1996 FORD Aerostar

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

6 Recalls for 1996 FORD Aerostar

Recall Date Component Summary
November 13, 1997 POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ALL WHEEL DRIVE PASSENGER MINIVANS. THESE VEHICLES CAN DEVELOP POWERTRAIN BENDING RESONANCE OR TRANSFER CASE OUTPUT SHAFT BUSHING DISPLACEMENT. THE POWERTRAIN BENDING RESONANCE OR THE OUTPUT SHAFT BUSHING DISPLACEMENT CAN RESULT IN STRUCTURAL FAILURE OF THE TRANSMISSION AND/OR TRANSFER CASE. FLUID EXPLUSION, DRIVESHAFT SEPARATION OR LOSS OF VEHICLE DRIVE CAN RESULT.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW TRANSFER CASE REAR OUTPUT SHAFT BUSHING AND AN ALUMINUM DRIVESHAFT WILL BE INSTALLED.

April 8, 1998 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:ROTOR

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET BRAKE ROTORS FOR USE ON CERTAIN FORD AND MAZDA TRUCKS. CRACKED CASTINGS CAUSED CRACKS TO APPEAR ON THE OUTER DIAMETER OF THE ROTOR HAT OR AROUND THE STUD HOLE.

Remedy:

AIMCO WILL REIMBURSE CONSUMERS/INSTALLERS FOR THE COST OF REPLACEMENT ROTORS AND INSTALLATION. CONSUMERS ARE REQUESTED TO RETURN TO THE LOCATION WHERE THE ROTORS WERE ORIGINALLY PURCHASED/INSTALLED FOR REPLACEMENT.

August 29, 1996 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

THE CERTIFICATION LABELS ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES HAS INCORRECT REAR TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE DESIGNATIONS. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 120, “TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS.”

Remedy:

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH CORRECT CERTIFICATION LABELS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLING THESE LABELS. DEALERS CAN INSTALL THIS LABEL IF THE OWNER SO DESIRES.

April 22, 1996 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

WHEN IN THE SECONDARY LATCHED POSITION, THE DRIVER DOOR LATCHES MAY OPEN WHEN SUBJECTED TO TRANSVERSE LOADS LESS THAN THAT SPECIFIED IN FMVSS NO. 206, “DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS.”

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE DRIVER DOOR LATCH.

March 13, 2006 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

CERTAIN AFTERMARKET BRAKE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDERS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT BRAKE CYLINDERS FOR CERTAIN FORD, DAIMLERCHRYSLER, AND JEEP PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE BRAKE CYLINDERS WERE SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF NAPA, RAYBESTOS, AIMCO, AC DELCO, CARQUEST, BENDIX, AND WAGNER. ONLY PRODUCTS THAT WERE MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 27, 2005 THROUGH JANUARY 17, 2006 (DATE CODES 0529 THROUGH 0602) ARE SUBJECT TO THIS RECALL. WHEN SUBJECT TO VERY COLD TEMPERATURES, AN INTERNAL SEAL IN THE MASTER CYLINDER COULD LOSE FLEXIBILITY AND MAY CAUSE BRAKE FLUID TO LEAK.

Remedy:

AFFINIA (BRAKE PARTS, INC.) WILL REPLACE THE SUBJECT BRAKE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 20, 2006. OWNERS CAN CONTACT AFFINA GROUP CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-323-0354.

February 9, 1999 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH A HIGHER THAN SPECIFIED ELECTRICAL LOAD THROUGH THE ACCESSORY POWER FEED CIRCUIT. THE POTENTIAL FOR CONTACT BETWEEN THE B2 (BATTERY), A2 (ACCESSORY), AND P1 (PROOF) CIRCUITS CAN OCCUR, CREATING A SHORT CIRCUIT, ALLOWING CURRENT TO FLOW THROUGH THE GROUND WIRE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A JUMPER HARNESS WITH A RELAY WHICH WILL RE-ROUTE AND ACTIVATE ALL A2 ACCESSORIES THROUGH THE RELAY.

