Ford Transit 2004
The 2004 Ford Transit carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2800 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Transit 2004 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Transit here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Transit motorhome engine shutting down
The people who sold you the vehicle have a legal responsibility under our consumer laws to find the fault and fix it. It clearly is not in a fit state to use while this fault is present. If that vendor is Ford, Ford should fix it. If it is the motorhome manufacturer, they should fix it. Either way it needs to be fixed, and must be under our laws. The fact that the engine can be restarted once it's been moved suggests that the system is being reset after falsely detecting a fault, and is electronic as you suspect.
Ford Transit Fuel Economy
The engine would run on bio-diesel, but if you swap you should service it and replace filters etc. after running a tank of bio through it. The bio-diesel will remove all the varnish that's built up in the fuel system and that will accumulate in the filters. It should be fine after doing that service, but I wouldn't advise doing it unless you can get bio-diesel wherever you go. It's not a good idea to be switching back and forth. A "Power Chip" is claimed to improve the economy, but you need to drive accordingly to achieve the claimed improvement. Most people don't get the economy benefits because they make use of the increase in power it also delivers. Fitting a second reserve tank would be a good move, that way you can take advantage of price swings and buy when the fuel is cheapest; you can also buy in the major centres where the rice is usually lower than in remote areas and the quality more reliable. Transits are prone to turbo failure, so I would have the dealer check that before you go bush.
Ford Transit 2004 Towing capacity
The Ford Transit’s towing capacity ranges from 1050kg to 2800kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Ford Transit Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|base||Commercial||2.3L,ULP,5 SP MAN||2500kg|
|base||Commercial||2.3L,ULP,5 SP MAN||2100kg|
|LOW (SWB)||Commercial||2.3L,ULP,5 SP MAN||2000kg|
|MID (MWB)||Commercial||2.3L,ULP,5 SP MAN||2250kg|
|12 SEAT||People mover||2.3L,ULP,5 SP MAN||2250kg|
|12 SEAT||People mover||2.3L,ULP,5 SP MAN||1050kg|
|12 SEAT||People mover||2.4L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2500kg|
|12 SEAT||People mover||2.4L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2750kg|
Ford Transit 2004 Dimensions
Dimensions for the 2004 Ford Transit are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1974mm x 2612mm and can vary on the basis of model.
|Ford Transit Model||Body Type||Height x Width x Length||Ground Clearance|
|base||Commercial||2037x1974x5902 mm||161 mm|
|base||Commercial||2048x1974x5902 mm||161 mm|
|LOW (SWB)||Commercial||2055x1974x4884 mm||161 mm|
|LOW (SWB)||Commercial||2048x1974x4834 mm||161 mm|
|12 SEAT||People mover||2351x1974x5651 mm||201 mm|
|12 SEAT||People mover||2352x1974x5651 mm||201 mm|