won’t know till the garage gets back to me but I suggest you get it booked in! It’s better to be safe than sorry! Andrew from England
I don’t know the technical terms. Mine did this, and the bit where the spark plugs are was full of water. Draining it made it better - Sue Hale from England
Submitted: 06/03/2013 08:53:45 | ID: 18379
My Ford Transit was not starting although the computer showed all was fine, so I replaced the starter. When I stopped the car everything went to zero, which turned out to be battery fuse was blown and the starter had gone. So I replaced it but now the car is not starting. Any suggestions what to do please?
Submitted: 05/03/2013 12:05:46 | ID: 18369
I have just purchased a 59 reg lwb Ford Transit and at low revs I get vibration through the steering wheel and vibration throughout the van. Once speed is increased it goes away. Any answers please?
Diesel pump has a leak air getting sucked in - Transvans from England
Submitted: 05/03/2013 10:03:16 | ID: 18352
My 1999 Ford Transit Diesel Motor Home gives off clouds of black smoke for about half a mile after a 4-6 week lay up at winter time. Any ideas please?
Submitted: 19/02/2013 09:33:34 | ID: 18116
I went out in my Ford Transit van and the fuel light came on so I put diesel in and drove for a quarter of a mile and it cut out. I got it towed home. I was sure I had put diesel in, checked the fuel tank and it smelt like petrol. The mechanic said if it lights it`s petrol so I did that and it lit. I drained the tank and fitted a new filter but it would not start. I used Easystart and it`s trying to start but firing. Any suggestions what to do now please? Thanks.
Submitted: 14/02/2013 12:16:01 | ID: 18031
I have just purchased a Ford Transit lwb van 2.5 di engine (smiley face model). It had been a good runner until one day it died, a complete loss of power to the engine. I don`t think it`s electrical as all electrics work that I know of. A new fuel filter was fitted and filled several times over to bleed and the van started and ran perfectly. After trying to start it over a week later it ran great for 3-4 minutes then the loss of power occured again. It needed full throttle to tick over then cut out and wouldn`t tick over. I don`t want to strip the fuel lines from tank to filter and filter to injectors if there may be a simple answer that I have missed. Any help will be very much appreciated. Any ideas please? (100 lwb)
I had a similar problem a few years ago on a 2.5 di. First remove the filter and see if it`s full of diesel, mine was only half full. If I manually filled it, it ran straight away but as soon as the filter ran low it stopped. After weeks of trying to get the fuel up to no avail I bought a second hand Cavalier long reach electric fuel pump and fitted that between the tank and fuel filter and wired it to the ignition and hey presto no more problems. Worth a try as electric pumps are cheap but it must be long reach - Tony Jacobs from Essex
Submitted: 14/02/2013 12:06:57 | ID: 18029
Our Ford Transit van belongs to my son and has been standing for about 8 to 9 weeks, but even when connected with the jump leads there is nothing, no lights on the dash or anything. Also the key fob that opens the front as well as the back and side doors isn`t working, but again I don`t know if this is because of a problem with the battery or some other problem because it`s been standing so long. Any ideas please? (85t260)
Submitted: 14/02/2013 09:02:44 | ID: 17995
I have a P reg Ford Transit van and I have to keep jump starting it, it works first time when I do that. I bought a new battery but that didn’t keep it`s power for very long, so I cut the thick negative cable just beside the battery and installed an isolation switch. I switch it off every time I stop somewhere. I did this because I thought that the battery could be draining, but it still did the same thing, insufficient battery power, so I took the battery back and it was renewed. The following morning I thought this could be my lucky day, but alas there was insufficient power. I found that the boy who changed the battery over hadn’t tightened the positive up properly, so I did that today 12th Feb. It was turning the engine over but not with gusto and I thought for a moment that it wouldn’t be able to do it. I was told that it could be the air filter. I`m clutching at straws now but to me it doesn’t look as though it has been taken off for some time. Now I am a bit surprised that the power steering bottle appears to be attached to that. Is it supposed to slide up off the metal and do you think that this could be my problem, as it runs fine in the warmer weather? Any suggesions please?
I had the same problem, new battery in winter would just start it in the morning, once it got going all day it would be fine, summer time no problem, next winter trouble, over a few years a few battery changes and countless RAC guys one told me it was the starter motor, it gets full of dust and crap and when cold the dust gets pretty solid and restricts the turning of the motor a change of motor problem solved. Hope this helps - Ray Clark from England
Take off all the leads, and clean them with emery cloth, then reattach same, if it works, then great, but if not check the starter motor leads for wear and chafing. Clean and reattach. Check the earth strap for same. I feel this could be damp realated. Also if it works better in warmer weather, check the oil viscosity. It may be that someone has put in the wrong oil, and in the cold it is harder to pump around and the battery needs more whoomph to turn it over - Paul Wigginton from Nottinghamshire
I`ve had the same problem on my smiley. Try renewing the battery terminals, mine had corroded in the soldered terminals, no problems now – Maurice Eilbeck from Essex
Submitted: 12/02/2013 16:18:12 | ID: 17988
When driving my Ford Transit it suddenly loses power and goes into tickover. I can`t rev it, but if you switch off then back on it will run again. This is happening more and more now. What could it be?
I had a similar thing happen with my tdci Mondeo, which I understand has a similar engine. Try the map sensor to see if it’s working properly. On my Mondeo this was getting damp and shorting out, so I changed the map sensor and wd40’d all round and she runs like a good ’un. It sounds like it’s going into limp mode to me, then resetting when you turn it back on. If not this, then follow the handbook, or of course consult your local diagnostic chap! He’ll tell you straight away! Paul Wigginton from Nottinghamshire
Many thanks for that, but it turned out to be the accelarator pedal - William Craddock from Lancashire
Submitted: 11/02/2013 14:05:25 | ID: 17945
I am looking to buy a Ford Transit van but it`s being sold as a none runner. Apparently a black box dropped down from the dashboard on the passenger side, then it only ran for 50 yards. Is this simply an immobiliser fault or something more serious?
Submitted: 05/02/2013 10:30:36 | ID: 17843
Hi. I’ve been having problems with my 56 plate Ford Transit accelerating. It`s the 2.2 duratorq turbo engine and is showing symptoms of fuel starvation. I recently fitted a new egr valve after problems with idling and that`s when the problems occurred. I have changed the fuel filter but there doesn’t seem to be much fuel getting to the filter to me, looking at the clear bulb at the top of the filter. It won`t accelerate at high revs and sometimes just completely loses power! There`s no smoke or temperature changes, I`m desperate for some advice! Any ideas?
Hi, our Ford Transit 2 litre van is currently in a garage at the moment undergoing repairs with the SAME symptoms as yours! Our van is an 06 plate T350, last model made in Germany. Do you have the glow plug showing when it loses power? So far we have been told either HIGH PRESSURE PUMP FAILURE or FUEL INJECTORS. But advised to test fuel injectors first as the code for high pressure pump reads the same as injectors! Hope this helps - Rachel Castle from Wiltshire
Submitted: 31/01/2013 14:17:07 | ID: 17746
I have an immobiliser problem with my 2 litre Ford Transit 125 psi. The red spanner came on and the van will not start not or even turn over. When the ignition is off there is a glow from the fuel gauge which you can only see when it’s dark. I`ve been told it may be a key problem and I will need to take it to Ford. Does anyone have any advice please?
Submitted: 31/01/2013 11:52:36 | ID: 17725
Hi, my Ford Transit`s ignition key was worn, it dropped out so I was turning the ignition with a screwdriver and holding the key to black rnd immobilser decoder. This was fine and I was too busy to take it to the main dealer. Then wires came out of the green plug that goes into the decoder. An electrical guy said the wires can’t be put back into the green plug, so I cut one off another Transit at the scrapyard and joined them but the immobilser`s still not working. Any ideas please? (2 turbo swb)
Submitted: 24/01/2013 08:59:31 | ID: 17550
I have a problem with my Ford Transit. Some mornings I start it and it drives fine all day, other mornings I start it, drive to the end of the road and it goes into limp mode and the engine fan comes on. I turn the ignition on and off and it works fine. Other days it keeps happening all day. When it`s running at it`s running temperature it goes into limp mode and the temp is reading cold but the fan still comes on and feels like it`s losing power, when other days it feels fine. What could it be? Thanks.
Submitted: 21/01/2013 09:21:18 | ID: 17420
I bought an 03 Ford Transit 125 t280. When I first start it in the morning it runs rough and is smoky until it warms up. It seems also to be losing power between 2000/3000 revs, the rev counter, temp hand and speedo drop to zero and go on and off quite a bit. If I push the miles reset pin it comes on as wel. Can anyone help me out? Cheers (280t 125)
Submitted: 18/01/2013 12:11:16 | ID: 17385
Hi, I`m wanting to know if it is possible to put another engine in my Ford Transit? I have a diesel and a petrol with no working engines. I know I could put a Holden V6 in, but is there another engine that would suit? I read somewhere a Mondeo would fit, if so, would I need to get a conversion kit or would it fit straight in? I plan on towing with it, so want something with a bit of guts behind it. Thanks! (LWB Hight Roof.)
There is a conversion kit for the Holden V6 which many people in Australia use to replace the Transit engines with. Sorry, but I am not sure where you need to go to get this - Rob Colligan from Australia
Submitted: 14/01/2013 11:14:54 | ID: 17284
After servicing my diesel Ford Transit it turned over then stopped and I could not get it to run. I called my breakdown who spent 1 hour using 2 cans of wd/easy start sprayed into the air filter, bled the injectors and finally he tried the starter motor great! I fitted a reconditioned starter (3 pin) but it`s still not firing and the immobilisor light on the dash is flashing very fast. I had a diagnostic done which cleared all faults but it`s still not starting. He said it`s gone into hibernation, the key does not recognise the engine and vica versa. Please can anyone help with any suggestions as it has now been 5 weeks off road and I desperately need my Transit? (125 T280)
Submitted: 14/01/2013 10:08:56 | ID: 17261
Hi, I recently bought a Ford Transit 100 T280. I am losing power constantly and each time I lose power the engine stalls. It starts again fine every time. The temperature gauge shoots through the roof just before it stalls, I therefore assumed to check the water levels which are fine. It is now blowing a mixture of white and blue smoke and it is quite heavy! Any ideas will be most welcome. Can anyone help? Thanks.
I got t350 lwb. I just had same... fuel pump bosch vp30 or vp44, mines the 30, depends if it your pump or ecu on the top of it. I won’t go in to money, not cheap - Steve Donohue from Yorkshire
Had same problem, went to local specialist Patterson Diesel in Cowdenbeath. It was the suction contol valve on diesel pump, under £150.00, fantastic - Rosco from Fife and Kinross Shires
Submitted: 10/01/2013 12:25:52 | ID: 17206
My Ford Transit van won’t start and there’s a light that comes on the dash that looks like a diesel pump with three dots round it. My friend says it means there is water in my diesel? Is this true and what can I do to get my van working?
Submitted: 10/01/2013 09:21:46 | ID: 17187
Hi all. I`m looking at buying a Ford Transit van that is not going. He says that it is because of the injector pump. I need to know worst case scenario, what would a rebuild of the engine cost approximately? Any ideas? (Mid roof MWB)
How about 700 for a pump, rebuild new 1300 - Steve Donohue from Yorkshire
Sorry buddy, I just had my Ford Transit van lose power and it was the bearings in my fan first then it was my diesel injector pump which cost $9000 brand new to replace as they are rare in Australia and $2000 for a recondition one and on once doing this the the engine went into limp mode and when tested at Ford it came up saying nearly 40 things wrong with it. It would have to be the worst vehicle I have bought, but when it was going it was a dream to drive but when something goes wrong make sure you have a big wallet full of cash as Ford Transit parts are not cheap in Australia. If you need parts buy online from England, they are heaps cheaper. I didn’t have the time for that as I run a mobile business and I have since bought a Mercedes Sprinter van which hasn’t missed a beat... Yet... Have a think before you buy one - Natalie from Australia
Submitted: 08/01/2013 11:42:46 | ID: 17101
When l open my Ford Transit`s back doors in winter there is so much condensation, it looks like it has been raining. Does anybody have any ideas what l can do?