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5 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 FORD Aerostar

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Date Component  
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air conditioning/heat
electrical/battery
fuel system
engine

108 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 FORD Aerostar

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Date Component  
STRUCTURE:BODY | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11317548
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11019124
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10662582
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10425204
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10208767
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10155593
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT | POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:UNIVERSAL JOINT
ODI Number: 10156967
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 10118477
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 10109307
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 10100044
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10091293
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 10075653
POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
ODI Number: 10067683
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 10044646
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 10039066
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 10039044
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 10031229
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 10033205
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 10005362
WHEELS
ODI Number: 9000722
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 8015295
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 8018497
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 8014952
WHEELS
ODI Number: 8007666
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
ODI Number: 8000871
WHEELS
ODI Number: 8001780
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 8001038
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10175900
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 984849
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 899575
WHEELS
ODI Number: 897132
WHEELS
ODI Number: 891477
WHEELS
ODI Number: 863526
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 861585
WHEELS
ODI Number: 855645
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 850173
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 852211
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
ODI Number: 851855
SEATS
ODI Number: 854804
STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 845709
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 847591
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
ODI Number: 837448
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 838544
STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM
ODI Number: 842489
PARKING BRAKE
ODI Number: 842423
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 837627
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH
ODI Number: 837922
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
ODI Number: 830696
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 828751
STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 824082
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
ODI Number: 824067
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
ODI Number: 823961
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 820959
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 823249
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 822792
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS | STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM
ODI Number: 815981
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 813142
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 815490
STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM
ODI Number: 815835
SEATS
ODI Number: 815367
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 816537
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 810149
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW | AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 810323
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 802774
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
ODI Number: 804381
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 800473
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 800378
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 781009
TIRES
ODI Number: 764493
WHEELS
ODI Number: 756355
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 756320
WHEELS
ODI Number: 751547
TIRES
ODI Number: 744937
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER | WHEELS
ODI Number: 744217
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 743038
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 740741
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 730166
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 725691
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 721375
WHEELS
ODI Number: 717531
WHEELS
ODI Number: 709281
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM
ODI Number: 706692
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:PADS
ODI Number: 704571
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
ODI Number: 701665
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
ODI Number: 605655
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 605836
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 603777
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP
ODI Number: 603777
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 603777
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 603777
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
ODI Number: 603733
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 605405
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 605130
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 605079
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 604440
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 602799
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 602982
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 602648
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
ODI Number: 602648
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 548195
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
ODI Number: 545792
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 545095
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 544123
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
ODI Number: 536914
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
ODI Number: 535327
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
ODI Number: 534103
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 721200
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 704000
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2 Investigations for 1996 FORD Aerostar

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
POWER TRAIN
POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

93 Service Alerts for 1996 FORD Aerostar

Date Description
September 2, 2002 125100 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ

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March 17, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FUEL ECONOMY- CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS VERSUS VEHICLE USAGE. *JD

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November 15, 1996 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPLACING DIAGNOSED FAILED PARTS. *TW

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November 27, 1996 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

1996-1997 AEROSTAR INTERIOR TRIM PANELS ARE OCCASIONALLY BEING REPORTED WITH ISSUES OF DAMAGE/DELAMINATION/HOLES. *TW

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November 1, 1996 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

COLD ENGINE KNOCK/TICK NOISE. *TW

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November 1, 1996 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, CODE P030X, WITH NO DRIVEABILITY COMPLAINT. *TW

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October 4, 1996 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

LACK OF COOLING DUE TO COMPLETE LOSS OF CHARGE. MAY HAVE A MACHINING DEFECT IN THE HIGH PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE. *TT

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May 3, 1999 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

FORD MOTOR COMPANY NOW RECOMMENDS SAE 5W-30 VISCOSITY GRADE FOR SERVICING ANY FORD GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLE REGARDLESS OF MODEL YEAR. *TT

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October 22, 2002 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

INCORRECTLY INSTALLED GEAR DRIVEN CAMSHAFT POSITION (CMP) SENSOR SYNCHRONIZER ASSEMBLIES CAUSING SURGE, LOST OF POWER, MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1336, P1309 AND P0340. *TT

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February 16, 1998 162200 STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS

FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS MADE OF XENOY PLASTIC HAVE HAD THE CONDUCTIVE PRIMER REMOVED FROM SERVICE PARTS. *YC

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September 17, 2001 103800 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH

BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK.*JB

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November 13, 2000 103600 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

