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.
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.
Ford Steering Column Actuator Repair Step 1: Removal
Video 1 of 3. Sorry for the bad resolution but my camera was messing up on
me this day. You can still watch and learn just fine though. This video
shows everything you need to remove the housing and other parts on your
steering column. Please watch my other videos for tools and ideas you will
need for installation.
Replacing a Rack & Pinion Type Inner Tie Rod DIY
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channel & SUBSCRIBE for more DIY auto repair videos. This is a video
showing how to replace an inner tie rod on a rack and pinion equipped
vehicle. This on is a 1997 Ford Explorer 2 wheel drive. I made a brief
reference to a zip tie on the video & didn't explain myself. I used a zip
tie in place of the inner bellows boot clamp on the rack.
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
Ford Steering Column Actuator Repair Step 3: Assembly
This is video 3 of 3. Welcome to the assembly. In this video I will show
you how to completely reinstall all of your steering column components. I
hope these video help you. It wish these videos would have been around a
long time ago it would have made things much easier for me. If I can save
one person some money my job is done. Thanks for watching. Don't forget to
subscribe if this helps you out any. Let me know if you have any questions!
1989 Ford F250 ignition lock rod replacement
Some one borrowed the truck and when they couldn't get there key out they
forced it and broke the rod. I modified the rod so I could get it in
without taking it apart. Then I watched another video and saw that I could
have just cut the rod shorter.
Removing Ford Steering Wheel
Disable the airbag before you start:
How to remove the steering wheel from 1994-1996 ford trucks. 1994 bronco
1992-1993broncos and f150s +1992-1997 F250s and F350s asre similar but do
not contain the airbag or any of it's associated components.
steering steer clock spring wheel spin remove replace pull puller advance
auto parts autozone get in the zone wrench disarm airbag disconnect pulled
shaft crank socket 15 mil yank careful do it right stupid fix repair harbor
V8-Powered Ford Aerostar
This is a little project my Dad and I cobbled together as a way to find a
use for a spare 318 we had, and a the rolling chassis of a 92' Aerostar
after it's stock V6 bit the dust. Unless I'm mistaken, it's the only
Mopar-powered Ford minivan in the world. We've taken to calling it the