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#488 of 527 Re: Nobody talks about Aerostars anymore [selu]
Nov 23, 2007 (6:47 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 (6:51 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?
#490 of 527 Heat problem
Dec 17, 2007 (8:45 pm)
Hi there, I have 93 Aerostar 3.0l with 207,000 miles with original engine and tranny. Great van no major problems just routine maintenance every 3,000 miles. The thing is, it is starting to overheat with apparently reason. A friend of mine told that maybe it needs to be put on time, but I really don't what it could be. Any suggestions?
#491 of 527 93- Ford Aerostar Van Check Engine Light On
Jan 02, 2008 (2:13 pm)
My parents bought this brand new van in 1993 and we just noticed that the Check Engine Light turns on after excessive speeds and then stays on, it doesn't flash. It just recently passed smog, so we don't know what it could be? We changed the spark plugs and wires, the gas and air filter...it drives normal so we don't know what else it could be?
#492 of 527 1989 Aerostar Rear Bumper Removal
Jan 12, 2008 (1:29 pm)
I have a previously owned 1989 Aerostar that someone had rear ended. I want to replace the rear bumper but I'm running into a problem removing the old bumper. There are four bolts (two on each side) at the rear which were no problem. Obviously there are a couple of other bolts inside the rear frame that I can't find a way to access. Has anyone ever replaced a rear bumper on their Aerostar? If so, any ideas or suggestions? Anything would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Steve
#493 of 527 Re: 93 AEROSTAR NO HEAT [dz3]
Feb 22, 2008 (6:34 pm)
i have a 93 ford aerostar 3.0L be smart about it unlike me i have replace the whole cooling system water pump, hoses everything when i finnally took it to a redaitor shop the guy said change the heater core they get gunk on the inside of them such as stop leak and won't heat good. Now the van heat is so good you wear t-shirt and shorts in 0 weather
#494 of 527 Re: Did we get a Made in Japan Ford Aerostar? [waltchan]
Mar 09, 2008 (10:28 am)
I'm glad to hear that other owners having more or less the same experience. We have a 1993, XLT, 4.0, Auto-2WD, We bought new in 93'. We've had various minor problems but have driven for 165,000 miles with no major breakdowns. I still have the original spark plugs in the engine and hope to have them replaced soon. The bottom line is that when I needed this van to really hold together, it did, no problems. Driving 10 people home from the airport in an emergency. Driving on a 2 lane isolated road in Oregon, knowing a breakdown would be the last thing I needed. In the Sierra Nevada mountain passes with chains on my tires just praying to get through 40 miles with no one stopping to help for anyone. We've been lucky to get such a dependable car. And it's nice to see that we weren't the only ones.
Mar 26, 2008 (6:01 pm)
I'm very surprised with my '94 XL Aerostar RWD, it has done no problems, i drive it in Chihuahua, Mexico, in 2 years only the common maintenance, goes everywhere, even in the Sierra with off road rutes, i instlled recently all terrain wheels on its original 14 steel rims and it looks more rude, a/c is ok the engine and the 4 speed tranny are original with 134000 miles, my children are fascinated with the space, these minivans are very good for a low price!!!!
#496 of 527 Re: Did we get a Made in Japan Ford Aerostar? [waltchan]
Aug 30, 2008 (6:51 pm)
I have a '92 Aerostar which now has 220K miles on it and have only replaced minor things on it, except this weekend, had to put a new air compressor on it (which will have a year warranty and I plan to get full use of it!). This is my second Aerostar and I bought it used. I did change my oil to synthetic last year which it seemed to like! The only problem I am having is finding affordable plastic bumper covers, which in Florida break down in the sun after so long.
Good luck with yours!
#497 of 527 Re: 93- Ford Aerostar Van Check Engine Light On [whatever1979]
Aug 30, 2008 (6:59 pm)
My check engine light kept coming on when it got over 150K miles on it. My mechanic checked it on the computer and nothing major showed up, but later when I had a major tune up done, the part store asked if I wanted to change the oxygen sensor while I was at it. It was a cheap part and easy to change, so I said okay. Presto! The check engine light went out and my gas mileage went up. Apparently you are supposed to change them at 100K, but I did not know that. You might try it; even if it is not what is making your light go on, it might save a little gas!