Our love of the Ford Transit Connect is no secret. We like this plucky cargo van so much we stuffed our friends into the back for a 500-mile road trip to Northern Michigan and back. They’ve just started talking to us again. Still, it was an interesting test of the most passenger-friendly version of Ford’s last small work van.
Most of us who have worked on cars have probably had a project where things just refused to go our way. It may be hard to pin down exactly what was causing the issue(s), as many times DIY auto work is driven by either blind enthusiasm or the need to get the suspension back on the car before the 8 a.m. meeting tomorrow. Either way, having just a little bit of advice from someone who’s been there before, and, critically, made many mistakes before, can help. That’s what this new series of articles will be all about.
Happy Birthday, America! For Independence Day, we wanted to celebrate with an appropriate list. We thought we’d combine one of our favorite things—the automobile—with everyone’s favorite part of the Fourth of July (apart from, of course, our freedom from the redcoats).