You need to line it with carpet and ply it out - Darren Brewin from England
Submitted: 08/01/2013 10:18:37 | ID: 17069
I have a 1997 turbo diesel automatic transmission long wheel base Ford Transit van. My problem is the van won’t change up into top gear on the highway so the engine revs high. Can anyone shed some light on what may be wrong? Thankyou.
My 1999 van is doing exactly the same. Did you ever find an answer to your problem? Bernard Harries from Australia
Submitted: 07/01/2013 15:07:55 | ID: 16984
I was driving my Ford Transit when all of a sudden I had no clutch. I pulled over to the side of the road to have a look and fluid was coming from the housing by the gearbox. I put the van into the garage and had a new clutch plate, bearing, new dmf, new slave. They put it all back together but I have no drive. It’s all been bled, there is clutch pressure, it goes into gear fine but won`t pull away. It feels like it`s not engaging and is driving me mad as I don’t know what to try next?
There’s a pump connected to the peddle that goes through the bulk head. Try replacing this; 10 quid from the breakers. They’re common for o-rings going, it’s just like a plunger - Ryan from Stirlingshire
Submitted: 07/01/2013 11:47:35 | ID: 16918
My mechanic snapped the glow plugs on my Ford Transit trying to remove them, so he took the cylinder head off and drilled the plugs out. But after refitting the head he found that he had drilled it incorrectly as there was a lack of pressure and the tappets were knocking, so he had to fit a brand new cylinder head. Is this common or is it his fault for not drilling the old plugs out? Or is it down to me to pay for the new head? Thanks.
It’s the mechanic’s fault, he snapped it, he drilled it incorrectly. Some of the cost is down to him - Kev Millard from Hertfordshire
The head should be very hot when trying to remove h/plugs; if cold they will snap - ja from Derbyshire
Submitted: 04/01/2013 11:48:20 | ID: 16860
My 2005 model Ford Transit minibus 2.4 runs well when cold but as soon the engine gets warm it starts labouring and struggling for power. I`ve been told it may be the electronics on the fuel pump. Does anyone have any ideas as to what it could be?
Hi, most likley the egr valve and inlet manifold. Replace the valve and take inlet of and give it a good clean. Try this cold, save you loads of money - Craig from England
Submitted: 04/01/2013 11:01:58 | ID: 16845
Hi all, I have a 2000 swb Ford Transit van and my power steering is gone. When it’s lifted on a jack it turns fine but otherwise it’s like turning a tank! I was running low of PS fluid and it was starting to become difficult to turn so I topped it up and it got worse! Does the wrong fluid affect it?
Absolutely the wrong type fluid will destroy the seals, you will have to at least change the power steering pump. And at worst also may have to change the rack, be sure to completely flush all contaminated steering fluid before replacing parts. Your van uses standard ATF fluid to purge the system with pipes removed turn steering left to right several times whilst jacked up - Trev from Dorset
Submitted: 24/12/2012 14:21:36 | ID: 16678
My Ford Transit won`t start off the key but you can clutch it. The batteries are good. I just parked it at night and in the morning it wouldn`t start off the key. What should I do?
Mine is doing the same. Do u have any lights come on on the dash? i have na on at tall someone told me the igneation switch change that and still wont start can u help me - Jake Coy from England
Submitted: 24/12/2012 12:16:39 | ID: 16669
Hi, I`ve got a 2004 Ford Transit jumbo and the brakes are sticking on but when you open the bleed nipple they release. I`ve changed the front flexi hoses and the master cylinder. Does anybody know what it my be? (jumbo)
Submitted: 17/12/2012 10:46:12 | ID: 16481
My Ford Transit starts perfectly every morning, but if you go back to it after a few hours, nothing. If it`s towed or jump started I can get home, leave it for 12 hours and then it will start perfectly again. What’s draining the battery when it’s running? (2010)
Mine did the same as that where the bat cables are. It has little black box on it it will cut power to everthing. Check this and the starter motor drains power too as I had to fix mine. Power started going first then starter I had one starter for to days and it drained power. Try anyway mate, I did, my van runs good now - Phill from New Zealand
Submitted: 17/12/2012 09:12:18 | ID: 16460
Hi. My Ford Transit 85 T280 starts on the button but runs roughly and smokes a lot which smells of diesel, I have tried swapping the injectors but still the same. I have since had a diagnostic check done which brought up 2 faults, P1665 ( Injection Pump Control Module Communications) and P1664 ( Injection Pump Control malfunction). Could anyone please tell me what I need to do to remedy these faults ie is a new fuel pump needed? Regards. (85 T280)
I would hazard a guess that it is either the control module on the rear of the fuel pump (its a solenoid valve that I think can be replaced) or most likely it will be one or all of the injectors that has seized or is sticky and the fuel pressure is leaking back down the return which will give a fault of "low fuel pressure". I would get the injectors flow tested in situ and see if its them, should take 30 mins and will not cost a lot. Usually you can just replace the injector, if they are the Delphi ones they can be anything from £180 for recon ones or £250+ for new!! Then they have to be "coded" to the ECU. I had to have 4 delphi injectors replaced and coded and it cost me just under a grand!! Jeremy Scott from Northamptonshire
Expensive - Christopher Lee from England
Submitted: 11/12/2012 16:16:02 | ID: 16315
I want to fix my Ford Transit`s reverse sensor, but I don’t know the reverse light supply wire. Can anyone help me with a Ford Transit van circuit diagram?
Hi there, I saw on another site that the reversing sensor may be the problem. It is on the gearbox and by the look of the pictures it appears to be on the extention housing at the back. Have a look on www.motorhomefun.co.uk/attachments/ford9532d1314521545-transit-reverse-lam... Roger Peyton-Smth from Australia
Submitted: 11/12/2012 15:31:19 | ID: 16299
I have a 1997 2.5 ltr Ford Transit and the engine runs at normal temperature and the blower works well but no heat is entering the cab. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 06/12/2012 11:52:33 | ID: 16160
Hi guys. I have a Ford Transit 09 mwb hr. When I reverse it makes a low whistling noise. This also happens when I turn a corner, but it doesn`t happen all the time, I would say about 50% of the time. The van has 19,000 miles on it. It`s as if something sounds dry, if that makes any sense? Any ideas?
U all right mate, it sound as your gear box is on the way out or one of your drive shafts - Jake Coy from England
Submitted: 06/12/2012 09:04:42 | ID: 16113
Hi, I need some help with a mk6 Ford Transit front crankshaft oil seal. How do I fit it? Do I need to take off the timing chain cover? I tried to put it on but it would not sit flush to lock in place. Suggestions please?
Submitted: 03/12/2012 14:24:54 | ID: 16028
My Ford Transit won`t start in cold weather. I have to take my van to charge the battery, but if it`s left standing a day or so it won`t start. Any help please?
Submitted: 03/12/2012 14:08:06 | ID: 16021
I have a Ford Transit 2003 model 280. When I put my foot on the brake the dash lights come on, with no keys in the ignition. When I brake my brake lights don’t come on anymore. What`s wrong?
I had a similar problem, check the bulbs in the rear, making sure they are correctly fitted. Look closely - Mike Rickman from Hampshire
Submitted: 29/11/2012 11:44:03 | ID: 15877
Hi. I have a whistly sort of noise that appears to be coming from the heater fan in my 08 2.2 Ford Transit. If I turn right, it stops until I straighten up again. Before I attempt to get at the motor, does anyone know if the cure is likely to be a new motor, or could there just be something that needs tightening up? Thanks.
Submitted: 29/11/2012 09:30:11 | ID: 15849
Hi. I have a Ford Transit long wheel base motorhome. It`s immobiliser light on the dash is flashing after switching on. The engine`s turning well and fuel to the injectors looks good but it will not fire up on it`s own without any easy start. Could this be a fault on the key fob? There`s fuel to the top of the injector but it appears not to be going through the injectors and attomising Als. Could glow plugs be at fault as, when the ignition`s switched on, the glow plug light goes out immediately? Thanks.
Hello, I have the same problem, have you fixed it, if so would you please let me know? firstname.lastname@example.org Gareth Robinson from Yorkshire
Submitted: 27/11/2012 10:19:39 | ID: 15812
I had a new fuel pump fitted to my Ford Transit and the mechanic did not use a new chain kit so could it be possible to lift the engine head and what could it do to the tension on it? Is there any knock-on effect of not fitting the fuel pump right? (lwb 2.4cc)
Submitted: 26/11/2012 09:49:29 | ID: 15701
What does it mean when my Ford Transit`s headlights go dim whenever I turn another electrical device on inside the van such as the heater or radio?
It means the hidro confabulator is on its way out, usually caused by the prefix deligator on the stand alone fuel management system. Either replace the confabulator with a remit triple gague perpitisor or take it to fords for a total ecu programme remap - Straight talkin Shaun from England
Submitted: 22/11/2012 09:16:11 | ID: 15595
steve bevan from Neath Port Talbot has sent in a question on the Ford Transit. I am replacing the passenger side rear bulb holder on my 2001 Ford Transit panel van because of corrosion of the circuit board. However, the connector block that supplies the power to the lights is also the same as the new holder. I want to replace that connector but have no idea what it`s called or where I can get one. Can anyone help? (panel van)
Submitted: 20/11/2012 08:39:07 | ID: 15555
Why does my Ford Transit 2005 2.4 diesel only start on the third or fourth time if it is left for a few hours/overnight? The glow plug light flashes when cranking over. Last year I replaced the fuel pump/fuel lines/leak off pipes/filter housing/battery/glow plugs/crank sensor/cylinder head temperature sensor/starter motor/ timing chain and tensioners. The van has done 170,000 miles. Garages can`t seem to agree, even with diagnostic scans. Also the van is noisy when first started, like an old diesel, but runs quietly when warm. Any ideas please? (2.4 diesel)
Timing chain tensioner is knackered and is relaxing when the van is left which in turn is altering pump timing when trying to start until oil pressure rises and refills chain tensioner taking up any slack in the chain - Colin from England
Submitted: 05/11/2012 09:03:26 | ID: 15002
My Ford Transit van has lost power and is getting hard to start. There is a little bit of black smoke from the exhaust but not excessive. What should I do? (100 t280 2ltr duratorq)
That sounds like blown turbo but I’m no expert - Steve from Neath Port Talbot
Egr knackered - Colin from England
Try checking for split vacuum pipes first as this will make it blow black smoke bad and lose power - Wayne MCC from Merthyr Tydfil
Submitted: 01/11/2012 12:44:51 | ID: 14955
How do I remove the heater/fan control on the dashboard of my Ford Transit in order to replace the night illumination lights, as it appears the lights have blown? Thank you. (80 SWB)
Submitted: 30/10/2012 16:33:52 | ID: 14886
My Ford Transit van suddenly stops. It can start but cuts out when revved. It runs okay then suddenly cuts out again. I`ve checked all fuses, fuel - is there a diagnostic plug in on these vehicles? Thanks. (2.0 litre turbo diesel)
Submitted: 30/10/2012 12:57:48 | ID: 14848
Hi. I`m fitting a fan belt on my Ford Transit T280 57 reg and wanted to know does anyone know how to do it? I`ve got the old one off but can`t seem to get the new one to go on. Can anyone help?
Hi. To the bottom left of where your belt goes there is a pulley that is the tensioner, it’s the one without the grooves, you need a socket and ratchet. Turn either way to take slack up or release - Steve Deam from England
Submitted: 26/10/2012 12:01:12 | ID: 14800
My Ford Transit has a sudden loss of power and the engine`s noisier. It will run fine up to 3000 rpm but will not accelerate above that. The engine is a 2.4 duratorq 125 ps tdi ht lwb. Does anyone know what`s wrong?
