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#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!
#498 of 527 1994 Aerostar automatic transmission
Nov 20, 2008 (11:34 am)
I have a problem with my tranny doing the herky-jerky when I accelerate to 40-50- km per hr (25 mph) . The transmission then shifts past that and again the herky-jerky at about 50 mph. Someone said it was the shifter solenoid. Can anyone confirm this?? Does anyone know where online I can find a diagram of this tranny, showing rhe location of this solenoid (or sensor, whatever it is)?
#499 of 527 Re: 1994 Aerostar automatic transmission [mgouthro]
Nov 27, 2008 (11:28 am)
Have someone adjust the bands (form of automatic transmission clutch), external adjustment shouldn't be costly.
Nov 27, 2008 (12:21 pm)
Does any one know if the windstar rims fit the aerostar? I want tu put 15" rims but i feel the ranger's rims are too wide.
#501 of 527 Cold tranny not going into gear
Dec 07, 2008 (11:22 am)
I have a 1992 Aerostar, 275,000km (165,ooo mi.) and when it's cold (0 degrees C., 32 F.) the tranny won't go into drive or reverse until it's warmed up a bit. If you put it into gear and give it a bit of gas it will start to creep VERY slowly and eventually it will kick into gear with a kick. Any ideas???
#502 of 527 Re: Cold tranny not going into gear [ablefty]
Dec 08, 2008 (3:12 pm)
Have you checked the tranny fluid when it warms up?. I had that same problem and my tranny needed 1 quart of the fluid
#503 of 527 surging 93 ford aerostar
Dec 25, 2008 (11:45 am)
My van surges when idleing in drive and in park. Anybody have this problem or know how to make it stop.