Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

How many people own or have owned an Aerostar?

Discussion in 'Aerostar Forum' started by BrooklynBay, November 2, 2007.

  • Searches ExplorerForum.com
    1. Brainiac

      Brainiac New Member

      Joined:
      November 10, 2009
      Messages:
      9
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      American Fork, Utah
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      94 Limited
      I had an 87 for about three years, and it was truly a love/hate relationship. Bought it used with about 100k on it. I loved the handling, design and overall quality of it, but that combo of the poorly designed 3.0 heads and the crappy 4spd OD auto made me want to torch it in the desert. I think the heads cracked 3 times in 18 months, and the tranny failed one year after a Ford shop rebuild. I never towed anything, no teenage boy-racers drove it, no abuse of any kind. The Service manager told me that those old, first gen OD trannies were poorly designed, and had to be modified to return to original specs. It sat for 18 months while I debated replacing the 3.0 with a 4.0 and better tranny, but ended up junking it. My family of 5 was stranded 3 times in the desert with that thing. I swore in my wrath that I'd NEVER own another Ford-and here I am with a 94 Explorer. So far, it appears to be a much better vehicle, but I'm still suspicious...:rolleyes:
       
    2. Support EF

      Join the Elite Explorers for $20

      Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself, and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.


      to hide adverts.
    3. malonzo

      malonzo New Member

      Joined:
      November 24, 2009
      Messages:
      10
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      California
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1996 aerostar xlt 4wd
      Owned a 90,short wheel base, 3.0, very useful to me... sold it and bought a 96 extended XLT AWD, I love it... All the room, plus the ability to occasionally use it to tow a 19ft bayliner on a tandem trailer, locally. Set up with dvd, drop down screen, mp3 player, for traveling with kids. has 189000 mil and still going strong until this year, cracked head(replaced) and back running, then this... trans trouble code P0715. Hate to get rid of it.
       
    4. aeromarcelo

      aeromarcelo New Member

      Joined:
      July 2, 2007
      Messages:
      5
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Buenos Aires
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '98 limited
      Hi Guys

      I recently start posted in the forum . but also with the explo that give no more than satisfactions I ownen also a Aerostar 93 Eddie Bauer AWD that give no ore than troubles , especially here in Argentina , the van is gret I fist buy because I had my mother in a wheel chair and was the option for her , but the problems started when I bought it .just to mention , I had to rebuilt theengine , transmision , a/c , stering pump ( 3 times ) alternatior, etc . the van is still in the family because I can´t sell it .a relly pain in the a....

      but I before that I relly like this van for the confort that has . but I don´t wnat any motre to put money on it

      greetings from Argentina

      MArcelo
       
    5. Glen4X4

      Glen4X4 Explorer Addict

      Joined:
      June 5, 2007
      Messages:
      5,504
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      56
      City, State:
      Lewistown, Pa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 XLS
      Transmission problem is typical, as for the alternator and power steering pump and a/c those 3 are one of those things that the life of them is unpredictable because some last a lot longer than others but if you're having trouble with rebuilt power steering pumps then I would buy brand new.
       
    6. Whitelion6

      Whitelion6 New Member

      Joined:
      December 27, 2008
      Messages:
      27
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Nanaimo Vancouver island BC
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1990 Aerostar EddyBour
      Hi, I just thought I should let you guys know that I still have my 1990 EDDY 4 litre.She still runs awesome after two yrs with about 81,000 miles. I had a new exhaust plus new tires since I last posted. She still looks the same maybe better with the new tires. Sorry I haven't posted in a while.

      Thanks, Whitelion
      [​IMG]

      [​IMG]
       
      Last edited: April 27, 2010
    7. Glen4X4

      Glen4X4 Explorer Addict

      Joined:
      June 5, 2007
      Messages:
      5,504
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      56
      City, State:
      Lewistown, Pa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 XLS
      The van looks to be in really nice shape.
       