SUBJECT REGARDING CONTAMINATION FROM PRIOR TRANSMISSION CONCERNS OR EXCESS WEAR MAY BE TRAPPED IN THE TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLING SYSTEM. *TT

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July 26, 1999 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON THE NEW FLUSH AND FILL TOOL AVAILABLE THROUGH ROTUNDA. *TT

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September 2, 1997 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

EXPERIENCING A “THUMPING” NOISE OR TEMPEATURE GAUGE FLUCTATION WITH SOME VEHICLES. *YC

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April 13, 1998 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

EXPERIENCING A WHINING / BUZZING NOISE IN THE SPEAKERS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT RADIO OR TWO-WAY RADIO. *TT

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April 27, 1998 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON A NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHART. *YC

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May 1, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

3.0L VEHICLES SETTING MISFIRE CODES P0300-P0306 SHOULD BE SERVICED USING NORMAL DIAGNOSTICS. *TW

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May 1, 1997 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

AEROSTAR E4WD MODELS MAY EXPERIENCE FRONT AXLE LUBRICANT LEAKAGE FROM THE VENT TUBE UNDER SOME DRIVING CONDITIONS. *TW

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May 1, 1997 138000 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

THE AIR OPERATED COOLING FAN MAYU RUN CONTINUOUSLY IF THE ENGINE ECM FAN CONTROL PARAMETERS ARE SET INCORRECTLY. *TW

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February 1, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

RECALL 96E58 – LOW VOLUME RECALL – 229 VEHICLES INVOLVED – REISSUE OF RECALL DOCUMENTATION TO DEALERS. *TW

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January 23, 1997 062300 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS

4.0L EQUIPPED VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE TEMPERATURE GAUGE FLUCTUATION THAT MAY BE ACCOMPNIED WITH A THUMPING NOISE OR FEEL IN THE COOLANT HOSES WITH THE ENGINE AT NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE. *JD

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November 23, 1998 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

INFORMATION REGARDING REPLACEMENT AND / OR REPAIRS ON ANY LOCK COMPONENT. *YC

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November 18, 1996 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

WIRING – ELECTRICAL DIODE IDENTIFICATION AND SERVICE REPLACEMENTS. *TW

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November 23, 1998 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

CONCERNS WITH FRONT DRIVE AXLE FLUID MAY LEAK OUT OF THE VENT UNDER SOME DRIVING MODES ON SOME VEHICLES. *YC

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January 23, 1997 062300 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS

4.0L EQUIPPED VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE TEMPERATURE GAUGE FLUCTUATION THAT MAY BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A THUMPING NOISE OR FEEL IN THE COOLANT HOSE WITH THE ENGINE AT NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE. *JD

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January 19, 1998 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

SUBJECT REGARDING A NEW SERVICE CENTER SUPPORT THAT USES A THRUST BEARING (#3 AND #4) IN PLACE OF THRUST WASHERS HAS BEEN RELEASED. *TT

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January 19, 1998 034530 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

SUBJECT REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT. *TT

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March 18, 1998 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

SERVICE TIP INFORMATION REGARDING ELIMINATION OF SANDING ROTORS AND DRUMS. *YC

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October 21, 1996 185000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

LONG CRANK – STICKING IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) VALVE – VEHICLES BUILT FROM 11/1/94 THROUGH 3/30/96 -STALL – AFTER STARTING WHEN ENGINE ALLOWED TO SOAK FROM 1-4 HOURS – STICKING IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) VALVE. *TW

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October 21, 1996 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

BRAKES – ELIMINATION OF SANDING ROTORS AND DRUMS – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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November 18, 1996 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

TORQUE CONVERTER – LEAK TEST PROCEDURE – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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April 1, 2000 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION REGARDING PUMP ALIGNMENT TOOLS. **MR

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December 2, 1996 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ENGINE – 4.0L – NEW TORQUE-TO-YIELD CONNECTING ROD FASTENERS. *TW

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December 2, 1996 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE -REPROGRAM POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) – SERVICE PROCEDURES – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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March 18, 1998 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE. *YC

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September 1, 1999 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

INFORMATION REGARDING CAMSHAFT POSITION (CMP) SENSOR ALIGNMENT TOOL CHART. *MJS

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September 1, 1999 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

