Ford Transit owners manuals
The Ford Transit is a series of light commercial cars manufactured by Ford as 1965. Initially sold as a cargo van, the Transit is also offered as a passenger van, cutaway van chassis, minibus, and as a pickup truck. The Transit is the third best-selling van of all time with over 8,000,000 units sold.
The Transit was sold exclusively in Western Europe and Australia without North America until 2013 when it substituted the Ford E-Series in 2015.
Originally intended for the European market, the Ford Transit is now manufactured in Asia and North America. Since 2016, the Transit is the best-selling van in the United States and makes Ford's 57 percent share of the full-size van business in the USA.
The Transit is offered with three engines, two of which are all new for 2020. The base engine is a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 275 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. There's also a turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine generating 310 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. The last powertrain in the lineup is a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder engine. All engines are mated with a 10-speed automatic gearbox, with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The Transit is capable of towing up to 7500 pounds, and a payload of up to 4530 pounds. The turbocharged V-6 accelerated from 0to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds.
Ford Transit known problems
- TDCi Transit models before 2000 may have issues produced by fuel contamination. In such events a system flush is necessary, and new injectors, pumps, and pipes are needed.
- Used Ford Transit 2012 models frequently require a replacement vapor valve. The signal is when the engine begins cutting out when idling or it needs extra effort to get the revs up.
- If there’s a knocking noise happening when you take a rear-wheel-drive it could mean the prop shaft bearings need investigation. Otherwise, the universal joint may require a test.
- Rattling when idling indicates the timing chain is due for a replacement while ratting during acceleration means that the flywheel or clutch could fail.