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Haynes on YouTube: Ford Transit

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Free step-by-step video tutorials for your Ford Transit (2000-2006)

Do you own a Ford Transit? Maybe you're thinking about buying one of these vans or buses? 

For the home mechanic, the Transit is a relatively straightforward vehicle to maintain, and most of the items requiring frequent attention are easily accessible. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Ford repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our print and online repair manual for the Ford Transit is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.

Haynes has also just added 15 videos 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 open the bonnet
How to replace the brake pads
How to change the coolant
How to drain the engine oil and fit a new filter
How to check the fluid levels
How to change the fuel filter
How to renew the headlight bulbs (shown below)
How to fit a new rear light bulb
How to change a wheel
How to jack and support the front of the Transit
How to jack and support the rear of the Transit
How to swap out the rear shock absorbers
How to change the wiper blades

The videos are designed to complement our print and online manuals for the Ford Transit with the 2.0 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:

  • 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 auto-shift manual (ASM) transmission, petrol models, specialist bodywork/conversions or Transit Connect range. Does NOT cover new Transit range introduced October 2006.

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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 MPV or van. 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 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 video from YouTube:

Buyer’s guide: the 2000-2006 Ford Transit story

The Mk6 Ford Transit was introduced in October 2000 and continued until 2006. Seemingly innumerable variations of body types and styles were available, mounted on long-, medium- or short-wheelbase chassis.

The Transit was available with 2.0 and 2.4 litre turbocharged diesel engines. As a departure from previous Transit vehicles, it was available with either front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. The 2.0-litre model has a 5-speed all synchromesh manual transmission, whereas the 2.4-litre model had either a 5- or 6-speed unit, according to engine power output.

Standard and optional equipment on the Transit included power steering, air conditioning, remote central locking, electric windows, anti-lock brakes and airbags.