Hi. Mine has the same trouble. Just been to electro diesel. It’s very bad news. It is the diesel injection pump or should I say the solonoid. I had a long talk with the main man there and I have also had a diagnostic done. The faults will be the same as mine - "ignition timing fault injection control module requesting under fuelling" you can take it to Ford who have the kits for the solonoid repair and they will do it in situe but if your vehicle has never had a new injection pump and has done more than 120,000 then it is wiser to buy a new/refurb pump. A new pump will set you back £1300 but you will get £300 back on your old one or you can go online and get a refurb for around a grand but again you will get £300 back for your old one. I would advise you to replace the pump rather than having the kit if you want to be sure you have no more problems! The labour to fit differs as to where you go i.e. Ford charge £75 an hour and most reputable garages charge £50. It should be no more than £480 (a bit cheaper say 400 if they don’t have to cut the pipes off) for labour. I’m gutted too! Mike Corcoran from Dorset
Split turbo hose, it’s a comon fault - Rob Steven from Essex
Just fit a new timing solenoid about 120 quid they are and from a reputable garage about 100 quid to fit done loads of them - Colin from England
Submitted: 23/10/2012 08:25:17 | ID: 14692
My diesel pump went on my Ford Transit. I got a second replacement which was put on and programmed but I cannot get it to work. Could anyone tell me why and what I need to do?
Tow it for a bit with all the injectors open then shut them all and it should start - Norman Hughson from Hebrides
Submitted: 22/10/2012 11:03:54 | ID: 14633
My Ford Transit 2005 on 55 plate all of a sudden lost power when driving drown the road. No lights came on the dash, then the power comes back again for a while, then it loses power again. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this?
Submitted: 22/10/2012 11:01:16 | ID: 14632
Does anyone have any info on a Ford Transit 2.0, 2.2 Duratorq Diesel Fuel Pump Timing Solenoid please, regarding the removal and purchase in Essex?
Starter motor out and remove bracket that holds pump to block. The timing valve is at the bottom rear of pump. Cut wires and replace, reassemble. I did mine in about 2.5 hours. I went to 3 Ford dealers and 3 out of 3 said I need to change full pump. Parts fitters only I see. Just be sure it runs ok but sounds like timing is too far advanced - Kevin Weldon from Yorkshire
Submitted: 22/10/2012 08:44:21 | ID: 14597
When my Ford Transit 2001 330 rwd is sitting idling the mileage indicator keeps on clocking miles, even though I am not moving and the needle idles up and down on the speed gauge. There is no rev counter on this van. Has anybody seen this happening before or know how to fix it? I changed the speedometer and it`s still doing it. (330 swb)
Submitted: 18/10/2012 10:37:12 | ID: 14522
My Ford Transit has got a coolant leak which sprays up on the right side in the thermostat coolant hose area. It appears to be from under the plastic cover on the front of the the engine. Is there anything under there which is coolant related? Recently I had the head re surfaced and a new head gasket fitted. It runs fine, it`s just using coolant. Can anyone advise? (2.3 efi)
Sounds like it’s the small by pass hose under the plastic cover. This will only leak when you rev the engine. Easy fix though - Terry Banks from Berkshire
Had same problem. Was water pump, about $150 - Nick from Australia
Submitted: 15/10/2012 15:32:38 | ID: 14461
Can anybody tell me why, when the weather is very cold, I can’t get my Ford Transit van into gear? I had a new selector box two years ago and it’s reasonably okay when the weather is good but not when the weather is cold. Many Thanks. (SWB 2.0litre)
Hi, sounds like you need to bleed the clutch. It’s on the left side of the gearbox - Craig from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 15/10/2012 14:42:17 | ID: 14448
Hi. My Ford Transit t280 makes a strange noise when I press my foot on the clutch. It’s more noticeable when I drop down from 3rd to 2nd or if I’m stopped and I put it into reverse, it’s more of a whining noise. The mechanic thinks it`s a release bearing but is not 100% sure. Any ideas? Cheers.
Hi there I recently bought my second Ford Transit, it’s a mk7 2012. Had it 3 weeks, done 11,000km and same thing when clutching get this horrid like metal on metal dlllrrrrrrr noise and if sitting in neutral and rev upto say 2500 rpm and put clutch in same noise rings out. Now I haven’t got to the bottom of it yet but I know Toyota Hiaces do the same and on them its because the fingers on the pressure plate have bent causing the release bearing to skim the affected area. Now at the start it’s no emergency but left unfixed can wear through the fingers till they snap and that causes a few bad moments... Easy way to tell us to check fingers if it’s been happening there will be uneven wear on the affected area like a deeper grove from were the release bearing has retained contact over time not sure if this is the Trans-shits problem but is very similar in feel between the two - Ethan French from New Zealand
You need a new thrust bearing/throwout bearing- Daza from Australia
The grinding rattling noise is the dualmass flywheel, expensive to replace and the metal and dust floating around in the bell housing will knacker your starter eventually. You can get a conversion kit to change to a solid flywheel. Some people will tell you a solid flywheel will cause extra eest on other components but its total crap... Jason from Ireland
Submitted: 15/10/2012 14:11:41 | ID: 14434
Hi. I have a 2006 Ford Transit fwd 85 t280, it won`t start when parked uphill but if revved it will start. I`ve just had a new battery, fuel filter, air filter, oil filter, oil change and new fuel line that leads to the top of the injectors in the last week and a new EGR valve last year. Has anyone had the same problem, if so please help? Thanks.
Submitted: 12/10/2012 16:33:12 | ID: 14390
Just bought a Ford Transit Jumbo and when changing gears it makes a whooshing sound. Is this due to the vacuum pump and why is this happening? Doesn’t seem to be any umph going through gear change.
Submitted: 10/10/2012 11:51:58 | ID: 14231
What would cause my Ford Transit to vibrate when I am lifting off in first gear. I had the clutch and flywheel replaced last year?
Did you change the spigot bearing? Paul from Durham
See if it does it in reverse as well, if so the most likely cause is oil contaminated clutch plate /rear main seal or gearbox input shaft seal - Daza from Australia
Submitted: 10/10/2012 09:27:29 | ID: 14214
I have a 2007 Ford Transit T350 that turns over at least four times before it will start. Any ideas what could be wrong? (T350)
We just had the timing chain changed on ours for the same problem - Tim from England
Submitted: 04/10/2012 11:08:56 | ID: 14188
My Ford Transit van keeps running when I turn it off and take the key out. I then have to stall it to stop it running and I am wondering if that will also damage the engine etc. What should I do please? Thank you.
Sounds like your injectors are knackered! Overun like this is normally caused by injectors still letting fuel though after ignition is switched off - Ash from England
Submitted: 04/10/2012 11:06:58 | ID: 14187
I have a 2007 fwd Ford Transit and I have just started to notice some excessive road noise from the front wheels. I have had some tie bars to the anti rollbar changed but it still does not sound right on the road. The van has done 61,000 miles. Any thoughts please? (fwd t 300 Lwb)
Had same noise problem, fixed by changing wheel bearings - Rod Cameron from Australia
I had the same noise, had the front wheel bearings replaced and now all is quiet - Neil Larter from England
Submitted: 01/10/2012 09:33:48 | ID: 14042
What speed should this model Ford Transit be doing at 3000rpm in 3rd, 4th and 5th gears? The gear box has just been changed (no other work was done) and the MPG over 1000mls has gone from 20mpg down to 13mpg! Ford themselves have been unable to answer this. Does anyone know the answer? (350 LWB 2402 CC)
Submitted: 24/09/2012 11:33:47 | ID: 13904
Hi. I`m having trouble with a 1996 Ford Transit I bought it recently. It starts to shudder at 96 kph. I took it to the mechanic who said crook turbo, as even in park as soon as it reaches about 2500 rpm this shudder starts. I had a new turbo fitted and a new fuel pump fitted. It is a 2.5 litre turbo diesel and I`ve been advised to unblock the erg valve? Also I noticed as the turbo hoses were removed the butterfly on turbo output to intake manifold is set wide open? This is controlled by a vacuum actuator and fluctuates at idle. Can anyone help? It would be much appreciated, Cheers. (camper van)
Submitted: 24/09/2012 11:26:09 | ID: 13901
How do I adjust the gear rods on a front wheel drive Ford Transit? It crunches when it goes into 2nd and reverse.
Ye cannae adjust them syncromesh in box gone but try changing the rods - Ste MacDuff from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 21/09/2012 13:38:32 | ID: 13859
I’ve just noticed that my Ford Transit has no anti roll bars. What problems would this cause? (Smiley)
Submitted: 21/09/2012 08:23:55 | ID: 13845
My Ford Transit van won`t go above 70mph in fifth gear (revs around 2.5 at this speed) but revs fine through all the other gears. Why is this and is it a cheap fix? (85t 280)
It’s got a speed limiter on it, cuts in at 70 mph - Regi from England
Where is the speed limiter located and how will I remove it? Nick from Ireland
Hi, I had mine done, it’s on the ecu, you need a auto electriction to remove it with their computer; cost me 40 pound - Lee Johnson from England
Submitted: 20/09/2012 12:49:13 | ID: 13819
When I start the engine of my Ford Transit there’s a rattling sound coming from it. Also the speedometer goes crazy going back and forwards. I`ve just put new brakes in the van today. Can anyone suggest what the problem is?
Submitted: 20/09/2012 12:35:12 | ID: 13815
My Ford Transit was driving well with a slight diesel leak. I think it may be the seals on the pump. I stopped to buy a drink and ten minutes later it would not start. Can anyone help?
Diesels leaked out the pump directly onto the starter motor and knackered it (common problem) - Colin from England
Submitted: 20/09/2012 12:16:57 | ID: 13808
Is there a service warning light on the Ford Transit t260? (Transit t260)
Yes, there is a yellow light on your dash which will light up in the shape of a spanner, you can get it to go out by pressing down on the brake. Press down the brake and hold it down, then turn on the ignition whilst still holding down the brake and after 15 seconds the light should go out, but I do strongly recommend you get it serviced as I didn’t and it ended up costing me over £3,000! Ouch - Alan Sheehan from England
Submitted: 18/09/2012 15:48:15 | ID: 13750
My Ford Transit`s transmission operates erratically after about an hour of highway driving and locks into fifth gear. After stopping the engine and restarting it will drive again but not for long and then the same happens. There is a shuddering and a noise when it starts to do it. It is okay when cold. It has 153,000 kms on an analogue odometer. Any suggestions? (90 T350 AMS Transmission)
Submitted: 18/09/2012 09:19:18 | ID: 13707
The brake servo pump failed on my Ford Transit which overheated and melted the vacuum pipe which supplies the brake servo unit. After replacing the vacuum pump and pipe we had the engine turning over for about 15 minutes. The vacuum was overheating and melted the supply pipe to the servo unit! We removed the vacuum pipe and found the outlet on the water pump was blocked with something hard. I’ve tried to hammer it out but it needs a bit more persuasion. This blockage is preventing oil from passing through and I think we may have to replace the water pump. I’ve no idea why this obstruction may have occurred. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
Submitted: 14/09/2012 10:49:51 | ID: 13593
My Ford Transit`s diesel engine starts but only runs for 5 seconds, hot or cold. Could this have something to do with the pats system?
Submitted: 13/09/2012 16:42:09 | ID: 13559
My Ford Transit` s engine is hunting on idle. Any ideas?(2.4 diesel)
Submitted: 13/09/2012 15:32:11 | ID: 13552
Hi. I have a Ford Transit 2.0 dura torg and when the van is running it runs a 100 percent, but once I stop the van it won`t start unless I use an easy start. Then it will start straight away and run perfectly and the fuel filter is only half full of fuel when it is stopped. Any ideas anyone?
It’s your fuel filter housing 100% - Mike from Denbighshire
Submitted: 13/09/2012 10:43:47 | ID: 13502
Why are my Ford Transit`s service and coil light flashing when my van is running and non of the speedo/rev counter/ fuel or temperature gauges are working?
Submitted: 11/09/2012 12:09:59 | ID: 13460
Just on the way home and a mile from home I heard a rattling noise which was coming from my Ford Transit van. I got home then noticed the back doors were covered in oil specs and at the front underneath of the engine was covered in oil but I cannot see where it has come from. Doesn’t look too good but I have no idea. Any suggestions? (Ford Transit new generation)
Check turbo pipe, mine in getting fixed now - Mike Thompson from County Antrim
Submitted: 10/09/2012 15:43:13 | ID: 13402
My 03 Ford Transit 260t swb has it`s oil light staying on even though it doesn’t need oil. Is this a message that something is up with the engine or does it mean that a sensor is failing? The light goes off when it’s being driven and comes back on when ticking over. Can anyone help please?
