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Ford Aerostar Problems

Engine -- Verified

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

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

If you experience poor idle quality and fuel economy (and the Check Engine Light illuminates) after the exhaust system or motor has been removed and replaced, it could be that the oxygen sensor wires are crossed at the rear of the motor. Wiring schematics should be checked to ensure that the correct harness plug is connected to the corresponding sensor.
 

Engine -- Verified

The valve cover gasket may fail, causing engine oil to leak onto the exhaust manifolds.

Drive Train -- Verified

If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, this could be caused by a failing deferential clutch kit. An updated differential clutch kit available.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The AC system may be performing poorly even if it seems to be functioning properly. This could be caused by the AC air blend door being out of adjustment.

Ford Aerostar Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., June 4, 1992

Summary: SEAT BELT ANCHORAGE BAR FOR REAR SOFA FAILED TO SUSTAIN LOADS REQUIRED BY FMVSS 210.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 19, 1990

Summary: THE SECOND ROW RIGHT HAND SEAT ASSEMBLY HAS A TILT FORWARD FUNCTION. A LATCH RETAINS THE SEAT IN THE NORMAL RIDE POSTION, AND THIS LATCH MAY RELEASE UNDER SEVERE FRONTAL IMPACT CONDITIONS, ALLOWING THE SEAT TO PIVOT FORWARD.

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Brakes, April 15, 1998

Summary: 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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Electrical & Lights, June 7, 1996

Summary: THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.

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Engine, December 11, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: ALABAMA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA (10 SOUTHERN COUNTIES OF LOS ANGELES, ORANGE, SAN BERNADINO, SAN DIEGO, RIVERSIDE, VENTURA, SANTA BARBARA, SAN LUIS OBISPO, IMPERIAL, AND KERN), FLORIDA, GEORGIA, HAWAII, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, NEVADA (CLARK COUNTY), OKLAHOMA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TEXAS, AND IN THE U.S. TERRITORIES COVERED BY THE FEDERAL STATUTES. THE UPPER PORTION OF THE FUEL TANK CAN DEVELOP SMALL CRACKS DUE TO EXTENDED EXPOSURE TO VERY HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURES. FUEL VAPOR OR LEAKAGE COULD OCCUR AT THESE CRACKS.

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Ford Aerostar Questions and Answers

david naughton, 1990 Ford Aerostar, 3.0L V6, Swansboro, NC

I Have a 1988 Ford Aerostar, and the driver side front brake won't release. I've already replaced the caliper, but that hasn't fixed the problem. Is there some other part of the br...

2Brat, 1990 Ford Aerostar, 3.0L V6, Las Vegas, NV

I live in las vegas i have an 1988 ford areostar van it dies when its hot outside and will start when its cooler how can i fix this

Visitor, 1990 Ford Aerostar, 3.0L V6, Portland, OR

my check engine light comes on once in a while,but doesent stay on, it does not affect the driving ability, but gets anoying.. how do i find out whats wrong?

wparker1, 1990 Ford Aerostar, 3.0L V6, Redding, CA

The vehicle was operating fine and traveling downhill on a freeway when the transmisson seems to have failed. The transmission has fluid but we have absolutely no power transmission in any forward...

badboy143, 1990 Ford Aerostar, Honolulu, HI

brake pedal, when depressed, reaches the floorboard,,and will not stop readily, the brake fluid is full, and not appear to be leaking. what repairs will need to be done, and what will the expense b...

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Ford Aerostar Reviews

What an awesome van!!!

MY NAME IS JOHN. I HAVE A 1995 AEROSTAR FORD VAN. I CHANGED THE PUSH RODS,LIFTERS,ROCKER ARMS,AND FUEL INJECTORS. NOW IT RUNS ROUGH AND BACK FIRES.THANKS

I have a 1993 Ford Aerostar van; 3.0. It has served me well even during this bad economy. It has moved me when I lost my home. It has even provided me with a safe place to sleep. "Big Red" has her issues just like me and needs help that I do not know how to do. I believe if I had a picture, step by step manual, I could do some of it to keep her going but I do not have one. The heat and cooling do not work. The horn do not work and; two weeks ago; the selector handle broke; push it up it falls back down; like it is stripped. I took the steering cover off and the cylinders do not meet. There is a small cable that has broke from the white handle piece on it, also. [I think, that is the cable that shows what gear you are in.] If anyone can send me a repair manual or help me repair her; Please do. I am unable to pay. Contact me at hjmcnair@yahoo.com or PO Box 9243, Fayetteville, NC 28311. I will send you a picture of the van when she is working right again.

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 real bad i replaced the cooling system then te heads went very bad from the heat but it got her back and forth for a whole summer between tri citys and Seattle im hoping to see if somone has the parts i need heads for it , and pray there is some one who could help, i dont have any money left and they have none we just spent the last on head gaskets and things but water is mixing with oil bagelbaker7@hotmail.com

I own a 96 xl Van Aerostar i love it it has over 230,000 miles on it and its still going BUT it now has no power when to want to get up and go it will do 55 no prob. If Anyone can tell me what is going on with it please help =) Love it and would like to keep it going email me back at rocko2004@msn.com Thanks

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