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Post by logsplitterman on Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:45 pm

Hello,
I have recently bought a low milage 1989 Legend GL based on a Ford Transit Mk 3, and am surprised to see the leisure battery sitting on the offside inner wing, not on a battery tray but just perched there. Surely this cant be right, would it have been inside the motorhome originally? Any help,advice and photos would be very appreciated as i am new to motorhome ownership. Where is the best position for a leisure battery, should it be moved inside, or do i need to have a battery tray fitted?
Kindest regards and many thanks,
Alan Hughes
St. Asaph in North Wales.
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Re: BATTERY POSITION

Post by roli on Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:51 pm

Originally it would have had a battery tray. This arrangement stayed until I think the Mk5 
The best source of info for all generations of Transit is the Transit Forum.  Allow plenty of reading time !

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Post by -mojo- on Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:11 pm

As Roli says - on a Transit of that age, that is the correct place for it. Generally they are fitted by Ford from the factory, used as a twinned battery if it's auto transmission and a leisure/aux battery if not.

The inner wings are prone to rust and can disintegrate on older Transits, so it may have been replaced and the tray omitted, but that seems an odd decision to make. From your description I'm surprised that it passes the MOT test, as security of battery mounting is fairly rigorously checked these days.

[Edit: from memory, the trays are quite small - is it possible that someone has fitted a bigger battery and this is sitting on top of the tray rather than in it?]

[Second edit: BTW, the leisure battery should be on the nearside inner wing, not the offside]
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same in clubman

Post by bousfield on Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:42 pm

I have a 1985 Clubman, battery is in the same position next to main battery which means cabin air filter is missing
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BATTERY POSITION

Post by logsplitterman on Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:04 pm

Thank you all for your replies, they are most helpful, now i just need to do the work.
Kindest regards,
Alan.
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