Submitted: 10/09/2012 12:46:08 | ID: 13370
Hi. I have a Ford Transit 03. Today I did about 200 miles trip , everything was okay until I turned off the engine(duratorq di ). Now I can`t start it and when I keep turning the engine it`s shaking. Has anybody had this problem before please? Also I find that there is very low engine oil which may have something to do with it? Cheers. (90 T350)
Same thing happened with me, it was the fuel pump - Garry Scott from Durham
Submitted: 07/09/2012 09:20:47 | ID: 13306
Currently my Ford Transit is giving me 390 miles per tank. Yes I carry over 1000kg every day but so do the people that work with me using Sprinters who get 450+ miles. I was wondering why this is? The second thing is the level of torque. Once loaded it takes off like a snail and it just about gets to 50mph and stays there. The only parts that have been changed on the van since I’ve had it are the clutch, bushes and the prop shaft recently (issues existed before prop shaft change as well). I used to get 420 - 430 miles before the clutch change but even then I`ve been told that`s no good for a Transit. Is anyone able to help? (2.4 duratorq di lwb - rwd)
I had this problem with my 07 Transit. I got it re-mapped and now it does around 400 mile per tank. I got an extra 16ft of pulling power but I have now got 147 bh - Alan Sheehan from England
Submitted: 06/09/2012 12:37:14 | ID: 13271
Hi. I have an LDV with a 2.5TD Ford motor. When I turn the ignition off it won’t stop, when I return the key to the start position the motor stops. The engine light also stays on and the motor seems to be in limp mode. Does anybody know what is wrong?
Submitted: 04/09/2012 12:36:55 | ID: 13194
I have had the offside rear bulb out of my Ford Transit and the offside front side replaced but they are still not working. Where is the fuse located please?
The fuse board you need to get to in located behind the one behind the glovebox. The front one drops down and then you will see the second fuse board behind. Good luck - Alan Sheehan from England
Submitted: 03/09/2012 09:58:43 | ID: 13091
Is it safe to drive my Ford Transit with the engine light coming on?
Submitted: 31/08/2012 15:33:40 | ID: 13071
My Ford Transit can do high revs while stationary, but when I engage a gear to go there`s no power. Any ideas?
Acceleter pedal - Jim Bo from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 31/08/2012 09:47:30 | ID: 13019
Does my Ford Transit 2198cc have a chain? (diesel)
Submitted: 21/08/2012 12:51:59 | ID: 12652
Hi there. I have a Ford Transit crew cab tipper on a 02 reg. When my tipper is fully up it comes down slowly, it wonít stay up. Just wondering what the problem is, thanks.
Submitted: 16/08/2012 16:38:07 | ID: 12458
My Ford Transit`s engine is losing water through the combustion system and periodically blowing out white smoke from the exhaust. After having the head checked out and new gaskets and all other relating parts still I have the same problem. Is it possible I have a cracked block and if so can it be repaired and how?
Hi. I recently had the same problem with a Fiat Ducato 58 reg which is fitted with the Transit 2.2 tdci engine and I found it to be the egr cooling valve, which fits between the turbo and the egr valve and cools the exhaust gases for recycling. After fitting a new one and a good run it cleared perfectly. Hope this helps - G-MAN from Northamptonshire
Submitted: 30/07/2012 15:58:08 | ID: 12167
Hello. I own a Ford Transit T220 Connect van and am having trouble opening the bonnet. I just spent £130 on cutting a new key to see if this works as the original is very worn. However the lock will not release. I turn the key left but the catch does not release and I`m unable to lift the bonnet to the first position, but when I turn it right you can hear the lock turn, but as the lock has not released the bonnet cannot be opened. Any ideas?
Me too! Then someone showed me. Put the key in, push in hard and turn to the left, then to the right, hope it works for you - Lyz Amer from Surrey
Submitted: 24/07/2012 12:43:12 | ID: 11997
I got new lights for my 07 Ford Transit but think I might have blown the fuse. I can`t find it to change. Also the front ones worked but they`ve gone off as well. Any ideas?
Fuses are underneath the storage compartment on top of the dash - Frank Herbert from Cheshire
Submitted: 16/07/2012 14:57:41 | ID: 11868
When releasing my Ford Transit`s clutch pedal after selecting neutral it seems to make a strange noise. Any ideas? (swb 280)
Submitted: 16/07/2012 14:53:40 | ID: 11866
My Ford Transit 4 turbo diesel glow plug seems to go out too quickly and when cold takes 3 to 4 goes to start. I am wondering can the duration of the glow plug be set a bit longer? It doesn`t keep cranking, just 2 or 3 revolutions then throws out. Does anybody else have this problem? .
Even tho the light goes out the glowplugs are still lit for around 11 seconds, I used to think the same but after putting a multimeter on to test it this is what I discovered - Alex from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 13/07/2012 12:15:30 | ID: 11810
MyFord Transit`s 4 turbo diesel glow plug seems to go out too quickly and when cold takes 3 to 4 go’s to start. I was wondering can the duration of the glow plug be set a bit longer? It doesn`t keep cranking, just 2 or 3 revolutions then thows out. Does anybody else have this problem?
Submitted: 12/07/2012 14:31:09 | ID: 11797
The LPG supply on my Ford Transit van is faulty. After spending £380 with a guy who was supposed to know about the factory fitted LPG systems on Transits, it is still not working. On a ’forum’ I found there was an article there with symptoms the same as mine and it said that cleaning the "step motor" cured the problem. Can you tell me where the step motor is and what it looks like please and how I go about cleaning it? (Petrol/LPG)
Submitted: 06/07/2012 14:29:59 | ID: 11633
Hi there. I have just had a head fitted to my Ford Transit and there was a bit of a problem in the garage getting it running. It turns out that it was blocked injectors or something like that. Anyway now that I have it back it hasn`t got the same power as it had before and the revs don`t really go up past 3500, it makes a sort of whining noise at high revs. I have found that when I stop and open the bonnet it sounds like air is trying to escape from the expansion tank and if I let the pressure out and put the cap back on it will run like normal on full power, but not for long then it`s back to running with a lot less power. Could this be an air lock in the coolant? If so would it also cause the noise and how do I fix it or does anyone have any other ideas? Thanks.
Submitted: 03/07/2012 09:52:23 | ID: 11589
I have black smoke pumping out of the back of my Ford Transit. I have changed EGR and had the injectors tested and they are fine. It only pumps out black smoke when cruising and a small amount when accelerating. Can anyone tell me why? (190 diesel turbo 2.5)
Could be your engine management is on limp mode, take it and get it diagnosed that a sensor isnt playing up - Nathan Eade from England
Submitted: 03/07/2012 09:17:54 | ID: 11583
My Ford Transit has a bad vibration coming from the left front end of the van, but only when I turn the power on. My new tyres have been balanced and aligned and I have no noise coming from the front wheels. Any ideas?(Swb fwd tdci 2.2 diesel)
Submitted: 02/07/2012 11:46:29 | ID: 11542
Hi all. I have a former dhl/city link Ford Transit and my issue is when I turn on the ignition but don’t start the van it completely shuts down after 30 seconds. Now quite a good anti-theft device but it is now causing problems for an egr fix, as the guy can’t fix his machine to program the ecu. Does anyone have any idea what this is and how to bypass? (350 jumbo)
Submitted: 29/06/2012 11:05:33 | ID: 11498
Please can anybody advise from where can I find spare parts for my Ford Transit Van 2002 Petrol 2000cc 16 valve? wfolxxgbfl2m82632 - shashi no I need Tension to timer. Thanks in advance.
Submitted: 28/06/2012 17:19:51 | ID: 11489
My Ford Transit`s front brakes are hard to bleed. The fluid is running through the master clyinder fine and I suspect there is an air lock. Does anyone have any suggestions how to unblock it? Once I bleed to no air the brakes seem to be hanging on and the calipers are impossible to push back. With the brake lines off the calipers move nearly free. Can anyone help?
Flexi hoses would of broke down inside (common fault) - Wayne Norman from England
Flexible hoses collapsed internally - common fault! G Denton from Yorkshire
Submitted: 28/06/2012 12:47:56 | ID: 11468
My 02 Ford Transit won`t hold a charge when left sitting for a few hours. I installed a new starter motor, alternator and battery but still find myself jump-starting it every morning. Can anyone help?
Submitted: 18/06/2012 12:00:09 | ID: 11259
I have a 2001 long wheel base Ford Transit 2 litre diesel van. Sometimes the bolt has come out of the gear selector so I carry spares. This was never a bad issue until today when the bolt seared off inside the shaft. I took off the housings with the 2 cables on it and I got a friend to tow me to his workshop. When we started towing I noticed straight away that the van was in gear. I put my foot on the clutch because the selector was doing nothing with the gear stick but my friend is a bit deaf so, for about a mile, he was towing me with my foot on the clutch and beeping and flashing to get him to stop. When we stopped the van wasn’t in gear anymore. I don`t know if it just dropped out or if something broke. We couldn`t drill the bolt out in position as there wasn’t enough room so we took the selector out of the gearbox and drilled and taped the shaft. When we reassembled the selector into the gearbox everything went fine. I started the van and put it into first gear and took my foot off the clutch and nothing happened. I got a slight grind in second gear but now I have no gears. Can anyone help me with this? Any help will be greatly appreciated. (lwb 2litre diesel 250t)
Submitted: 11/06/2012 11:49:48 | ID: 11106
Hello. I can`t get into the back of my Ford Transit van. I can get in via the front doors using my fob but when I try to unlock the rear doors everything locks. Any ideas?
Hi. Mine done that. I took it to an auto spark who traced a short in the overhead lights in the back. They had been knocked off at one time and stuffed up into the overhead rails out of the way - Tommy Kernohan from County Antrim
Submitted: 01/06/2012 11:19:37 | ID: 10884
Does my 54 reg Ford Transit use a cambelt? It’s a 125 T280 swb 125hp.
Your vehicle has a timing chain and tensioner - Michael Kayes from Scotland
Submitted: 31/05/2012 10:51:38 | ID: 10858
My Ford Transit van won’t go into gear. My gearstick has just gone floppy. Anyone help please?
If front wheel drive 8mm bolt has come out of gear selector a box off job as bolt drops into bottom of gearbox and breaks gearbox casting - Stuart Johnson from England
Submitted: 28/05/2012 12:34:57 | ID: 10777
I tried starting my Ford Transit van today and the lights on the dashboard all lit up. The battery is fully charged but there was nothing, not even a click sound from the starter. Can anyone help please?
Submitted: 28/05/2012 11:51:24 | ID: 10761
My Ford Transit has major problems with starting in the morning. It seems as if it doesn`t get any fuel when it starts and it emits a lot of smoke. I have fitted a new chain and pump and non-return valves on the fuel lines, but it`s still the same. Once it starts it will start all day, but once I leave it for five hours or more it is impossible to start. Any help please? (90hp)
Hi. It sounds as if the diesel is not getting warm, hense the smoke on a cold start. Try changing the glow plugs - Abdul Hayat from Kent.
Submitted: 22/05/2012 12:37:35 | ID: 10645
There is a knocking when I start up my Ford Transit. The engine is good and there are no leaks. It has 21,600 kms on the clock. It`s an ex-postal van which runs well. When I rev it there is no noise Can anyone help please?.
Sounds like dual mass flywheel vibrating as I’m working on 1 atm with same symptons and has lots of play when moving flywheel side to side - Peter Jones from England
Submitted: 15/05/2012 10:13:00 | ID: 10532
Hi. I`ve got a clutch problem on my Ford Transit 2003 model. It seems to be stuck in gear, even when the gearstick is in neutral. It stalls when bringing the clutch pedal up. Can anyone give me some advice on what the problem might be? Thanks.
Submitted: 15/05/2012 09:31:39 | ID: 10522
My Ford Transit`s gearbox whines. It has done 240k. Would a heavier / thicker oil reduce the noise or would it do any harm? (2.5D 5 speed manual)
Submitted: 14/05/2012 10:21:17 | ID: 10459
My Ford Transit has a "Service oil now" message on the dashboard. Can anyone advise me please?
Aye, service it mate - Dave from Scotland
Submitted: 11/05/2012 10:01:06 | ID: 10429
My Ford Transit starts up with no problem and ticks over, but as soon as you turn the steering wheel it shuts off. Any ideas?
