Ford Transit 2017
The 2017 Ford Transit carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Transit 2017 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Transit here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What van should I get to build a camper van?
Mitsubishi’s L300 Express was available as a four-wheel-drive model way back in the 1980s (83 to 86) and was a very popular van to convert for camping thanks to that all-wheel-drive grip that allowed it to tackle rough roads with little problem. After 1986, a few of the later model Express 4WD vans (often badged Delica) made it into Australia as private imports, and there are a few of them around now to choose from.
The requirement to be able to stand up inside the vehicle will limit your choices a little, but popular vans like the Toyota HiAce, Ford Transit and Mercedes-Benz Vito were available in a high-roof configuration. Even though they lacked all-wheel-drive, generally rugged construction means they should cope with dirt roads pretty well. They just won’t have the grip for off-road work.
As with any second-hand commercial vehicle, try to find out what it did in its previous life. A van that has been used for hard labour might well be worn out. And don’t forget, nobody bought these things new for anything other than a working life.
If, on the other hand, you’re shipping for a brand-new van, there are plenty of options from Ford, Mercedes, Peugeot, Fiat, Toyota and more. The vast majority of them use a turbo-diesel engine so will be quite economical and many also offer an automatic transmission for ease of driving. Choose the one that suits your intended layout best in terms of side and rear doors and the ability to climb from the front seat into the van area without leaving the vehicle (some have cargo barriers that will prevent this).Show more
Why isn't the turbo in my 2018 Ford Transit working?
You’re on the right track, Don, with your guess that the whistling noise has something to do with the turbocharger’s bearing. But unfortunately, if you’re right and it’s the turbo bearing that’s making the whistling noise (and I agree with your theory) then a new or rebuilt turbocharger is the only real fix. Turbos have a hard life, dealing with extremes of temperature as well as the requirement to accelerate from almost nothing to anything up to 250,000rpm. The bearings that allow for this are sealed units and – generally – are not serviceable.
But you might be lucky: A lack of turbo boost can be caused by many things, so check the basics like a loose boost pipe before you start tearing the engine apart.Show more
Why will my 1999 Ford Transit only start when the accelerator is all the way down?
The problem could be caused by a whole lot of things, Bill. Have the vehicle scanned to see if any error codes crop up which could then lead you to something like a dodgy fuel pump, worn injectors, a leak in the fuel system somewhere or even a crook sensor that is feeding incorrect information to the computer. To be honest, I’m suspecting a broken throttle-position sensor (TPS), especially as you need to floor the throttle to get the engine to start. Without the TPS working properly, the computer has no way of knowing how much fuel to inject into the engine.Show more
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Ford Transit 2017 Dimensions
Dimensions for the 2017 Ford Transit are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 2224mm x 2786mm and can vary on the basis of model.
|Ford Transit Model||Body Type||Height x Width x Length||Ground Clearance|
|350L LWB High Roof||Commercial||2785x1987x5771 mm||118 mm|
|470E LWB Jumbo (DRW)||Commercial||2781x2224x5975 mm||119 mm|
|350L LWB Mid Roof||Commercial||2546x1987x5771 mm||118 mm|
|350e LWB Jumbo (SRW)||Commercial||2765x1987x5975 mm||118 mm|
|410L 12-Seat Bus||People mover||2547x2112x5941 mm||154 mm|
|410L LWB 12 Seat||People mover||2547x2094x5981 mm||154 mm|