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Perhaps you should seek out a local mechanic, like an off road shop.
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Keeping my fingers crossed that you will be back on the road/snow again with your QuadVan in the very near future!

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I just got a phone call from my Ford Dealer and they did confirm that the front drive shaft C.V. joints went bad and so John from QuadVan is shipping them out to Idaho today.
The Ford dealership tech. at first suspected it could be the angles that they are using on the conversion. If all goes well, we should have the van Monday or Tuesday.

Again, I want to credit John McKee at QuadVan for being on top of it standing by his word and willing to work for a solution.
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Glad to hear the good news. I think I will be keeping the tremendous power of my Ecoboost in reserve when I can, I seem to be trending in that direction anyway. Better for Giubo!
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Glad you got it sorted. CV's are a simple fix. It will be interesting to hear if there is an angle problem. Do the half shafts meet the knuckle with any angle in the fore/aft direction? There is always an angle up/down but a fore/aft angle, if excessive, can put the CV at its limit in a max turn.

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Keep us posted on what kind of solution they come up with. I just bought a 2017 Transit from Newberg, with Quadvan conversion included (scheduled for next summer), and now I'm a bit worried.
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Called Quadvan today and got on their conversion list for next August. Picked up my used 2015 over the weekend and will get snow tires for it for this winter. I still have my 4x4 GMC Sierra to drive when the snow gets thick up here in Tahoe. Definitely need 4wd overall, but will drive the transit carefully this winter without.

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Update...

John at QuadVan was pretty helpful. He got the part out to the local ford dealer here in Idaho and they got us up and running. I will say that if there are kinks to still work out, John has no doubt maintained his pledge to stand by his work and keep us on the road, and happy customers. Ive been doing plenty of driving in snowy and icy conditions to go up to the local pass and do some backcountry skiing. The 4X4 has been working smooth and it is really nice to stand up inside (i'm 6'2") and put on all of my ski gear and take it off as well.

The local Ford dealer was extremely hesitant to work on it. It took us having to have both John from QuadVan and Dale from Newberg Ford to call them and convince them just to look at our van. I don't know why they are so scared to turn a wrench on the van. They have always been like that, even with simple routine maintenance. My personal belief (this time) is that they were concerned about the finger pointing between us, and QV and Ford when it came time to for the payment. But, it was all covered by QV's warranty.

On a sad/happy note...My wife and I are expecting our first child and are considering selling our conversion and going back to driving a super cab truck. Our van might be popping up on QuadVan's website here soon. John said he would honor the warranty for the next owner which is pretty sweet. He also said he is about a year out right now with regard to new conversions. I'll keep you guys posted. Would hate to see it go because it is super fun, but...new priorities are on the horizon. PM if you might be interested in the van.

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Thanks for the update. Glad to hear you're back on the road.

Any idea what caused the front drive shaft C.V. joints to go bad? One off problem or do you think all the Transit QuadVans could have the same problem?

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Thanks for the update. Glad to hear you're back on the road.

Any idea what caused the front drive shaft C.V. joints to go bad? One off problem or do you think all the Transit QuadVans could have the same problem?
Well, the Ford Tech. thought they were too close to the Cat. Converter or he thought it could be the angle. Speaking with John yesterday he wasn't sure. He said both CV boots were missing. He also said that their is a plastic component near the cat. converter (in close proximity to where the CV boot was) so he ruled that out. It could be the angle...even though it is well within the limit. He has driveline guys working on it. He assured me that if it is a design issue, that he will get the van back to PDX to have it corrected.

So far so good though.

Morey I'm curious as to how often you are running it in 4WD?

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