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Ford Aerostar, Van
Mar 29, 2005 (12:08 am)
hi ive recently aquired my motehrs 1992 ford aerostar. I love it, lots of room, great for road trips (im 20 in college), 150000+ miles. we just got the transmission replaced, runs great though.
the problem im having is that a few years back we knocked the rear whiper fluid nozzle thing off, and that allowed water into the van during a rain storm, well we go that fixed and cleaned the water out... last week i found out we didnt get all the water out and proceded to rip out the back of my van. upon removal of the carpet i set it out to dry, the cardboard under that was gone for good, and the soundboard under that was lifted from the frame and there were puddles under it. keep in mind this is like 4 years later and im finding puddles.
in the process of me getting the carpet and such out i kinda had to break some of the molding around the bench seat attachmehts, and the step from the side door. there not horribly borken but along with some other parts i would like to replace i figure i might as well replace them.
problem is i cant find anywhere to get the interior parts i need, ive got a 1992 blue xlt, and would like to keep it that way, i only need the interior in good condition, donesnt need to be running, just need the interior. but alas im having no luck thus far, i did find replacement carpet for $250, but im not looking to drop that much on carpet and that just the beginning of th parts i need.
any advice for a poor college studnet like my self
thnks (and if any one has comptuer problems feel free to email me, im very knowlegable)
#249 of 527 Re: interior [urlocalguru]
Mar 29, 2005 (11:08 am)
We prefer to keep the discussions here v. in email so that everyone can benefit. Please do not encourage or request people to email you when the topic should be kept and discussed here.
#250 of 527 Re: 94 Aerostar won't start when it rains! [jape]
Mar 30, 2005 (12:56 pm)
I also have a aerostar but its a 91 it has real high mileage, here lately it wont start running if it is the least bit cold but as soon as it warms up it starts up, I have already changed the fuel pump,battery and distributer, I dont know what else to change did your brother find out what was wrong with his?
#251 of 527 Re: anti-lock brakes [fordfamily]
Mar 31, 2005 (11:06 am)
I have a 91 Eddie Bauer with 131,000 miles. Best vehicle i have ever owned by a country mile.The only reason I am getting rid of it is due to corrosion which is now unsightly. Interestingly enough, I had an expensive rust proofing done which appears to have been a waste of money. In fact, I have been told that you should stay away from rustproofing since they plug up the venting that dries up the nooks and crannies. I understand that Ford put a lot of effort into this area and you will rarely see a rusty Windstar/Freestar. Roomy for large and tall drivers, great high ride height, sturdy construction, rear wheel drive, and in Eddie Bauer trim, one of the most handsome vans ever built. I would buy another if the rust issue was solved.
This year had rear ABS and this has happened to me before with the light coming on. The sensor gets corroded and stays on and locks up the rear brakes for the first several stops. My shop took it out, cleaned it up and put it back in. Lasted 3 years, now it is doing it again.
I have the reg. length 3.0 and I had the tranny fluid changed and flushed at 60,000. Never have had a problem. So far, I have had a steering rack, alternator, ball joint, blower motor, water pump, and issues with the radio. I feel this has stood up pretty good as I am up in central Canada where the winters are severe. Always starts, biggest problem is lack of traction on snow and ice. I am trading it in on a Freestar Limited.
#252 of 527 95 Aerostar Front-end pulls left and right
Apr 02, 2005 (6:06 pm)
I have a 1995 Aerostar AWD. When driving slowly, there is a definite "pull-to-the- right-then-return-to-the -left" action that is very pronounced in the steering wheel. It feels as though the wheel lug bolts are actually loose (however they are tight. As I increase speed that action seem to smooth out but a slight vibration is felt.
Could the Trans Axle cause this because I also hear a "growling" of the front end when I turn sharply to the right!
#253 of 527 Brake warning lights
Apr 04, 2005 (10:31 am)
After having my 93 Aerostar (3.0) in the shop replacing front pads and rear wheel cylinders the Rear ABS light and the other dash warning light for the brakes (emergency brake warning light) are lit and do not go out. I took it back to the shop but they were of no help. Live in the Bahamas so it is hard to find a good shop. Are there any ways to reset these warning lights?
#254 of 527 AEROSTAR WANTED
Apr 09, 2005 (5:44 pm)
Looking for low mileage Aerostar with 4.0 engine. Extended length. 1996 or 1997. Central or S. Florida areas.
#255 of 527 Aerostar trans
Apr 10, 2005 (6:13 pm)
Hi first time poster. I have a 4.0 1990. When its cold it won't shift out of 1st (its an automatic) and races if you run it over 20-25 mph. Its an old vehicle but only has 50k on it and seems overall in good shape. bot it about 2 weeks before this started up. Sounds like trans but had a friend go over it and looks to be in good condition so he thinks is a sensor any advice. Dont want to just take it to a shop where they will look for every little thing and charge accordingly.
#256 of 527 Re: 94 Aerostar won't start when it rains! [jape]
Apr 12, 2005 (4:01 pm)
I had the same problem with my 94, the problem comes from moisture getting to the the distributor cap and ignition wires. Your brother needs a tune-up, Get prepared for about 3 hours of knuckle busting work but it will be worth it. Until then spray "wire dry" on the cap and on as many wires as you can get to, it will put a protective coating on them.