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Free videos for the 2006-2013 Ford Transit on Haynes’ YouTube channel

Haynes manual ford transit van

Step-by-step video tutorials for your Ford Transit (2006 - 2013)

Ford has been advertising the Transit van as the 'backbone of Britain' for decades, and it's not hard to see why, what with every other sparky, chippy and plumber seemingly owning one. And with Transits covering more miles per year than most cars, they need to be maintained and repaired on a regular basis if they're to perform reliably.

At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Ford repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY enthusiasts. Our Ford Transit repair manuals are here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.

Haynes has also just added 11 videos to our YouTube channel that show you, step by step, how to carry out popular jobs on your Transit.

Our YouTube playlist shows you:

  • How to replace the air filter
  • How to fit a new battery
  • How to replace the front brake pads
  • How to change the rear brake pads
  • How to drain the engine oil and fit a new filter
  • How to change the coolant
  • How to renew the headlight bulbs (shown below)
  • How to change a rear light bulb
  • How to fit new rear shock absorbers
  • How to check the fluid levels
  • How to change a wheel

The videos are designed to complement our print and online manuals for the Ford Transit with the 2.2 and 2.4 turbodiesel engines.

A Haynes Online Manual gives you all the trusted content of a printed manual, with additional features to help you get the job done. Take your entire manual with you on every journey.

Key features:

  • You get to keep it forever
  • All colour step-by-step guides for over 200 jobs with 700+ photos
  • Image zoom feature for close-up view of jobs
  • Brand-new “how to” video tutorials covering key repair tasks
  • Print complete sections to take with you into the workshop
  • Troubleshooting section – quickly find the cause of a problem
  • Colour wiring diagrams help track problems quickly and easily
  • Easy search feature – find your job fast
  • Dictionary of automotive terms
  • Quick links to popular DIY tasks and other jobs linked to your task
  • Conversion calculator – imperial and metric units
  • Does not cover petrol engines, or 3.2 litre (3198cc) diesel engines
Ford Transit 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Ford Transit, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Ford Transit. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Ford Transit can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

Get the full print or online manual here

Here’s the Transit headlight bulb change video from YouTube:

Buyer’s guide: the Ford Transit story

This model of Transit was available with 2.2 and 2.4 litre turbocharged diesel engines, in a wide range of power outputs. A 3.2 litre diesel engine and a 2.3 litre petrol engine were also available but are not covered by this Haynes manual. The engines are DOHC 16-valve units, featuring the latest design of direct injection common rail fuel system.

The models covered in this manual were available in either front-wheel-drive or rear-wheel-drive configuration. 2.2-litre models were available with front-wheel drive, with the engine and transmission mounted transversely at the front, or rear-wheel drive with the engine mounted in-line with the transmission. 2.4-litre engines were all of rear-wheel-drive configuration, with the engine mounted in-line with the transmission. 

All models were equipped with a 5- or 6-speed all-synchromesh manual transmission, according to engine power output. 

Front suspension is fully independent on all models, with a beam axle or live axle, supported on semi-elliptic leaf springs employed at the rear. 

The dual-circuit, servo-assisted braking system either has discs all round, or discs at the front and self-adjusting drum brakes at the rear, according to vehicle configuration. ABS, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) are either fitted as standard, or optionally available, for extra safety when braking in emergency situations. 

A wide range of standard and optional equipment was available within the Transit range, including power steering, air conditioning, remote central locking, electric windows, electronic engine immobiliser and airbags.