    8. bluedragon3519

      bluedragon3519 New Member

      Joined:
      February 3, 2009
      Messages:
      11
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      chesapeake,va
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '92 Explorer XLT
      My grandma used to have a 93 aerostar.when I was 10,I used to camp out in the back seat when we went out of town.unfortunately in march of 2001,it caught on fire.cried for days.man I miss that van :(
       
    9. gab440

      gab440 New Member

      Joined:
      April 27, 2010
      Messages:
      4
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      1996 aerostare

      we bought it new 96 still have it a real work horse.
      over 300 k. it doesn't burn a drop of oil.
      Gab440
       
    10. GMalex

      GMalex New Member

      Joined:
      July 10, 2008
      Messages:
      4
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Portland, OR
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1991 Aerostar
      91 XLT AWD 4.0L Has gotten us through some bad winters.
       
    11. GHawk1954

      GHawk1954 New Member

      Joined:
      June 10, 2010
      Messages:
      2
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      IL
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      94Aerostar
      Aerostar

      Bought a new 91 Aerostar xlt, had a quarter of million miles the last I knew. Had to rebuild trans at 140,000. That was the only repair other than regular service. I bought a 94 at a auto auction and have been driving it for six years with no problems. The bottom has just about rusted out, so it's on its way out.
       
    12. Macgiobuin

      Macgiobuin Active Member

      Joined:
      June 12, 2006
      Messages:
      174
      Likes Received:
      6
      Trophy Points:
      28
      City, State:
      Northern Virginia
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      01Sp2W 00Mtr 06B3k 96Astr
      Just bought a '97 3.0 shortie with 134k on it, for $500; trans has no 1st gear, gotta start it in '2', then shift it to 'D' after 30 mph. Took the tranny out and see that the OD sprag cage melted, and it spins both ways. New one for about $55. Out, then in and fixed. Yeehah! Installed power windows, locks, and mirrors for $100; stuff from ebay. I love my Aerostar!
       
    13. 92exp4x4

      92exp4x4 Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      February 5, 2003
      Messages:
      1,286
      Likes Received:
      42
      Trophy Points:
      58
      City, State:
      Covington, Kentucky
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      92 XL 2-door and others
      I just inherited a green XLT from my grandparents. Its got some issues but the price was right! They bought a new Fusion, nice car by the way. My dad was so impressed with the quality of his van that he persuaded his dad to buy one new back in 95.

      My dad bought one new in 91 when i was a kid. I learned to drive in that one. It was gold with tan interior. My sister totaled it back in 05 when she got hit in the side by a Lincoln towncar.

      Mine needs a rear end and the airbag light is on, but the body is straight and clean with no rust anywhere. It just needs a good wash and waxing.
       
    14. DFW

      DFW New Member

      Joined:
      August 3, 2010
      Messages:
      8
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Dallas
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      93 Aerostar XL ex rwd 4L
      Hello all

      Just bought a 93 Aerostar for 500 bucks.....it has XL on the back but XLT on the paperwork. Claims to have 160,000 miles but speedo does not work...
      Runs good. sounds good...dark blue...fair body some rear bumper stuff and some fading...little rust on top in the groves...

      I dont know what the hell I bought but I have been wanting a van for running round my part of town and the tranny on my 1990 LIN Cont is slipping bad and I am tired of fixing it for awhile..

      I do not know engine size or if it is 2wd or awd...looked under it and i think rw dive only (good) and it has auto trans. middle bench seat, tinted window and the A/C has been converted to new stuff..(good)...

      I have owned old cars for years and a bunch of Fords...This could be a Blue nightmare from hell or I might fall in love........

      Guess I will go to the Ford store with my VIN number and find out what I bought..

      Best wishes,

      DFW....:salute:
       
    15. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      November 11, 2005
      Messages:
      51,402
      Likes Received:
      111
      Trophy Points:
      93
      City, State:
      Brooklyn, NY
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      88 89 93 95 96 Aerostars
    16. DFW

      DFW New Member

      Joined:
      August 3, 2010
      Messages:
      8
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Dallas
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      93 Aerostar XL ex rwd 4L
      Thanks I tried a lot of those yesterday without much luck...but
      my ins agent said XL...extended body with 2 wheel drive...