Submitted: 10/05/2012 14:32:35 | ID: 10405
My Ford Transit will not let me open the doors with the key fob but it`s not the key battery that is faulty. My dashboard lights are lit up on dim as if I have my lights on when they aren`t. I`ve heard that there are two batteries but can only see one. Where`s the second, what is it`s purpose and how do you change it?
Submitted: 10/05/2012 14:12:27 | ID: 10395
I want to change an engine from a V reg Ford Transit and put it into an older K reg Ford Transit. Is it possible and what about any wiring problems?
Submitted: 08/05/2012 11:53:13 | ID: 10294
My Ford Transit van has developed the dreaded diesel knock / rattle. It starts first time every time, has no leaks and doesn`t overheat. I took the van to my local garage and they told me that the wiring had been changed around the pump. I then took the van to an auto-electrician to check the wiring. He also said that the wiring had been changed but was okay. Is this problem the solenoid on the pump? (t300)
Submitted: 08/05/2012 10:44:20 | ID: 10280
Hi. I have a 57 plate Ford Transit 2.2tdci T260 and there is a hiss coming from the brake pedal area in the cab. When I press the brake pedal it stops. I wonder if anyone could help? Thanks. (2.2tdci T260)
It sounds like the brake servo is in need of new seal it could be sucking in air - Clifford Byrne from Worcestershire
Submitted: 03/05/2012 10:48:41 | ID: 10253
The central locking mechanism on my Ford Transit has an intermittent fault. It has now stopped locking altogether. When you move the lock manually it sounds as though it’s working, but it will not lock with the key, only with the remote from inside the vehicle which is a nightmare when the van is loaded. Does anyone have any ideas? Many thanks.
We had a similar problem with our 06 plate Jumbo. It turned out that the rear wiring loom on the drivers side was frayed. The wires in the loom contain the locks and rear brake lights which often go to. Strip the back door if its ply linned and have a look at the wiring loom. This is a common problem on Jumbo’s as the doors swing right round against the side of the van. After a while the loom doesn’t retract and becomes caught in the door leading to it become frayed. If this is you’re problem then buy a new loom from Ford as finding a second hand one is like gold dust and you don’t know what you’re getting. Make sure to check the other side as well as we replaced both. Each side is about £90. Hope I’ve helped - Nicol from East Lothian (Haddingtonshire)
Submitted: 03/05/2012 10:19:01 | ID: 10249
When my Ford Transit is cold the van starts but the red battery light stays on and it won`t rev. It cuts out after 30 seconds and when restarted it behaves normally until the next morning. Diagnostics confirmed a code that said something about the heater plug feed to the ECM is cut short or something. I have already tried changing the alternator. Does anyone have any ideas please? (Transit 2.2tdci)
Got the exact same problem... it happens for about 10 seconds for me... but I find if I press the clutch in an out a couple of times it comes back. If you hear anything on what it could be and how much it would be to fix... please let me know! Tom from Worcestershire
Had the same problem with mine, changed the engine oil (purely as I thought it needed a change) and the problem vanished. I don’t know if thick oil causes slow build up of oil pressure and the engine management system off loads the engine by not exciting the alternator and preventing revving until oil pressure is OK. Maybe worth a try - Gafyn Darbyshire-Robert from Wiltshire
Submitted: 02/05/2012 10:44:14 | ID: 10242
Does anyone know the cost of a key for my 2007 Ford Transit?
Submitted: 30/04/2012 12:50:41 | ID: 10146
My Ford Transit van starts third time lucky every morning and once started can be turned off throughout the day and it will start first time, every time. When I then leave it overnight it will start third time lucky. The battery is charged and turns over well. What does anyone think that the problem is? Do the glow plugs need checking and possibly changing? (SWB)
That sounds like you need a new timing chain and tensioner, nearly always that, that causes it to start on the third attempt - Micky from England
Submitted: 26/04/2012 14:12:40 | ID: 10107
Where is the fuse for the heater on an N reg Ford Transit lwb?
Submitted: 25/04/2012 12:49:03 | ID: 10089
Hi. I have just bought a Ford Transit 2007 2.2 85 ps. It taps when it`s cold and now and again when it`s warm. It`s only a quiet noise but still annoying. What could this be? (T280)
Same problem on my 2009, they say that there is nothing wrong with it but it has gone back in today for another oil leak and they are now saying the engine needs replacing so I would get them to check it out if I were you - Paul Jeffcoat from Durham
Submitted: 20/04/2012 11:35:32 | ID: 9970
I`ve just had a service on my Ford Transit 2007 van. When I am dropping gear (ie. when coming to stop at traffic lights) at low revs the engine cuts out. It won’t tick over or idle while standing and it cuts out. When it drives in higher gears and continuously on motorways it drives with no problem. Does anyone know what’s wrong or had this problem themselves ?
You need to get a new van - Harry Monk from Herefordshire
’fraid not, ’Arrold. Fuel Rail Valve and Fuel Pump Sensor, £140 + £30 labour from a Garage just outside, Edinburgh. BAAM!!! Sweet and sorted. Let’s go racing, again. And not forgetting the 9 Day free racevan hire, BOOM!!! Alan Hewitson from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)
Could be a sticky EGR valve, especially if you have surging at idle - Mel Pugh from Merthyr Tydfil
Submitted: 20/04/2012 11:28:45 | ID: 9968
Hi. I have an 02 Ford Transit t350 90 2.4 diesel. I parked up after a few trips one morning and came back to find that it wouldn`t start. It was just turning over as if it was getting no spark or fuel. There has been no sign of any problem, no knocks, bangs, splutters or anything. Any suggestions other than the pump itself? Could it be the electronics or something? (t350 90 2.4 diesel)
Check your timing. I know it’s not easy but ask your mechanic to check crank shaft sensor and timing chain - Flo from Ireland
Submitted: 19/04/2012 16:31:09 | ID: 9947
My Ford Transit drives okay for a few minutes and then, all of a sudden, the power dips and the temperature gauge goes right up. As soon as I take my foot off the power it goes straight back to normal again. I`ve noticed it more on slight hills and when on the motorway cruising around 60 mph. Does anyone know what`s happening and how to cure it please? (75)
Hi. I have the same problem with my Ford van 85 t300 but also when the temperature needle goes up. After that the water tank is also completely empty. Please advise if you get any response - Shahid Shah from Yorkshire.
I had the same problem it was a relay that needed to be replaced. It took three trips to dealer before they found the bad relay and now all is good - Eric from United States of America
Submitted: 17/04/2012 15:02:52 | ID: 9899
Hi. I have recently purchased a Ford Transit 2.2tdci 57 plate with 77,000 miles. After about month it started hunting when idling. I was advised to change the fuel filter and it was better for a couple of days then went back to square one. Eventually it has now started to cut out a lot and sometimes will not start. I took it to the garage where they said it was a break in the fuel pipe from the filter. I replaced the pipe and it ran better for a day but now it’s worse than ever, cutting out all of the time. Does anybody have any ideas? (2.2tdci)
These are common for hunting on tick over, normally needs a new prv pressure relief valve, especially if it’s cutting out too. But you will also need a softwhare update called pcm. Unfortunatelly this can only be done by Ford. I found this out as I had to take it to them after I had a diesel specialist look at it, who told me the what the problem was. But he couldn’t fix as Ford only have the software. I would honestly put money on this being your problem - cost me £400 ROBBING MAIN DEALERS. Mark Bonser from England
I’ve just had same problem with same van and a 57 plate. The computer software needed updating and it resolved our problems - Paul Kirby from Yorkshire
Submitted: 17/04/2012 12:20:10 | ID: 9883
How do I turn the tickover speed over for my Ford Transit?
Submitted: 16/04/2012 10:58:43 | ID: 9829
I have replaced the battery in my Ford Transit`s 3 button key fob and reprogrammed it. It didn`t work for a week, then worked yesterday and now today is not working again. Any suggestions? (t80)
Probably just the key needs reprogramming, sit in the van, turn ignition on and off about 5 times and you will hear an audible beep and immobiliser light will stay on, now press the lock and unlock buttons, turn ignition off and remote should now start working - Paul Bale from Warwickshire
Submitted: 13/04/2012 15:20:01 | ID: 9815
What engine oil do I use for a 1996 Ford Transit van? (model 80 swb)
Originally 5w30 - Mark from Netherlands
Submitted: 10/04/2012 17:20:16 | ID: 9660
Hi. My Ford Transit van loses power all of a sudden while travelling and then the power comes back again in 1-3 mins. It is difficult to drive in traffic because it happens more and more often. Can anyone advise what can be the problem? (Turbo diesel 2lts)
I have a Transit. I was told the other day never to let the fuel tank get too low as it is fitted with a ’crawl home’ system that allows the van to do about 30 mph to get you home before the fuel runs out. Might be that your tanks low and this system is kicking in? Karen Brown from England
Submitted: 10/04/2012 17:03:34 | ID: 9654
My Ford Transit makes a noise sometimes when I try to start it. Can anyone advise?
Submitted: 10/04/2012 11:55:28 | ID: 9584
The interior lights on my Ford Transit have stopped working. I changed a 20 amp fuse under the glove box. Are there any more fuses that I need to change and if so where are they? Thanks.
Submitted: 10/04/2012 10:41:47 | ID: 9564
What engine oil do I use for a 1996 Ford Transit van model 80 swb?
Submitted: 04/04/2012 09:48:41 | ID: 9534
Hi, my van loses power all of a sudden while travelling and the power comes back again in 1-3 mins. Difficult to drive. In traffic, it happens more often, can anyone advice what can be the problem? (Turbo diesel 2L)
Submitted: 04/04/2012 09:33:36 | ID: 9529
My power steering pump is leaking, how do I change it? It’s a front wheel drive duratork di.
My one has just started leaking, you can get washer from main dealer for £2.80. Just undo bottom nut were power steering pipe goes to pump. My leak has stopped - Ian Tyrer from Kent
Submitted: 03/04/2012 09:11:52 | ID: 9514
Just bought a ’01 2L Transit, central locking not working, could this be a fuse or relay problem? If so where are they located on this model? Any help appreciated.
There are two fuses under the steering column, both 15 amp, one of these could be blown - James Brown from Scotland
Submitted: 03/04/2012 08:57:09 | ID: 9504
2006 Transit 85 swb tdci. My van is dropping revs when stationary, now is cutting out even when running all day. Thanks.
Submitted: 28/03/2012 10:16:25 | ID: 9395
Hi. My Ford Transit van is giving off a slight crunch when going into third gear only. What is the cause of this and how much will it cost to fix it ?
Had same issue on my mk6 2.0L tdi. The gearbox syncro/selector is worn and should be renewed.The gearbox will need to be stripped down and new parts fitted, approx cost £600 inc vat. Fit a new clutch kit at the same time to reduce future labour costs and problems - Gary from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 23/03/2012 09:21:00 | ID: 9293
I have a purchased a 1995 Ford Transit van without the log book and require the full model details to get insurance. I do know that it is a 2446cc but that is all. Does anyone have a list of possible models please? Thank you. (2446cc)
Have you tried to get a quote on a part via your reg number? This will bring up your van details - Malc Malee from Yorkshire
Submitted: 16/03/2012 10:20:51 | ID: 9111
Can water seep through the water pump into the power steering pump on a 2005 Ford Transit? (85 t280 swb fwb)
Submitted: 09/03/2012 15:45:10 | ID: 8923
I have a blown cylinder head gasket but can find no replacement parts for this vehicle in South Africa. I have water seeping out from under the head in front. Can someone please urgently help me find a decoke set to do the job? Do I need to replace the CH bolts etc whilst I am about it? I have also been experiencing problems with my diesel pump and am looking for a second hand pump as spares in the event of future problems. (2.5 D Diesel)
Submitted: 06/03/2012 08:06:45 | ID: 8777
I am having difficulty in getting spare parts to service my Ford Transit in Singapore. Any solutions?
Submitted: 24/02/2012 14:44:22 | ID: 8560
I’m trying to remove timing solenoid from the diesel pump on my Ford Transit but seems seized. Can anyone help?
