2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric

August 31, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Ford is delivering an all-electric version of the Transit Connect light-duty commercial vehicle in 2010.
• Ford is collaborating with Azure Dynamics, a world leader in the development and production of hybrid electric and electric commercial vehicles.
• Leveraging its ONE Ford strategy, Ford has committed to delivering all-electric power for commercial applications on a global platform.
First in Vehicle electrification Plan
• Transit Connect Electric is the initial offering in Ford’s aggressive new vehicle electrification strategy. During the next three years, Ford will also introduce in North America:
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Active Body Control Of Ford Transit Connect Using Semi-Active Suspensions

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Ford has the overall engineering and sign – off responsibility of Transit and Transit Connect.
Ford Otosan is a design and development partner of Ford in current and future Transit Connect product programs.
Ford Otosan is the lead plant PVT for Transit and Transit Connect
Ford Otosan is leading the design and development of Puma I5 for use in export and domestic Transits.
Ford Otosan has the overall engineering responsibility of Cargo Heavy truck and Ecotorq Engine.
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Azure Dynamics Selects AM General for Ford Transit Connect Electric Upfitting

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Azure Dynamics and Ford Motor Company are collaborating to create an electric version of the 2010 North American Truck of the Year, the Ford Transit Connect Electric. Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD)(OTC:AZDDF) the fast growing hybrid electric and electric power train innovator for the commercial truck market, today announced that AM General LLC will collaborate in producing the Transit Connect Electric, the all-electric version of Ford Motor Company’s award winning Transit Connect.
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Instructions for the Replacement Of Brake Discs

May 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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DISMANTLING AND REASSEMBING NEW DISC BRAKE ROTORS 1. Remove the wheel. 2. Remove the pads and draw back the piston/s, using the specific tool (do not lever against the brake rotor). 3. Remove the complete caliper from its support bracket, without disconnecting the fluid feeder hose, making sure that it is not left loosely hanging from the hose itself but, for example, should be secured to the vehicles suspension with a hook. 4. Remove the worn disc. 5. Carefully clean the discs mounting face, taking great care not to soil it with grease or oil as this could jeopardise proper operation of the braking system. Clean the friction surface area ensuring that you only use a non-oil based cleaner i.e. liquid acetone or AKM (DO NOT USE PETROL, KEROSENE or CARBY-CLEANER) 6. Carefully clean the surface of the wheels hub, removing rust and deposits and checking the surface for deformations or damages. 7. Verify that the bearings do not have greater play than the Read more

Re-Synchronisation of Ford Transit Remote Control

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The 2006.5 model year Ford Transit has an ignition key integrated with the remote control, similar in style to those found on the saloon car range. It is charged each time the key is inserted in the ignition and can be identified by its blue colour. The remote central locking can be programmed by the Ford dealer to operate in several ways. The default setting is auto relock, locking on drive off and warning beep if a door is not properly shut.
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2008 Ford Taurus Rear Brake Pads Removal

May 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Removal WARNING: Do not use any fluid other than clean brake fluid meeting manufacturer’s specification. Additionally, do not use brake fluid that has been previously drained. Following these instructions will help prevent system contamination, brake component damage and the risk of serious personal injury. WARNING: Carefully read cautionary information on product label. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury. CAUTION: Brake fluid is harmful to painted and plastic surfaces. If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface, immediately wash it with water. CAUTION: Do not allow the brake fluid to come in contact with the adhesive backing on the brake pads. If brake fluid is spilled onto the brake pads, new pads must be installed.
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Toyota Landcruiser Rear Brake Upgrade Package

June 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Toyota Landcruiser 78/79 Series Vehicles are used extensively throughout the country, and in particular, are favoured by mining operators, many in underground use where conditions are extreme. Whilst the basic vehicle is well respected by the industry, the rear disc brake arrangement has proven to be inadequate for the conditions, with the rear brake pads and hand brake both exhibiting accelerated wear way beyond the rest of the vehicle. In worst conditions, the rear brake linings will wear to the metal backing plates in a matter of weeks, resulting in total loss of rear brakes with accompanying work safety concerns. Handbrakes often fail to hold with days. Analysis of the Problem With this series of 78/79 series vehicles, Toyota moved to a rear disc brake design incorporating a drum type hand brake within the disc. There may have been reasons for this design, but it seems to have been a retrograde step when subjected to regular immersion in muddy and highly corrosive environments. There seem to have been several compromises needed to arrive at this design.
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Alfa Romeo 156 Brake Replacement

February 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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The procedure below was written up for a 1998 2.0 Twinspark with vented front discs but should be the same for all 156 models. The shape of the pads will differ between vented and solid discs at the front. Later models have larger rear discs and therefore different pads. It should not matter if we are talking standard brakes with normal or drilled/grooved discs with high-speed road pads – the process is the same. The only difference is that some front pads don’t have the wear indicator so you will need to tie the cable back out of the way if not required.
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2000+ BMW E39 M5 and 5-Series 355mm Rear Big Brake Upgrade ST-40 Caliper Installation

March 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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The most common cause of brake vibration is improper bed-in of pads and rotors, or improper pad selection for the specific driving environment. Rotor run-out may also cause vibration, but precision manufacturing and inspection typically mean that run-out is not an issue. Modern production methods ensure that the rotor run-out is within +/- 0.002” when installed on a StopTech aluminum hat, and it controls thickness variation to within 0.0003”. Under the most extreme conditions, any rotor may warp, but uneven pad deposition is a more typical cause of vibration. If the system is not properly bedded-in, or if street pads are run on an open track, uneven pad deposits will occur, causing an ever-worsening vibration. Failure to immediately address a pad deposition/vibration issue may lead to permanent damage of the rotors. Please read and understand the bed-in procedure included in this manual.
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How to change the oil pan gasket on a 1990 Ford Probe

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 3.0L Engine 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and safely support the vehicle. 2. Drain the engine oil and remove the starter motor. 3. Remove the front and rear transaxle-to-engine braces. 4. Disconnect the low oil level sensor connector from the dash panel side of the oil pan. 5. Remove the exhaust inlet pipe from the manifolds and pull it down out of the way. 6. Drain the cooling system and remove the water pump. 7. Remove the water pump bracket and idler pulley tensioner. 8. Remove the mounting bolts and nut from the front end of the right crossmember. 9. Loosen, but do not remove the bolts and nut from the rear end of the right crossmember.
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