by shortcircuited on Aug 11, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3dr Ext Minivan
I bought this van cheap, and for the most part it has been very useful for people carrying and hauling. But I have had many electrical problems, starting with headlights that only worked intermittently; turned out that was a faulty wiring harness at the switch. Then the items operated from the steering column failed one-by-one (air bag light staying on, cruise control stopped working, same with horn, turn signals, wipers). I had the "clockspring" replaced and all work fine now. Then the driver's side door window failed gradually; replaced switch and motor. Now, there has been a series of ignition system failures that are stumping my auto electrician. When will it end!
by cooperstar on Mar 10, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3dr Ext Minivan
Purchased my Aerostar as an in-between vehicle. Recently had family addition and needed room for family of five. This was a quick purchase without much thought. Have had to make several repairs since owning but have grown to love the vehicle. Replaced front axle, lower control joints, brakes, resealed windows, thermostat, water pump, shift control cable, middle bench seat, third door panel and radio. Even after all that it still cheaper than purchasing a newer van. With the exception of a pesky oil/transmission leak, which I will take care of soon, we have come to appreciate the van, especially the full time all wheel drive.
by GaveItAway on Mar 23, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3dr Ext Minivan
In 90,000 miles over 9 years I had to
fix the air conditioning three times
(very expensive!), the ignition lock
failed, the power steering pump failed,
the brakes had to be redone twice, the
power windows would not lower the
windows fully without me pushing down
on the glass, the sliding door would
occasionally jam in the open position.
I finally donated the van to charity
because it was cheaper than fixing the
A/C one more time!
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