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Q: Should I junk it or can it be saved? on 1994 Ford Aerostar

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To clarify my previous questions, I want to say that 1 time when I was on the frwy, I had to gun it to get on and after that , the engine made some noise. Then , something started bouncing off the ground in the back and making a metal sound on the concrete for a few sec. Esp. when I went over a bridge. It got worse and worse, then the brakes started to lock for a few sec. then release. Lock again and for a few more sec. and then again for a min. and now they won't release.
Should I just junk it or is it be repaired at a cost less than the value of the van?
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Sounds more like the rear end is locked up not the brakes. Pull the rear end cover off and see if it's full of mangled metal pieces.
I am a lady and not capable of doing that. Is it something easy , where I could find someone easily , who could do that?
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Any one that knows how to remove bolts, Put a pan down under the center of the rear end, take the bolts out of the cover, let the gear oil drain and remove the cover.
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If it's locked up, yes it will be expensive for the parts + the labor. The cheaper of the fix would get a good used rear end if you can, and they not that cheap anymore, I used to get them for around $150.00 years ago, now I'm afraid to ask. Your rebuild will probably run over $1,000.00.
I just looked at the estimator and I think that I have the name of the part wrong. "rear main seal" or "rear crankshaft seal" is estimated at around $50 for parts and $400 for labor. What do you think?
It says that the transmission has to be removed. This I knew . But , as you (and a mechanic told me), removing the transmission is an expensive procedure. So, I have a hard time believing that it would only cost about $400 for labor. I appreciate your comment.
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That is the seal for the back of the engine. If your looking for a seal for your rear end it would be a pinion or rear wheel seal. That's not all you need. Why are u thinking transmission.
I was told that the transmission had to be removed to get the rear end. thanks again, Donna
When I looked up the estimator, it called it "rear main seal" , "rear crankshaft seal" and said that it required removal of the transmission. Labor est. $400 , and parts $50. Seems too cheap to me.
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