Some people have sealed the trough themselves , Post #3 in this forum thread.Have been researching this trying to find a solution to resolve rain water and melting snow running off the windshield on top of the air flow sensor and into the air box under the hood on the passenger side. On the driver's side rain water and melting snow runs through the gaps and pours down the firewall all over two wiring harnesses on the fire wall.
I have called FORD several times. There are at least 3 TSB's that refer to the above:
TSB 19-2091 Supersedes TSB 18-2321 which Supersedes TSB 17-0014
Also there is mention of FSA 15B39, TSB 15-0118 on the TSB-2321?
The title is: Various Drivability Concerns And/Or Illuminated Malfunction Indicator Lamp On
Model: FORD 2015-2018 Transit
There is a list of replacement parts, totalling a cost of approx $170. Has anyone bought the replacement parts? If so how is that working out? Does anyone know if the replacement parts, effectively resolve the water leak problems?
Parts list includes the following:
- Water Deflector (Cowel panel grill)
- Air Filter
- Mastic Patch
- Leaf Screen Foam Seal
- Engine Air Cleaner Cover
- Wire Harness Tie Strap Retainer
- Moto Craft Metal Surface Prep Wipes
- Moto Craft Silicone Gasket & Sealant
I have a new engine air filter on hand. I won't be starting the engine without first checking the filter and replacing if necessary. I need to reassure myself that starting and running the engine isn't likely to cost several hundred dollars in repairs due to water damage.
Thank you to anyone who has any advise to offer or experience to share in regards to correcting water damage to components in the engine compartment.
I've been aware of the issue with the windshield cowl, drainage, etc., And am finally getting around to attempt to fix the problem. The cowl on my van just won't seat in the channel properly in the center which results in water shedding directly on to the engine. No matter what I do I can't get...
Myself, I used black Silicone to bridge the trough/windshield gap.