The solonoid on my Transit blew and had to be changed mechanic told me sometimes they are stubborn and you have to take the pump out to remove in a vice but if that doesn’t work you have to change the pump. I was lucky because they changed mine in situ - Steve Moffatt from England
Submitted: 24/02/2012 13:37:21 | ID: 8554
Hi, have a 2007 GLX swb Transit. Lights seem to work on the auto setting but wipers won’t come on automatically? Also, I can’t get any cold air in the cab. A/C comes on but not cold (not even cool) air blows through. Any thoughts/ideas greatly appreciated. Cheers.
Submitted: 24/02/2012 13:35:47 | ID: 8553
I’m looking for advice on my Ford Jumbo. Every time I hit 3rd, 4th or 5th gear the engine intermittently grinds and I suffer loss of power for a split second. Then a massive cloud of black smoke comes from the exhaust. It has happened ever since I had it from the factory. I’ve had countless numbers of fuel filters and the egr valves have been changed a number of times when put in at the main dealers but the problem still occurs. I would appreciate any ideas please. (350 tdi)
Submitted: 22/02/2012 09:20:49 | ID: 8503
My Ford Transit’s pipes were left frozen after cold weather, left to thaw out but won’t start. Very little compression but the timing chain seems to be intact and not snapped. Any advice anyone?
Submitted: 20/02/2012 15:15:23 | ID: 8447
Hi. I have a Transit Connect and recently the driver’s seatbelt mechanism has packed up and won’t release the belt. I have had to by-pass it so it stays out and locked to a certain length. Is this a common fault? Priced a new seatbelt at a shocking £120 which is beyond. They have become very high demand in the scrapyards also. Can I use a different seatbelt from another Ford model car, van etc. Be most grateful for any help on this.
Submitted: 20/02/2012 08:34:59 | ID: 8403
The turbo went on my Ford Transit 2.0 T280 last year and revved itself, so got in and stalled it. I had it fixed but ever since then I have lots of smoke on start up from cold and a vibration in the cab but when it’s warm it runs and sounds perfect. I’ve had new injectors and still no joy. Can anyone please help? Thanks.
To stop your turbo from going, let the engine run for a minute or two after you have pulled up at your destination. It allows the engine to run for a preset time at idle to allow the turbo fan time to slow down and cool off while the bearing in the turbo charger is still receiving oil from the engine system. Otherwise, the engine would shut off with the turbo still hot and spinning, without the oil the bearing would overheat causing the little bit of residual oil to bake onto the bearing surfaces reducing turbo life - Rush Owens from England
I drove one of these and had the same problem, when I took it to the dealer, it had thrown a piston out the side of the engine. Apparently it was a problem with a batch of engines and Ford replaced the block under warranty - Rich the Hillbilly from Cornwall
Submitted: 13/02/2012 14:46:29 | ID: 8188
Hi. I was just wondering if anyone can help? I have a Ford Transit 2-litre tdi and last year the turbo went and the van revved itself but I stalled it. I’ve had a new turbo fitted and new injectors but ever since it happened I’ve had a lot of smoke and vibration on starting from cold, and worse in the winter. Please help! Thanks
Submitted: 13/02/2012 10:22:30 | ID: 8171
What, if any, is the danger to the driver and passengers of driving a Ford Transit minibus with the fumes of a burning clutch coming into the cab? And what should the driver do?
Tell driver to stop slipping the clutch or if it’s too far gone get a new clutch fitted - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 10/02/2012 15:08:38 | ID: 8158
Hi, I want to charge the battery in my Transit and to keep some power there to save my radio code etc. I’m going to use a donor battery with jump leads to clip on to my van’s battery leads whilst I carefully undo them from the battery, therefore maintaining power. My question is... Could I put the jump leads coming from the donor battery on to the vans +battery terminal under the bonnet instead, and put the earth against the bodywork?
Submitted: 10/02/2012 09:32:36 | ID: 8151
When I connect a trailer to my Ford Transit the lights are only working on one side of the trailer. I was wondering if anyone knew where I would get a diagram which would show me the correct layout of the wiring system?
It’s called Derry - James Thompson from Lancashire
Submitted: 08/02/2012 15:34:46 | ID: 8067
Windscreen wipers are only working on fast wipe - only slow and intermittent have failed. The switch and relay have been changed but still the same problem remains. Where do I look next please? (swb van model 80)
Submitted: 07/02/2012 15:29:26 | ID: 7991
The handbrake warning light on my Ford Transit will not come on when the handbrake is applied. It only comes on, for a while, when I turn on the key switch. The handbrake lever has been checked and is working OK, but the light is still not working? Any ideas anyone?
Submitted: 06/02/2012 13:20:49 | ID: 7956
How do you stop the reversing horn on a 2007 Ford Transit?
Submitted: 03/02/2012 10:04:39 | ID: 7921
How much, roughly, is it to fill a Ford Transit t300 2008?
Submitted: 02/02/2012 11:52:05 | ID: 7904
Hi all. I am trying to find the location of the reverse sensor switch on the gear box, as I’ve checked the bulbs fuses and have even changed the bulb holder, so any help would be very grateful. A diagram or a picture would probably be the best so then I can locate the little blighter. Many thanks.
If this is an ASM on a VH - the reverse switch is halfway up toward the the top, in the middle section of the gearbox on the passengers side. Stuart Johnson from Australia.
Submitted: 02/02/2012 08:04:59 | ID: 7899
I changed the battery in remote as the remote locking system just stopped working and no joy. It’s still not working. I tried to find fuses and no joy there either. Can anyone help please?
The fuses for the cental locking and the remote locking are attached to a bracket on the steering column just above the brake pedal, should be two 15amp fuses - Dave Jones from Hampshire
Sounds like the fob needs reprogramming. I think it’s in the manual on how to do it on this type of vehicle - Stu from England
Submitted: 01/02/2012 20:16:08 | ID: 7885
Hi, the fan belt just went on my Ford Transit 2000 cc. Can anyone tell me how to adjust the alternator please!?!?
You can’t its a stretch belt. You get a tool with the belt from Ford your turn crank pully with tool in and it goes out lovely - Liam Gray from England
Submitted: 30/01/2012 19:49:53 | ID: 7772
Hi all, I have just bought a 350 lwb td van 2001, and my question is... My central locking isn’t working, the driver’s door sometimes works, but passenger, side and rear don’t. The bonnet lock isn’t there either, and I was told if I get that replaced it might complete a circuit, then they might all work. At present, whether I press the key fob or put key in the locks, you hear them all shut , then instantly they all click open again. Is there a fuse I could take out, so I could at least use the key in the locks without triggering the central locking response. Thanks for any help in advance.
Submitted: 25/01/2012 16:20:13 | ID: 7674
Can you still drive a Ford Transit van if the main pully is worn and making a noise?
Submitted: 20/01/2012 10:02:40 | ID: 7441
Can some one help? When I start my Ford Transit up, it clicks then starts sometimes. I can turn the key 5 times and it won’t start and then it does. It is a Ford Transit 04.
If it fails to start on key, move the main power wire by hand where it screws onto back of starter. If it starts, then take of wires and clean them, also check battery is tight, some times flywheel can be worn in as well. Good luck - James Gilmore from County Tyrone
Almost certainly the starter solanoid which is part of the starter mortor, you will need to replace the starter motor - Dave Gladwin from Nottinghamshire
Submitted: 19/01/2012 16:13:56 | ID: 7430
Hi. I have a Ford Transit with a knackered 0470004004 fuel pump. If I buy a second-hand pump with matching codes. Is it possible to swap the edc unit with the one of my pump? So I don’t have to get the second-hand one recoded. Many thanks.
Submitted: 18/01/2012 11:57:04 | ID: 7395
I’ve had my Ford Transit since July and I’m getting a vibration through the steering wheel and footwell at any speed. I’ve had the wheels balanced and the tracking done and the wheels swapped from the front to back, it’s also been into the garage at Perth and they say they can find no fault with it. Can anyone help or advise? (140 T300)
New prop shaft bearings/rear wheel drive, or transition bearing on front half shaft. Approx £50 - Nick P from Orkney Islands
Submitted: 18/01/2012 11:12:03 | ID: 7390
My Ford Transit’s heater doesn’t get hot. I have tried flushing, changed thermostat - some pipes are hot, others cold. Water level good. Occasionally van cuts out on the motorway at about 70mph - all dash lights up and I need to pull in and restart the engine. Any ideas anyone?
Submitted: 16/01/2012 09:29:58 | ID: 7325
Hi, I just bought an 07 plate swb Ford Transit van. It is a 2.2 tdci. I’ve only owned the van for a week now and when I was driving it today it just automatically lost power? Any ideas on why?
I had the same problem with my 07 Transit. You need a new maps plan sensor. Costs £60 and £20 to fit. Takes about 15 mins providing garage has the part - Electrician Manchester from England
Submitted: 09/01/2012 15:35:38 | ID: 7181
What does the TEST warning light by the speedo on a Ford Transit mean?
Submitted: 04/01/2012 11:28:07 | ID: 7072
Hi all, my Ford Transit is leaking power steering fluid. I have been in to the garage twice and the problem is still the same - please help, thanks.
Submitted: 28/12/2011 22:33:50 | ID: 6920
The central locking doesn’t work. No key fob just from key but it keeps resetting. What could cause this?
Possibly one of the doors is not fully shut from my experience of a 2004 135t 350 van, the spring loaded contacts at the rear of the sliding side door & the fixed points that thy contact on the vans door frame has given endless problems clean with very fine sandpaper & spray with WD40 for a short term fix. P.S. Could be with the bullet proof mark 5 up to 00 streets ahead of these mark 6 dustbins on wheels - Nat Smyth from Ireland
Submitted: 28/12/2011 22:18:10 | ID: 6910
Can you disconnect the egr valve on a Ford Transit 2.4 duratorq engine 2000 model as it is noisy for 5 minutes and lacks power?
Submitted: 22/12/2011 10:30:29 | ID: 6828
I have a 2000 reg SWB Ford Transit van. Recently noticed that on out of town driving I lose brake pressure on the pedal, i.e. it takes much lower down. It will come back to full height pressure intermittently, especially when I get back into town. I’m wondering whether this had anything to do with the engine revolution speed. I’ve checked the reservoir and that is full and I have not topped it up ever. This is obviously an early warning and needs to be repaired.Can anyone shed any light please. Thanks. (Transit 2000 model)
Submitted: 22/12/2011 09:14:43 | ID: 6827
My Ford Transit’s engine started tapping then very loud tapping and banging. The van then wouldn’t move and revs won’t go over 2,000. There is a lot of white smoke coming from the exhaust. No engine maintenance/warning lights are on. Any ideas what might be causing this? (hi roof 350td 90bph 2.4cc)
Yeah, same problem as what happened to me a week before Christmas with my 54 plate 2.4 jumbo. Timing chain was totally worn out causing timing to jump, the rocker shafts had also come loose which closed the valves stopping them from getting bent when piston come up at the wrong time. Lucky for me, the cam carrier was not damaged so I inspected it fitting new genuine Ford rocker shaft bolts, lock tightened them in and fitted a new timing chain kit and timing chain cover. I did all of this myself, parts cost around £350.00. Vans running good now - Paul Best (mobile mechanic) from Wakefield, Yorkshire
Submitted: 21/12/2011 10:17:22 | ID: 6800
My Ford Transit has started to rev between 1,000-3,000 rev when I engage the clutch pedal. If I turn the engine off, and then on again, all is OK. Does anyone know what this is or perhaps experienced anything similar?
Had same prob on a 330 2004 - spray throttle pedal with wd 40 - Robert Craig from Ayrshire
Submitted: 16/12/2011 15:12:08 | ID: 6670
An air bag warning light stays on at all the times on my Ford Transit - what should I do? Please help!
Check 10 amp fuse in the second box behind gloves box - Richard from England
Submitted: 14/12/2011 08:56:40 | ID: 6622
My Ford Transit’s alarm randomly goes off at night but when it does it’s only the horn that sounds and the hazard lights do not flash. Also, it only lasts around 30 seconds to a minute then turns itself off? Someone help as it is driving me mad!
Submitted: 13/12/2011 09:00:15 | ID: 6598
I put a new clutch in my Ford Transit so I disconnected the battery for over a week. Now the battery is back connected the engine turns but won’t start. Do I need to re-programme anything? Have re-charged the battery, so it is not that. If I need to re-programme, how do I do that?
