The engine is prone to lower engine bearing failure from running the engine at high revolutions. Lack of regular, frequent engine service is also a factor in the failure.
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1995 Ford Aspire
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1995 Ford Aspire Questions and Answers
After engine wash w/water: Hesitation / Stumble on acceleration, MIL code is 18
How do I loosen the Timing belt to remove it to be able to remove the water pump?
I have a 1995 Ford Aspire with an automatic transmission and it is stuck in first gear, can anyone tell me how to get it unstuck? Preferrably without having to take it to a shop. Thank you.
The key broke in the ignition switch. I tried to put the base of the broken key in and hope to turn the car over but that did not work. Can the ignition switch be taken out to remove the broken key?
1995 Ford Aspire Reviews
1995 Ford Aspire. We bought this car in 1990 with 30K on it. It has been a great car. It is a 5 speed. It has held up to hitting deer, more than 5 needs a little body work afterwords but still runs well. I have about 190K on it and the only thing we have done is minor, had to replace the transmission once but did that thru a local guy which cost vitually nothing. Replaced the alternator and that's about it. I know there are other aspires that aren't near as good but I'm shooting for 200K. The engine is a little weak but I have lots of power. I can drive 80 or 85 as necessary on the interstate. I am still getting between 35 and 42 mpg on this car depending on the speed that I am driving. My family is trying to get me to get another car but this one still works well with great gas mileage. They can be a good car.
This may be the most aptly named "car" on the road. The dictionary def. of Aspire is "to seek to attain or accomplish a particular goal", and in this case that goal is for one day to be a real car! I rented one for a week because my car was in the shop and it had no power and a very inexpensive feel about the whole thing. I guess that's what you get for less than $10k.