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#480 of 527 Did we get a Made in Japan Ford Aerostar?
Aug 16, 2007 (7:00 pm)
We have an excellent experience with our 1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 2WD with the 4.0L engine. Reliability is incredible (now 140,000), and it hasn't been into the repair shop for any engine work since 1999. It's still on the original engine and transmission. It's even more reliable than our 1995 Honda Accord LX (not a joke) that we already sold last month. Anybody has this same experience we are having? A trouble-free Aerostar for 8 years (excluding oil changes and tires).
#481 of 527 Re: 93 Ford Aerostar Ext. 3.0 [bennykenny]
Aug 29, 2007 (12:44 pm)
I have a 96 aerostar that won't start. Do you have the owner's guide? It says under the hood that it could be a reset button for the fuel pump, and the info for it is in the owner's guide. If you could look for it that would be great. thanks. Jon Zee.
#482 of 527 Re: how to add transmission fluid! [aussieexcile]
Aug 29, 2007 (1:04 pm)
The transmission fluid is added thru the tube where the trans dipstick is.
#483 of 527 1989 Eddie Bauer Aerostar 3.0L
Oct 25, 2007 (10:06 pm)
Hello. I have a 1989 Aerostar Eddie Bauer with about 135K on it. The original engine and transmission are still working great. This van actually runs a lot better then my other 1990 Toyota corolla DX wagon! However, I was wondering. One day while driving it, the transmission started to slip from a stop. The engine would race for a second, but then there was this sudden jerk. It was like if someone had kicked it forward. It had also slipped from 2nd to 3ed gear for a while. But now, it semens to run normal now. I checked the AT fluid, and it was full.
My basic point here is, since this van has passed 120K miles, should I be worried about the transmission? How would I know when it would be signs for a overhaul? Can it fail at any time?
#484 of 527 Re: 1989 Eddie Bauer Aerostar 3.0L [bladekun]
Oct 26, 2007 (10:11 am)
There are two transmission "brake band" adjustments external to the transmission.....at that mileage they will definitely need adjusting.
#485 of 527 1989 Aerostar
Nov 06, 2007 (9:55 pm)
I am having a problem with the fuel system in the van. Apparently Ford designed the van so that the excess fuel dumps into the oil pan. When the van is driven for about a half hour the oil thins due to fuel/oil mixture and the oil pressure drops to zero when you come to a stop. Only by reving the engine will the pressure rise. If any one has experienced a similar problem with their Van I would appreciate knowing what the solution is.
Nov 19, 2007 (8:04 pm)
I need to know could I put a size smaller on a 1995 aerostar. Would it hurt anything? Tires, a size smaller than what came on them.
#487 of 527 help me
Nov 21, 2007 (9:41 pm)
I have an aerostar mod 86 motos 2.8 I want to know if there is somebody that I can send the plans or guides of the motor or they can tell me to all precion the bomb of oil of the motor should be
#488 of 527 Re: Nobody talks about Aerostars anymore [selu]
Nov 23, 2007 (7:47 am)
Hello. first let me say I have had Two aerostars the First one was great but my wife didn't understand that when the guages and lights say check engine thats what they mean. The only thing that went wrong initially was a busted water hose. I installed a new engine and she did the same thing again I guess I should have changed all the water hoses too. I traded it for a dodge caravan kept that crap for about a year and I had to have another aerostar. I have had it now for nine years and it is still going strong. I only wish to find and Eddie Bauer to get the seats out if it.
#489 of 527 Aerostar performance and seats
Nov 23, 2007 (7:51 am)
have a 1994 Aerostar Extended XLT W/3.0 engine are there any off the shelf parts to get more H/P from then engine? Like intake manifolds or headers for this van. I have heard of of performance Chips. Also my vehicle has the two bench seats, does anyone know if the two captains chairs like in the Eddie Bauer will fit where the first bench seat is in mine using the same mounting holes in the floor?