Submitted: 12/12/2011 13:22:45 | ID: 6553
Where EXACTLY is the fuse for the interior lights on Transit 58 reg? No one can give an exact answer. Fuse number and board location EXACTLY. Thank you.
Ask Fords they will tell you exactly - Rob from Albania
The fuse for the interior lights should be fuse 72, it’s a red 10amp fuse located in the second fuse box. For instruction on how to access that check out http://fordtransit.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=49206, the thread has pictures - Robin from London
The fuse box is behind the glove compartment that drops down and you can take the cover off, your fuse should be in there. If you have a tester you can test each fuse without taking them out and and find out which fuse has blown. I found that to be the easiest way when my window washer fuse had blown - Steve Moffatt from England
Submitted: 12/12/2011 11:24:30 | ID: 6538
How can I test the starter motor off my Ford Transit 300 while it is out of vehicle? Thanks.
Jumper leads connected to a battery - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 12/12/2011 09:31:33 | ID: 6520
My Ford Transit’s heater is stuck on a warm temperature. Does anyone know how I might fix it?
Pull the dial really hard and it should come off, then turn the wee metal bar with a pair of pointy nose pliers then get a new dial from a scrappy! The one you have could be snapped or worn - Mark from Renfrewshire
Submitted: 07/12/2011 10:08:05 | ID: 6399
I was driving my Ford Transit as normal when my battery light went on and my steering went hard and so did my brakes. Can anyone please help or advise?
Your auxillary/fan belt runs the p/s pump and alternator, it may be loose, a pulley has seized or the belt has come off. Check the belt - Vanman from Wales
It could be a belt but it really could be anything, basically when the engine cuts out you lose the brake servo (pedal goes hard) and the power steering, the dash lights coming on suggests the engine cut out hence the problems. If it’s ok now then I would not worry about it too much as like I said it could have been anything - Dave Gladwin from Nottinghamshire
Submitted: 02/12/2011 10:29:19 | ID: 6300
Hi. I have a 2002 plate Transit petrol 2-litre. Sometimes it starts and sometimes it doesn’t and the battery and oil light are sometimes on the dash and sometimes are not. Any ideas. Thanks.
Submitted: 01/12/2011 08:02:17 | ID: 6231
Could anybody help as Ford were a waste of time and money? My Ford Transit is throwing out black smoke and is gutless. I have had new injectors and clutch, the turbo and egv value have been checked and are working fine. The cat was filthy and has been cleaned and the exhaust blown through with a air hose and also two bottles of cat cleaner. But I still have the same problem. I can rev it hard and it leaves massive black carbon stain on the road. It has no power when pulling away and I am losing the will to live.. (85 T20)
You may need to take one of the breather pipes off at back of engine, `thin black pipe` mine did the same, a lad did this for me and was okay forever after - Lee Perry from England
Submitted: 30/11/2011 10:47:01 | ID: 6174
Hi. There is excessive black smoke emitting from the exhaust of my Ford Transit on acceleration. It has only done 45,000 miles. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
Submitted: 30/11/2011 09:13:34 | ID: 6162
The brake warning light has come up on the dashboard of my Ford Transit. I have had the brakes replaced but they did not reset the dashboard, how can I reset the light?
Have you checked the fluid level? - Martin Jones from Essex
You can try holding down the clutch and brake also the trip reset button all at the same time then turn ignition on - Reg Rst from Wales
Submitted: 15/11/2011 08:40:09 | ID: 5789
Hi, I have a 07 Ford Transit rwd and have a few questions... 1. There is a judder/clunk sometimes when I dip the clutch? 2. Lots of vibration at low revs, thinking engine mounts? If so how many are there and how big a job? Thank you.
Does the vibrating stop when you dip the clutch? If so, it sounds like it’s the dual mass flywheel to me and needs replacing with a solid flywheel conversion kit - Adam Dillnutt from England
Submitted: 14/11/2011 15:04:05 | ID: 5740
Hi guys, is it possible to use the head off a 2002/2003 2.3 lpg/petrol engine to rebuild a 2006 engine which is also a 2.3 lpg/petrol or are there differences?
Submitted: 14/11/2011 10:40:27 | ID: 5696
My Ford Transit 350/125 2002 keeps stopping as if it’s out of fuel - but I turn the ignition and it starts straight away. It can happen every 1 mile or after travelling for 20 miles. I changed the fuel filter and cleaned the fuel tank but it’s still the same. Any ideas? (350/125psi)
Make sure the tank’s breather is not blocked. I had this problem and drilled a small hole in the filler cap and it fixed it - Keith from England
Submitted: 10/11/2011 14:21:27 | ID: 5605
When I turn the steering in a stationary position i get a jerky movement, a screeching sound as well. The fluid is OK - has anyone any idea what might be causing this?
Check the power steering pump drive belt and the tension of it - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 08/11/2011 09:01:25 | ID: 5511
My Ford Transit cut out on me last week. I took it to the garage and they scanned it - nothing came up. I changed the filters twice, then it went for approximately 20 miles and cut out again. I went back next day, ahd it jumped on tow and then it happened again. So when it breaks down the next day it will start... Does anyone know why?
I’ve had the same problem and found the fuel tank was contaminated. I had to renew the fuel tank problem solved - Dave Procter from England
Submitted: 07/11/2011 15:41:47 | ID: 5453
On my Ford Transit, with the light switch turned on, only the side lights will work - the full lights don’t but full beam will. I have checked the bulbs, fuses and relay and they are all OK - can anyone help?
If you have checked fuses/power supply, it can only be the stalk - Martin Jones from Essex
Hi, my work Transit on an 08 plate and most Transits do the same but only when the engine is not running - Colin from England
Submitted: 07/11/2011 15:35:41 | ID: 5450
Hi there, I was wondering... Would anyone know what causes the knocking to the rear of the engine the noise is on my 2.4-litre Ford Transit? It is there when ticking over but goes away when the clutch is engaged.
It could well be the dual mass flywheel as they can break up and get noisy - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 07/11/2011 09:41:59 | ID: 5422
Hi, what does it mean when my Ford Transit loses power and blows out a lot of smoke? Thank you.
Possibly a split main turbohose (normally splits at the back) or sticking EGR vacuum valve on the top of the turbo - Colin Allport from London
I had this problem and it was the bar that connects the air sensor, it has two plastic clips on which wear away - Karl from England
Submitted: 27/10/2011 08:30:46 | ID: 5271
I have a 2003 Transit T280 with 2L Dura Torq DI engine. I have had a mate put his diagnostic gizmo on it and these are the faults it throws up. 1. P0149 Fuel timing error 2. P1664 Injection Pump Control Module Malfunction 3. P1564 Injection Pump Control Module Requesting Reduced Fuelling. So I guess I need a new Injection Pump Control Module, so my question is where is this module located and how hard is it to replace. My mate is a mechanic but only on petrol vehicles and has no idea about diesel engines. Thanks for any help, Paul.
Submitted: 26/10/2011 16:12:29 | ID: 5262
The headlights on my Ford Transit do not work. I’ve changed the bulbs and fuses but they are still not working, although full beam will work! Can you give me any ideas on how to fix this problem?
Submitted: 24/10/2011 11:39:47 | ID: 5066
Hi, when does the timing belt / camshaft belt need changing on a Ford Transit tdci 2007?
It has a chain - Martin Jones from Essex
It may well be a chain but these do need looking after no matter what Ford say. Do some research, change the tensioner at about 90/100k, and all of it at double that. Chan/tentioner/blade/and guides - James Camden from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 20/10/2011 08:23:17 | ID: 4971
Hi, can anybody help? My Transit has a wiring problem, the ignition lights do not turn off when the key is turned. It will not turn off if the lights are on. When you turn the lights off the engine turns off. I had to put a battery isolater in so it does not drain the battery. Please help.
I had a similar problem on a 57 Transit, it turned out to be wiring loom at the top of the back of the van if that makes sense - Andy John from Yorkshire
Submitted: 18/10/2011 16:09:07 | ID: 4910
Hi, my Ford Transit van won’t start when it’s warm - has anybody else experienced this?
Submitted: 18/10/2011 15:56:24 | ID: 4902
Hi, my Ford Transit is losing power at 3000 rpm. It’s had the EGR replaced and the filters replaced. Any ideas anyone?
If it’s a turbo charged engine, it sounds like the wastegate is sticking. Clamp a pair of vice grips on to the middle of the wastegate rod and work it back and forth until it’s free and springs back on itself. The rod is located below the turbo and attatches to the bottom flange of the exhaust manifold - Phil Cooper from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 17/10/2011 15:32:18 | ID: 4856
How can I bleed the clutch?
Loosen bleed nipple on g/box, keep fluid topped up and gravity should take over if not pump clutch pedal to get it flowing, fit a bleed bottle and tube to nipple - Martin Jones from Essex
My full beams are not working on my Ford Transit. I’ve changed bulbs and fuse. But they still are not working - Paul Gregg from England
Submitted: 12/10/2011 10:43:47 | ID: 4777
The van keeps dipping when running in low gear, it’s fine on hills, no loss of acceleration. New fuel filter fitted as well as all others, can you advise please?
Submitted: 11/10/2011 15:49:07 | ID: 4773
Hi all I have a 2004 Transit L.W.B Hightop 90/T330. My reversing sensors (ford factory) have sudddenly stopped working. When I select reverse gear my reverse sensor light, lights up, in the off position. Is there a switch on the gearbox that controls this that could be faulty or maybe a fuse somewhere? Thanks.
Replace reverse light switch, near the engine. You need to take it to a authorized service centre. If the fuse is getting blown, there is a electrical issue - George Abraham from India
I have been through all the fuses but cannot locate a fuse for the rear sensors and can’t find any switch near the gearbox that may control the parking aid sensors either - Chris Carter from Essex
The switch is mounted to the gearbox under the gear selector rods in the engine compartment, RHS. it has an electrical cable going to it. Two chromed metal clips hold it in place. Prise the clips, be careful, they come away completely. Pull the switch out - Richard Harris from Switzerland
Submitted: 07/10/2011 10:37:21 | ID: 4679
The van jerks slightly when accelerating, any ideas?
Could be the MAF sensor - Toby Lerone from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 15/09/2011 10:23:51 | ID: 4419
Will a diesel pump from a Ford Transit 100 t350 2.4 td fit a 2000cc 300swb Transit ’03 plate?
Submitted: 14/09/2011 10:07:05 | ID: 4394
Red engine light has lit up on the dash, loss of power, turn ignition off engine still running for about ten seconds then stops, changed fuel filter, still the same, there is a electric plug on bottom of fuel filter which seems to have cracked. (2.5 diesel)
Submitted: 12/09/2011 10:26:00 | ID: 4376
The reverse lights have stopped working, we changed the bulbs, checked the fuses and they’re still not working and now the back drivers side indicater has done the same. Any suggestions? (t280)
Have you checked for power to reverse light bulb holders? If you have no power, it could well be the reversing light switch in gearbox, again check for power to indicator. Otherwise, it could be bulb cluster - Martin Jones from Essex
Bridge the connection on the reverse light switch plug with a paper clip. If the reverse lights then work, you need a reverse light switch - Toby Lerone from Cambridgeshire
Sounds like your bulb holders are corroded. I had the same problem with losing lights one by one. All bulbs were fine, checked every damn fuse all okay. Took cluster out and cleaned contacts, hey presto, all lights (except lhs brake light). Anybody have a near side rear bulb holder for an 05 Mk 6 T280? Good luck - Richard Harris from Newport
Submitted: 31/08/2011 09:11:43 | ID: 4206
When setting the central locking, the horn beeps. I’ve been told that the sensors could be faulty, is this likely? The ’open door’ light on the dash does go out when I close the doors. (300 tdci)
Your back doors need to be slammed shut, it’s a nuisance prob which all our workvans have. Or clean the sensors as they could be misreading due to dirt - Carl from Oxfordshire
It is more likely the fault is the standard rubbish that Ford fit the loom between the back door is broken shorting also causing flat battery after time. When the wind blows, the back door opens past the stop due to crap fittings. The loom pulls out and that’s it buggered. That is your problem, slamming doors is not the solution - Pauly Milburn from Yorkshire
Submitted: 30/08/2011 09:59:11 | ID: 4190
Can you tell me why the dashboard light that looks like a coil comes on and why my van seems to be losing power? (T350)
There is an engine management problem, you will have to get diagnostic equipment connected to vehicle to tell you what is wrong, most garages have this facility - Martin Jones from Essex
You need a new egr valve - Peter from Essex
The orange coil light comes on when glowplugs are preheating. It goes out after a few seconds to let you know engine can now be started. When engine has run and is warmed up, this delay is almost nonexistent as the glowplugs will be already over 50c and very little preheating will be required - Gary from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 26/08/2011 08:49:30 | ID: 4132
My Ford Transit, diesel, is puffing huge clouds of white smoke. The water level has not gone down. Power is lost on hills. Any advice welcome.
