Ford. Keep Going.
Tim Garris and his trusty '94 Ford Aerostar van reach 600,000 miles on the
My 93 Ford Aerostar Starts Up After A 7 Year Sleep
Starting it to take it with me when my house gets sold once the water
damage is repaired. As I was trying to rock it out of the ground it because
it sunk in over the years I did a small burnout with it in the dirt.
By the way, doing a burnout with the door open like that. Bad idea, as you
can see that I smoked my own ass out. lol
This van has served me well. My family took me and my brother on road trips
with it and then I took it on my own road trips when I was using it
I parked it in my backyard by my storage unit in 2007 and it hasn't ran or
moved since until 1-15-2014. The reason why I parked it was because the
overdrive goes on and off until it reaches 70 mph. That and I have to add a
quart of oil to the engine before reaching 3,000 miles on an oil change.
But it survived my mother over heating it in it's early life before I owned
it. It has 271,000 miles on it and I didn't think that it was going to
start after sitting for so long with seven year old gas in the tank. But
you can see the look on my face in the video that I was impressed that it
did. Just by putting a battery in it and getting the starter to loosen up
and finally turn the engine over.
The reason why I broke the passenger side window is because the door was
stuck shut and I was trying to get it open.
Why did I park it instead of getting rid of it? Well original I was saving
it to take it to Dave's Farm and finish what ever life it had left in it
over there. But now I have a new idea. I'm going to take it to a Demolition
Derby and have fun with it before junking it. It had a good life and run
and now we party.
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4x4 MiniVan Astro Mini Van Kombi 2 Owner 42K Mile
You will NOT find a Cleaner Nice Aerostar ANYWHERE EVER
http://www.1ownercarguy.com and this van is as nice as it gets it is the
4x4 model and Needs NOTHING. I do ALOT of 1 and 2 Owner cars Trucks and
SUV's You can see almost 675 of them on My Channel Make sure and Subscribe
I add between 3 to 10 videos a week of All sorts of clean Unique classic
Cars Trucks and SUV's This is a 2 Owner Van I LOVE a 1 & 2 Owner Car truck
or SUV they most always are better maintained and cleaner this Van is Truly
AMAZING you will Absolutly LOVE this Van if this is what you are looking
for there was a time when you seen ALOT of these NOT its Unique and You
will not see another one that will even come close to the shape this van is
The Ford Aerostar is a minivan produced by Ford Motor Company for the North
American market; the first such design by Ford, it was sold from the 1986
to the 1997 model years. It was sold in both passenger van and cargo van
configurations in two body lengths with both rear wheel drive and all wheel
drive configurations. The Aerostar was sold only under the Ford brand; the
first minivan sold by the Lincoln-Mercury division was the 1993 Mercury
Villager. Production was ended after the 1997 model year after its
replacement by the Windstar in the 1995 model year; both product lines were
sold from 1995-1997. The role of the Aerostar cargo van was left unfilled
until the 2010 introduction of the Transit Connect.
The aerodynamic styling (.37 coefficient of drag) resembled the Ford Taurus
introduced alongside it for 1986. An early commercial ad campaign compared
the side profile of the Aerostar to that of the NASA Space Shuttle. For
much of its later life, the Aerostar would be marketed as part of Ford's
For 1992, the Aerostar received minor design changes on the exterior to
improve its aerodynamics. Although no sheetmetal was changed, the Aerostar
now had an updated front end. To live up to the "aero" part of its name,
the sealed-beam headlamps were replaced by replaceable-bulb composite
units. The front turn signal lenses changed from all-amber to mostly clear.
The grille insert was changed yet again, moving the Ford logo from the
center to the top third of the grille. This was done to match the similarly
redesigned Econoline and the then-new Explorer. The Aerostar's distinctive
A-pillar windows were blacked out further to look slightly smaller. On XLT
wagons, two-tone paint was an option; instead of the Eddie Bauer tan,
silver was the typical accent color. On vans with two-tone paint, bumpers
were now painted completely body-color; gray bumpers were still fitted to
single-color Aerostars. 1992 also marked the introduction of plastic wheel
Other changes were made as Ford introduced new safety features to the
Aerostar. The interior received a major redesign as Ford added a driver
airbag as standard equipment; 3-point seatbelts on all outboard seats were
also added. With the addition of the airbag, Ford took the opportunity to
make major changes to the dashboard. The design and layout of the controls
was changed to improve ergonomics, while the gauge panel, climate controls,
and other minor controls (wipers, headlights) were replaced with parts
common to other Ford vehicles. The gear selector for the automatic
transmission moved from the floor to the steering column; a floor console
with cup holders and a coin holder took its place. In Aerostars with analog
instruments, a digital odometer was added. The placement of the radio
controls stayed the same, but the faceplate was updated from the mid-1980s
As with the 1986-1991 model, the Aerostar was offered in a cargo van and
three different trim levels for the 7-passenger minivan. The XL, XLT, and
Eddie Bauer were carried over. An exception is 1997, the final year; all
versions except the XLT and the cargo van were discontinued. The standard
engine for second-generation Aerostars is the 3.0L Vulcan V6 with the
option of the 4.0L Cologne V6. All-wheel drive was continued as an option
through the end of production
I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor
Ford Aerostar Actuator Rod Repair
Shows how to remove a steering wheel and replace an actuator rod on a 1996
Ford Aerostar AWD XLT. This is an intense repair and it is important to
have all required tools before starting otherwise you can easily get stuck
and require a tow truck and a mechanic to complete the repair process.
If your vehicle won't turn off (turned on, but now turning the key is doing
nothing) and you have a Ford (I can't say all Ford owners will be able to
use this advice) then pull the ignition switch out (first thing shown on
the video is the ignition switch hanging right below the air bag power
connector) and pull that metal pin sticking up towards you. This will turn
off your vehicle.
These Are The Worst Fords In History. Sorry Henry -- AFTER/DRIVE
Everyone's been celebrating Henry Ford's 150th birthday by talking about
the successes of the company he founded. What about the, well not so much.
With Leo Parente, whose stories of working for Ford during the 1970s are
worth the price of admission.
How To Install A Ford Aux Input Into The Stock Premium Stereo
Tutorial on integrating a line in 3.5mm jack into a OEM Ford Premium
(non-amplified) factory radio. Requires about $9 in parts and basic
electronic skills. This will work on many Ranger, Mustang, F150, Explorer and Taurus
Audio systems from 1989 to 2001 . Listen to your ipod on the stock system!
Only works with the externally amplified / JBL configuration.
Imporved Ford Aerostar driving video
Well, today I had the chance to make a better driving vid of the Aerostar.
Its just around the house, but still. I love this van, it just floats over
any bump!! And the 4.0l v6 just runs. Cool!
Aeropar, the Ford Aerostar with the 318 Dodge V8 in it does a quick flyby.
Yeah, I know the video and audio quality is not so hot, but it's the only
camera I have, so no snarky comments okay?
V8 Aerostar ( 5.0 HO )
Ford should have made a V8 Aerostar. I got 5 mpg better than the 2.8L V6
5-spd, it sounds better, and its more fun to drive (power). Sitting 1 ½
inches lower with large swaybars made it handle like a car. I've had A LOT
of fun with this van, now it's time for a change. If you ever get a chance
to be part of the Hot Rod Power Tour I highly recommend it. It doesnt
matter if you do the long haul or just one venue, you wont regret it or