1997 Ford Aerostar Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford Aerostar

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1997 Ford Aerostar Problems

Bad throttle position sensors can cause high idle

Bad throttle position sensors can cause high idle without causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Noise From Synchronizer Shaft Upper Bushing

The synchronizer shaft for the camshaft position sensor can cause a loud squeak or chirping noise due to failure of the upper bushing. The noise may be erratic and is usually present when the engine is warm.

Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil leaks are known to develop around the rear crankshaft (main) seal and engine oil pan gasket.

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1997 Ford Aerostar Questions

I put new starter relay n new starter n selenoid n alternator n Wont hold charge (1 answer)

when I hook cables to it n charge it with another vechile charge only last for 2 mins n dies as battery goes below 8 n I replaced starter relay switch under hood as well as new starter n selenoid underneath it n alternator was replaced new 6mnths ago worked great for last 2mnths n now this all of...

Where do I find the fuss box? (3 answers)

I am looking to replace the power window fuss. how tricky would that be?

Why is the Defroster/Vent blowing cool air with heat control full on? (1 answer)

Even after driving 5 miles the front air system only managed to blow lukewarm air. The engine was at normal operating temperature after a couple miles. What do I need to do to resolve this issue?

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1997 Ford Aerostar Recalls

Recall 00V425000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L ENGINES. AN ACCELERATOR CABLE WAS KINKED DURING INSTALLATION, CAUSING THE CORE WIRES TO EVENTUALLY FRAY.
Recall 99V029000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH A HIGHER THAN SPECIFIED ELECTRICAL LOAD THROUGH THE ACCESSORY POWER FEED CIRCUIT. THE POTENTIAL FOR CONTACT BETWEEN THE B2 (BATTERY), A2 (ACCESSORY), AND P1 (PROOF) CIRCUITS CAN OCCUR, CREATING A SHORT CIRCUIT, ALLOWING CURRENT ...
Recall 98E010000
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET BRAKE ROTORS FOR USE ON CERTAIN FORD AND MAZDA TRUCKS. CRACKED CASTINGS CAUSED CRACKS TO APPEAR ON THE OUTER DIAMETER OF THE ROTOR HAT OR AROUND THE STUD HOLE.

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1997 Ford Aerostar Reviews

Rated
based on 3 customer reviews
Hi im am a former owner of the 1993 i gave mine to a church @250,000 miles it ran hard with different people and now i got it back to be towed and its the trans gone bad ,my daughter bought a 1997 it had been abused i think and she had lots of trouble with hers but it is so nice and her husband was in a car accident and paralyzed and she and he have 4 children , they need one of these vans re...
van runs ok has some front brake vibration
On the whole, this van has been doing pretty well. We did have to put in a radiator. My engine light has been on for almost a year or so but the mechanic I had said it was no problem. We are having some problems with the air conditioning but haven't had it checked out due to the high cost of repairing it. I had another van-a Dodge Caravan 1988 and it cost me $1200 to have it fixed which my ...

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