Ford Aerostar Repair and Maintenance

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

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Ford Aerostar Problems

Engine Oil Leaks

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

Updated Differential Clutch Kit Available if Rear End Noise is Heard

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.

Valve cover gasket may fail and leak oil onto exhaust manifold

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

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Ford Aerostar Questions

I have no brake lights. (1 answer)

I've changed bulbs and fuses and have turn signals, runt no brake lights

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...

What would be making it backfire an it acts like its not getting gas an shaking (1 answer)

Just started, not using oil ,no water in oil ,or exhaust,. Uses some water not often ,can't find where it's going. No leaking underneath.

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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 99V094000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ALL WHEEL DRIVE PASSENGER MINIVANS. (THIS INCLUDES ALL 1992 AWD AEROSTARS NOT PREVIOUSLY INCLUDED IN SAFETY RECALL 97V-204/97S83). THESE VEHICLES CAN DEVELOP POWERTRAIN BENDING RESONANCE OR TRANSFER CASE OUTPUT SHAFT BUSHING DISPLACEMENT. THE POWERTRAIN BENDING RESONANCE OR...
Recall 99V028000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. HEAT GENERATION IN THE WIRING HARNESS TO THE FUEL PUMP/SENDER ASSEMBLY CAN CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT. THE VEHICLE COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF POWER AND BECOME IMMOBILIZED AND THE FUEL GAUGE MAY BE ERRATIC.

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Ford Aerostar Reviews

We purchased our Aerostar new '95 now put 400,000 miles running on original engine/tranny. I did get things replaced as fuel injectors, valves and 2 head gaskets but the Aerostar never once ran hot in the California heat. Absolutely appreciate how the van did us well its comfortable has everything working best even windows goes up/down and cruise control switch still works great. Original paint...
We bought our 1995 Aerostar (extended) in Florida 4 years ago. It has 170,000 miles on it as of today. Everything works great on it. We call her our bus because we take everyone everywhere in her. Everyone comments on how comfortable she is. Very practical, good looking (in our opinion), pretty good on fuel and inexpensive to buy. If you get a chance to buy a rust-free one with the 4.0 litre yo...
My 1994 Ford Aerostar All Wheel Drive 7 passenger van is great...hope I can keep it going a long time!

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