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Car not starting, even with jumpstart.
Cars now a days have a lot of electronics. In older cars the engine would crank and as the battery drained it would just crank slower. That is not the case anymore. Because of all these electronics, a car needs...
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i was changing oil came out about 4 litres after ,i put new oil 10 w 20 castrol
It may be possible that you over filled the system. We are based in America and do not have access to service information that would tell us the required amount of oil and type to use. Refer to the owners...
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The car starts only with Easy Spray
Hi there. Thanks for writing in about your 2010 Ford Transit Connect. It sounds like there may not be a crank signal occurring at the normal cranking speed. If there is not, then the engine will not start. If adding...
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2011 Ford Transit Connect overheats, AC blows warm
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2011 Ford Transit Connect L4-2.0l. I have ran into so many of these vehicles with blown head gaskets. They can be hard to diagnose if they are not tested during the overheating. A...
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Brake lights don't work
Hello. This is typically caused by a brake light switch problem. This is located on the brake pedal assembly and is a common failure. I always test them before replacing them, but most of the time these are bad and...
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Difficulty shifting on cold start, shakes upon acceleration
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2010 Ford Transit Connect. Most of the time, if the vehicle has low miles on it, this is caused by a programming issue. I have had a lot of these come by with...
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Steering wheel jerking
Hello. If there is a consistent jerk occurring, then it is typically a spool valve problem in the rack and pinion. This would require replacement of the entire rack and pinion assembly. It can also be caused by a failing...
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The cam chain snapped. Is the engine on a 2011 Ford Transit 2.4L a non-interference engine?
Hello. My research indicates that the ford 2.4 TDCI engine is indeed an interference type engine. If your timing chain has snapped, then it may be possible that the pistons and valves made contact and possibly became bent or damaged....
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Cooling fans not working
Hi there. It does not sound like the vehicle needs a repair. How do you know that the fans are not working? If the engine does not reach a specified temperature, the fans will not come on. Did the van...
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My car won't start in the mornings
The glow plugs are a possibility as they are a common failure item among diesel engines suffering from a hard start when cold. A faulted intake air temperature sensor may also cause issues. The fuel filter must be replaced when...
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Charging system warning light.
Hi There, This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. The alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine...
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cooling fans not coming on
Hi there. It's possible that you have a relay problem that is causing the cooling fans to not activate correctly. I'd start by checking all electrical connections to the cooling fan motor, while checking for any frayed wires or grounding...
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Front doors won't lock alarm goes off whilst driving
Hi there. It sounds like there is an electrical circuit with either feedback or a short that is affecting the system. This could be the wireless door lock system, if equipped, computer, wire harness, key fob, or a ground fault....
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Heavy steering
Hi there. Although we don't service commercial vans like your Transit, I would recommend having your power steering system bled by a professional commercial or diesel mechanic; as it's quite possible that you have air bubbles or an obstruction within...
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I need an audio wiring diagram
Hi there. Unfortunately, we're not able to provide this to you since we can't attach documents or display images in this Q & A. Our Ask a Mechanic is intended to answer general automotive inquiries about common repairs, service and...
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Car showing various fault codes Ford (Transit?)
Hello - the P1631, if this is for a Ford Transit van as it appears, is most often a byproduct of a poor battery condition, with multiple cranking events before a successful start. I would check first for low starting...
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Dirty fuel? Van not responding, engine making weird noise and cutting out
Hi Claire, It sounds like you may have popped a fuel pump relay. I would suggest checking the relays in the fuse box under the hood to see if the fuel pump fuse is burnt. When turning the key to...
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Engine and trans replace labor hours 2010 Ford Transit Connect 2.0
Hello - unfortunately this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!

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