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Ford Transit - common faults, what breaks down most often?

The Ford Transit is an iconic commercial vehicle with a history spanning nearly 70 years. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever and the domain of inanimate things is their failure rate, transience. Corrosion and rust appear on the vehicle's bodywork, while the engine loses its power over time. In this text, we will outline the most common faults in the Ford Transit. How do they manifest themselves? How do you repair a broken Transit? Remember that the sooner you react to a breakdown in your van the better. One breakdown can lead to further breakdowns. It is often up to you to decide how long your van will be operational.

Ford Transit MK8 - the most common faults

- injectors on the 2.0 EcoBlue engine, which lead to frequent clogging of the DPF,
- central locking malfunction - some doors won't close after pressing a button on the remote control,
- plastic body parts falling off, e.g. Transit MK8 wheel arch trim,
- immobiliser loop fault (ring) which causes the on-board computer not to see the key,
- annoying vibration of the steering wheel or the whole vehicle usually indicates a defect in one of the parts: gearbox cushion, engine cushion, ford transit half-shaft.

Remember, however, that each case must be treated individually. Sometimes different faults produce the same symptoms. Although damage to the transmission mounts or drive shafts can be easily verified by yourself.

Ford Transit Breakdown

Ford Transit 2000-2013 Faults

- rattling of the 2.2 TDCi engine at low temperatures is often associated with a design fault, which can be remedied by changing the settings in the computer,
- problems with the temperature of the air leaving the air intake usually means a defective ford transit heater module,
- wobbling idling may be an indication of a defective camshaft sprocket on the 2.4 TDCi engine,
- leaking injectors are usually the result of damaged injector pads, however, this fault can lead to piston burnout,
- mechanical damage to the mirrors and body of the van.

Why does the Ford Transit 2.4 TDDI not start?

There can be many reasons. If the car does not start then it is recommended to diagnose and connect it to a computer. Common faults that cause a Ford Transit to fail to start include a faulty starter, discharged battery, rotten wiring harness, faulty immobiliser, broken spark plugs. Usually the simplest suspicions turn out to be true. Problems with the electrical system or the starter can cause the battery to run down.

Ford Transit MK3,MK4 and MK5 - what parts break down frequently?

- LUKAS injection pump is often replaced by mechanics with a Bosch pump ,
- fuel filter base on Ford Transit 2.5D and 2.5 TD ,
- brake force corrector - uneven or poor brake performance ,
- shaft support - rubber parts wear out causing characteristic driving noise and vibration ,
- Ford Transit MK5 driveshaft - a classic of the genre in this model.

Ford Transit MK2 Rust

What can you fix on your Transit MK2?

Remember that the Ford Transit MK2 is an old model. It's hard to talk about typical faults here, as practically everything could have broken down in the vehicle over 40 years. Buying original parts on the market borders on the miraculous, while spare parts for this model are not popular either. If you buy a classic model like this, you have to reckon with the fact that you will have to use parts from other cars or convert them yourself. In addition to body work and engine renewal, you may also decide to replace the mirrors. The suspension of a classic vehicle will be significantly improved if you buy a Ford Transit MK2 leaf spring from a reputable manufacturer.

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