      Auto-zone said 4.0 L engine....I did not make it to the ford store but I started stopped and drove it enough today to feel a little better about it...

      LOL the adventure begins....:)

      Do these have a lot of play in the steering or do I need to check front end next?

      Thanks for you help...:salute:
       
    17. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      November 11, 2005
      Messages:
      51,402
      Likes Received:
      111
      Trophy Points:
      93
      City, State:
      Brooklyn, NY
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      88 89 93 95 96 Aerostars
    18. Per-Olov

      Per-Olov New Member

      Joined:
      August 9, 2010
      Messages:
      1
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Thousand Oaks, CA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '95 Aerostar XLT
      I have 1995 Ford Aerostar XLT
       
    19. vvv

      vvv New Member

      Joined:
      September 26, 2010
      Messages:
      7
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Moscow
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      Aerostar 4WD 95 XLT
      Greetings to all! I own already the second car
      Now at me 95 year a full drive. The excellent car!:)


      Here a photo the Moscow club Aerostarov:

      [​IMG]

      [​IMG]
       
    20. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      November 11, 2005
      Messages:
      51,402
      Likes Received:
      111
      Trophy Points:
      93
      City, State:
      Brooklyn, NY
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      88 89 93 95 96 Aerostars
    21. vvv

      vvv New Member

      Joined:
      September 26, 2010
      Messages:
      7
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Moscow
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      Aerostar 4WD 95 XLT
      Thanks! In Moscow approximately cars 30. Cost on the average 100 000 roubles (or 1000 - 5000$) Is Moscow)))))). Spare parts almost all are, many donors and China...))))

      Excuse for transfer, it is automatics))) FREE ONLINE the TRANSLATOR of TEXTS And SITES

      [​IMG]

      [​IMG]
       
    22. Malk67

      Malk67 Member

      Joined:
      March 16, 2010
      Messages:
      86
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      6
      Location:
      Salisbury
      City, State:
      North Carolina
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      96 Aerostar XLT 3.0L
      OK, gonna have to add to the thread about Sabine (my 96, 3.0). Been doing mods here and there on her, latest thing was HID headlights. Within the next two months I'm moving up to 16x7 wheels and gonna get the amp and speaker box done on her. Also I plan on converting all the lighting over to LED's (save for the head lights, fog lights & driving lights). Funny thing is on the turn,tail/brake, and reverse lights it's calling for 1156 & 1157 bulbs but she has the wedge base bulbs.

      She's has just over 244,000 miles on her and is a daily driver. If i keep my foot out of it she gets around 225-250 miles on a tank and around 430 on all highway.

      "This Ain't Your Momma's Mini-van."
       
    23. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      November 11, 2005
      Messages:
      51,402
      Likes Received:
      111
      Trophy Points:
      93
      City, State:
      Brooklyn, NY
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      88 89 93 95 96 Aerostars
    24. pfarley10

      pfarley10 New Member

      Joined:
      October 20, 2010
      Messages:
      3
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Kulpmont, Pa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      88 areostar
      My aerostar:

      I own an 88 Aerostar sport truck. 100.000 miles. I have been trying to restore the body and paint little at a time. Truck had a new trans put in at 86.000 and runs perfect. I only know about the trans because the original owner kept the records. I also had mineke install a flowmaster set of duals exhausts in it. Truck has never let me down yet. Had it for 4 yrs.
       
    25. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      November 11, 2005
      Messages:
      51,402
      Likes Received:
      111
      Trophy Points:
      93
      City, State:
      Brooklyn, NY
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      88 89 93 95 96 Aerostars
    26. pfarley10

      pfarley10 New Member

      Joined:
      October 20, 2010
      Messages:
      3
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Kulpmont, Pa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      88 areostar
      I would be happy to. It was done by a shop that specializes in duals and it is a cat back system using a Flowmaster double chamber muffler. One in two out. It was not cheap around 400.00 as I remember it. Soon as I can get things up and running I will get a picture posted. Thanks for the help earlier. Spot on. Paul
       

    Share This Page







    We Support Our Troops!