TRANSIT ALTERNATOR/BATTERY LIGHT!!!
For all you Transit Connect owners out there, who want an answer to this problem, here goes; there is a little sub wiring loom that is connected to the radiator fan plastic housing by a multiplug and runs to the alternator. It is clipped to the housing by a few clips, unclip and remove the sub loom, cut all the clips off and take the protective plastic shield off, and look carefully at all 3 wires, you should find either broken or green wiring. The part is available from Ford for about £15. Hope this helps...
05 plate T230 LWB Connect LX Hallmark. 70k miles.
Generally very pleased with the van, but a few problems, which looking at previous posters, seem to be common.
Bumper end caps appear to be a consumable item.
Front tyre wear is always uneven (inners wear very fast).
Electric mirrors failed.
Alternator light issue.
Starter motor failed.
Side door central locking temperamental.
Drivers seat is fine for me, passenger not so good. Handling, comfort and steering all fine. Economy is acceptable.
Overall a nice little van that I've been happy with, just a shame the experience is spoiled by silly little niggles that should have been addressed in development.
Hi, I have a 53 plate Connect, and agree with everything that has been said already.
However an observation that hasn't been mentioned yet is 'rust'.
I had an old Peugeot Expert before this can; 250000 miles on the clock, and there wasn't a spot of rust on it. The Connect is riddled with it, which really annoys me, because it shouldn't be rusting after 6 years.
I too have had a list of problems; starter motor, tyres, bumper end caps (which I have bolted in place now), gear box is making a terrible grinding noise that sounds like a bearing (only done 70000 miles), and now the battery light has come on.
Won't be buying another one, and by the way, the passenger seat isn't a seat, it's just somewhere to store your rubbish.
Hi, I own a 2003 Connect LWB with 95000 miles and have just replaced the starter and heater plugs. I now find that on some occasions (once a week or so) the van just refuses to start, but if I leave it for a while then she will then start... (The van would just keep churning till the battery runs flat if not left)...
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated... cheers, Damian.
I drive Berlingos 04 (company's). They won't upgrade. I had 2 with engine replaced in both. Grrrrr. I drive an average 1000 miles a week. It's crap going up hills, but comfy to sit in. It's a French thing and I was thinking of buying and was shocked to see Ford Connect is rubbish, therefore I'm going for Caddy or Primastar LWB 1.9.
Thanks guys for posting your comments.
Cheers. :) :)
I purchased a 1 owner 220LX Connect with the electric pack on, and have to say it's not been too bad.
It's an 05 plate with 135000 miles.
Problems I have had so far are:-
1) Heated windscreen failed on 1 side. (Guaranteed so they came and fixed it)
2) Rear bumper end caps don't line up right.
3) A loud whine from the gearbox in all gears.
4) Front speakers are pants even with a Sony headunit.
5) Rear power point hidden behind Ford ply lining. (Cut a hole and moved the loom forward)
6) Interior light doesn't come on when doors are opened, then it does. (Has a mind of its own)
Drives lovely and much better than my Escort van, and the internal heater and blower is nice and hot.
It's rapid, easily achieving 95mph, and diesel consumption is excellent.
Load space is superb.
Not bad for £3000.
Recently bought a 2004 04 T200 for £2000.
Ex fuel consumption 55mpg and reasonable performance.
Stereo was crap, but good after being changed.
Positive gear change, not too noisy, I have been in a lot worse.
Plenty of room in the cab, back is fibreglassed and all sealed.
No key fob, but picked one up on ebay, and easily self programmed.
Would give 4/5.
Hello all, I have 04 plate, and the glow plug light comes on and cuts out. Have had new accelerator pedal, new injectors, new fuel sensor, and it still cuts out. Any tips on what it could be?
Have a 2004 Connect TDCi. Have done almost 100,000, haven't really had any problems at all, & it's always fully loaded. No problem with front tyre wear.