Your EGR valve is blocked and needs blowing out - Adrian McLaughlin from County Londonderry
Sounds a head gasket - Nat from Ireland
Submitted: 19/08/2011 08:33:00 | ID: 4041
My 125/350 Transit has occasional whistle sound. It seems to be coming from turbo but only happens now and again when low revs. It stops when the turbo is being used. Why?
Hi, it’s the vacuum pump that’s gone, had the same trouble on mine. You should be able to get one from breakers yard for around 40 quid - Craig from England
Is this the VACUUM BRAKE PUMP as I am having the same problem? Christoper Richardson from England
Submitted: 16/08/2011 08:29:35 | ID: 4013
During its first start of the day, my Transit fires then cuts out, glow light flashes, and I can’t get it to crank. It does go off eventually sometimes after a couple of hours. It will run all day even switching off and starting constantly. But why only the first start of the day? Hope someone can help. (Vh)
Submitted: 09/08/2011 14:14:38 | ID: 3921
Why does my 2003 Transit van over-rev?
I wish I had the answer as mine revs really aggressively now all of a sudden. I hope we get an answer soon, good luck - Gary Holmes from Lincolnshire
Spray wd40 on to throttle pedal, should do the trick - Robert Craig from Ayrshire
Submitted: 03/08/2011 08:16:40 | ID: 3855
The speedo goes on and off. Why?
Submitted: 29/07/2011 08:24:44 | ID: 3830
I have a wobble on the front drivers side. I have changed the bearings on the other side and the ones on the drivers side seem fine. There is no play in the wheel at all. I have had all wheels rebalanced and switched round and all tyres have been checked over. I am at a loss as to what it could be, any ideas? Thanks! (mwb t300 85)
Submitted: 19/07/2011 08:11:29 | ID: 3723
What should the mpg on an ’05 Transit be?
Submitted: 04/07/2011 10:14:39 | ID: 2654
I have a ticking noise at high speed, what could this be? Kind regards - Mick Wren
Does the vehicle make this noise when stationary, revving engine aswell? - Martin Jones from Essex
Have you got your watch on? - David from Yorkshire
Submitted: 01/06/2011 11:47:23 | ID: 2233
After changing timing chain, the engine light is always on when engine running. Any ideas why? Thank you.
Yes mate, the timing belt adjustment is not correct or the pin sensor lead is off/broken, but it all leads to the tension on the chain or the sensor. No worries, it’s an easy fix - Pauly Milburn from England
Submitted: 23/05/2011 12:14:56 | ID: 2750
A week ago, I started my Transit and the engine sounded like it was rattling and the van was driving very sluggish and felt powerless. I drove it for five miles and then all of a sudden, it switched back to being a normal, quiet and responsive engine. I thought maybe it was just a bit of dirt in the fuel, but then a week later, it was the same again starting from cold. The engine sounded loud and rattling when it was revved up and again very sluggish to drive. This time it has not righted itself and is still playing up? Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers. (Transit 85 t280)
Have you tried having the fuel filter checked? - Evo Rut Saw from England
Hi there, have you got your Transit sorted yet? Is it 2.0L tdci or 2.4? Just out of experience, they do have a problem with the injectors going out of code and then delivering the wrong amount of fuel out of the injectors. It might be worth having them checked out as long as none of them are faulty. It is about an hour’s job to recode them but it must be done in the firing order - Ian Merrill from Lincolnshire
Hi, have you checked the oil? I would imagine that you have, it’s not a fuel problem, it is a coating fault. Your transit is a 2.2 di if I am correct, change the oil, flush the engine twice then replace the oil will a semi-synthetic oil not full synthetic then you will be ok. The only other thing that you can do is disconnect the battery or batteries, wait 10 minutes, reconnect and start her up. Keep away from dealers, you have us, no cost - Pauly Milburn from Yorkshire
Submitted: 16/05/2011 09:38:49 | ID: 2555
What mileage do you change timing belt for a Ford Transit 280 SWB?
It has a chain, not a belt - Martin Jones from Essex
Hi, you only need to check the tension of the timing chain. It is always sensible to do this every 80,000 miles. It’s a simple job, even tightening the chain. Don’t be tempted to oil it or do anything else, it buggers develops an annoying rattle. Good luck - Pauly Milburn from Yorkshire
Submitted: 05/05/2011 08:30:43 | ID: 2528
Why won’t my van start? I’ve had diagnostics done on it which came back fine, I’ve had the fuel filter changed, the ignition barrel changed, the starter motor taken out, cleaned and checked. I’ve also had the flywheel teeth cleaned and checked and the problem still persists. Could this be a problem with the fuel pump chip and if so can it be rechipped?
When you say it won’t start, is it turning over when you turn the key? - Martin Jones from Essex
Hi, that’s a lot of expense when you are trying to save money, keep away from dealers. Your problem is presumably that the engine turns over. Silly question, has the timing chain moved? Just check that it is in position or not slack. The fuel pump chip will be okay, the dino will have been obd 11 no faults found. Look at the engine fuse box for the engine management fuse. If it is okay, check the main fusebox for fuse 77 then look for the ECU fuse - Pauly Milburn from Yorkshire
Submitted: 28/04/2011 08:47:42 | ID: 2534
Hi, the alarm on my Transit van goes off at night when the temperature drops. Any ideas why?
Yeah, thieves that work in the cold - Aka Blax from England
Hi. If it’s a factory fitted alarm, your sensors are worn out. They need to be replaced, these look like little grill covered tubes called ultrasonic sensors. One sends a radio wave, the other receives the wave. Your problem sounds to me like a battery drop, something draining the battery or another common fault is if you have a double under the driver’s seat. Find the voltage drop just look for the obvious. If your alarm is a non-Ford then it would be more likely again to be a voltage drop again. Find the drop, put a voltmeter on the battery then watch the voltage if it drops very slightly, there is a voltage drop check central door locking or interior lights. Now then if your alarm is battery, back up the battery in the unit, if worn that’s your fault. Kind regards - Pauly Milburn from Yorkshire
Submitted: 11/04/2011 08:21:33 | ID: 2247
Why does my van over-rev at a junction sporadically from 900 rev up to 1500 and up to 2500 revs sometimes? Thanks, Dave. (t280)
It’s a common fault on the T280 with the accelerator peddle. You can get a new one on Ebay for £39.99 - Evo Rut Saw from England
Before you go and buy anything, clean your throttle body out - James from Berkshire
Submitted: 07/04/2011 08:41:33 | ID: 2330
My Transit started to lose power while driving, it gets worse when climbing a hill. If I stop and park it for about 5 minutes, it will start to drive alright for another 10 miles before it start again. It was leaking a bit of water right in front of inlet manifold which was sorted out. There aren’t any more leaks but the power loss hasn’t stopped, what could be the problem? (2.0 DOHC Petrol)
Submitted: 28/03/2011 08:53:51 | ID: 3626
I’m having problems trying to turn corners. The steering has gone stiff, what could it be?
Check the power steering fluid level. If that’s okay, check pump drive belt and tensioner, which is located g/box side of engine driven off the end of camshaft, the tensioner is the sprung loaded type which loses it’s tension over time and miles causing belt to slip when turning - Martin Jones from Essex
Hi, I would check the tyre pressures before anything else. The recomended tyre pressure is printed on the tyre if you have power steering then check the pump is turning and the belt is okay. Follow the pipes from the steering rack to the pump. If the fluid level is okay and the pump is working okay then the problem is your tyres. Check the tyres first, sounds like that is your fault. Kind regards - Pauly Milburn from Yorkshire
Submitted: 28/03/2011 08:40:18 | ID: 2131
Every time I go downhill, my van stalls and is a swine to restart. Tonight I had to abandon the damn thing as the battery went flat, even with a jumpstart nothing happened. Could this be sludge from the tank? What can I do to get the damn thing going again. Will I have to drain the tank? If so, what is the procedure for restarting after draining?
Submitted: 28/03/2011 08:33:41 | ID: 2345
The engine is very noisy in a cool start, can u tell me what happens please?
Submitted: 21/03/2011 09:08:19 | ID: 2222
I have the airbag light on all the time, the van has no physical signs of damage. Any ideas?
Submitted: 02/03/2011 08:32:37 | ID: 2828
Where do I find the gearbox oil filler plug on a high roof long wheel base ’06 tdci Transit?
Submitted: 28/02/2011 11:14:34 | ID: 2827
Is the Ford Transit T300 chains or belt? Thanks.
Submitted: 28/02/2011 11:10:51 | ID: 2232
I am trying to find the link arms but having trouble locating them. Can anybody help me out?
Submitted: 23/02/2011 09:04:04 | ID: 3087
Hi. Hazard warning lights do not work as they should do, you have to put on the indicator switch to left or right then they will work. I have tried a new switch and indicator arm but still they do not work as it should. Any suggestions?
Have you tried another flasher unit? Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 14/02/2011 10:59:59 | ID: 2790
Engine management light is on and diagnostic test shows egr valve problem but the van is pulling/starting/driving absolutely spot on. Any one got any ideas? (280/85)
This is a common problem with TDCI engines. I wouldn’t bother changing the EGR valve as I think they cost around £170 from Ford, unless something changes in performance with the van - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 08/02/2011 14:42:32 | ID: 2881
My engine management light has come on. I noticed my oil was low so I topped it up, the light went off for a day or so, and then came back on. About a week ago, my van had been stood for a couple of weeks and the battery was flat, a friend jump started it, could this be the reason it is on?
Yes that would cause the fault, a simple obd 2 diagnostic hand-held unit will clear the fault. Also double check that there are no faults developed. Kind regards - Pauly Milburn from Yorkshire
Submitted: 28/01/2011 14:08:56 | ID: 2817
I have a Ford Transit T 350 (year 2000). It will not turn over and when I go to start it the hand brake light comes on. It has a new battery - has anyone any idea what may be wrong with it?
More than likely starter motor, a common fault on Transits - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 14/12/2010 10:48:01 | ID: 3450
PLEASE HELP! Van was working fine until one day, when I went out and it wouldn’t start. It gave the impression of a flat battery so I fully charged and everything was OK. I went shopping and came back to the van to find a flat battery, or so I thought, so I got my dad to come and jump me and drove for half a mile and the engine cut out. I got jumped again and the same thing happened again. Got home, fully re charged the battery again, and now no joy, it will NOT fire at all. Can anyone please help, I am aware it will need to go to a garage, I was just hoping for some ideas of what it could be.
If the van started after you charged the battery then some thing is draining the battery or it’s not being charged. I guess when you charge the battery you may have a cell going down so it appears to be charged. Try checking the alternator for output and maybe just get a new battery. Sounds strange, it starts when you charge the battery. I would start here, good luck - Andy Brown from Bedfordshire
Alternator diode plate kaputt! - Janosevic Zdravko from Germany
Submitted: 13/12/2010 15:05:04 | ID: 3379
Why do I have white residue in my oil cap? (85 t280s)
Water in engine oil, faulty cylinder head gasket - Technician Honda from England
Could be condensation, which is okay - Pedro from London
Submitted: 08/12/2010 15:57:08 | ID: 2673
What do you do when a Ford Transit’s high top swb engine seizes?
Replace complete engine - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 07/12/2010 11:51:08 | ID: 3544
Hi! Can anyone help me Ford cannot... I have a Ford Transit 57 Sports van. Sometimes, in second gear it pulls back and in third it sometimes does not really pull and some other times it is OK. I have been to 2 separate Ford dealers and they have said that it is OK. It is OK now but when I get home, or possibly the next day, it is the same again. Can anyone help?
Submitted: 06/09/2010 15:50:34 | ID: 3306
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