SOME SERVICE MANUALS MAY LIST THE INCORRECT CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR ALIGNMENT TOOL FOR VEHICLES WITH VARIOUS ENGINE SIZES. *TT

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September 20, 1999 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

INFORMATION FOR SERVICING AND DIAGNOSING BRAKE VIBRATION, BRAKE INSPECTION, AND BRAKE FRICTION MATERIAL REPLACEMENT. *TT

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November 10, 1997 113000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

VEHICLES EXHIBITING A “SQUEAKING” OR “CHIRPING” FROM THE BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW BLOWER MOTOR SPEEDS. *YC

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June 25, 2001 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ON SOME VEHICLES, ENGINE OIL MAY CONTINUE TO LEAK FROM THE ENGINE OIL PAN GASKET AREA AFTER AN ENGINE OIL PAN GASKET REPAIR HAS BEEN PERFORMED. *TT

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January 2, 1997 114400 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, SEVERAL MEGAFUSES ARE USED. NOW HAS A NEW PLASTIC COVER. *JD

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November 1, 1996 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR SERVICING EVAPORATIVE EMISSION PURGE FLOW SYSTEM. *TW

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November 12, 1996 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPLACING DIAGNOSED FAILED COMPONENT. *TW

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February 10, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

FD 1460 ENGINES – NON-FUNCTIONING AIR INTAKE HEATERS – ENSURE THAT THE DIAGNOSTIC SWITCH IS IN OFF POSITION. *TW

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February 11, 1997 131000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

WINDSHIELD CRACKS. *TW

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October 1, 1995 036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE BECAUSE IT MAY BE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE RUBBER MATERIAL USED IN THE DISC BRAKE SYSTEM. IF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE IS USED TO LUBRICATE ANY PAR

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March 18, 1998 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS SERVICE TIPS WHEN SERVICING ANY BRAKE RELATED ROUGHNESS / PULL CONCERNS. *TT

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June 28, 1999 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

CONDITIONS WITH THE BRAKE LAMPS INADVERTENTLY DISABLING THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *TT

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August 1, 1999 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN ENGINE NOISE WHICH MAY BE PERCEIVED BY THE CUSTOMER AS A PISTON / CONNECTING ROD BEARING KNOCK. *TT

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March 8, 1999 100000 POWER TRAIN

INFORMATION REGARDING REPROGRAMMING POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULES (PCMS). *TT

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March 8, 1999 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

INFORMATION REGARDING REPROGRAMMING POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULES (PCMS). *TT

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November 10, 2003 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

LOW LINE PRESSURE READING AT WIDE OPEN THROTTLE (WOT), SLIPPING SHIFTS AND / OR DELAYED ENGAGEMENTS WITH POSSIBLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0732, P0733, P1762 SET ON VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 12/1/2001. *TT

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April 13, 1998 190000 TIRES

INFORMATION ON TIRE COMPANY TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE. *YC

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August 17, 1998 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

LOCKS FAILED. YD

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March 2, 1998 045300 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:ROTOR

AVAILABILITY OF HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT. *YC

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February 3, 1997 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

AIR CONDITIONING- R-134A TRACER DYE INSTALLED IN A/C SYSTEM AND THREE O-RING SPRING LOCK COUPLERS- SERVICE TIP. *JD

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February 1, 1997 116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

MISFIRE CODES P0300-P0306. *TW

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October 1, 1996 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

2.5L DURATEC ENGINE EXCHANGES NO LONGER INCLUDE FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE COMPONENT, OIL LEVEL INDICATOR, WATER PUMP BELT/TENSIONER, EGR TUBE, LINKSHAFT BRACKET OR EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. *TT

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October 1, 1996 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

FOR CONCERNS OF STALLING, REFLASH PCM W/ 1996 CALIBRATION (R11 LEVEL). *TT

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October 16, 1996 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

CONCERNS OF A/C GOING TO DEFROST MODE WHEN CLIMBING GRADES OR ACCELERATING ARE LIKELY CAUSED BY VACUUM LEAKS. *TT

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December 7, 1998 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS RELEASED A NEW ELECTRICAL GREASE ( F8AZ – 19G208-AA ) TO REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF MOISTURE CORROSION AT THE TERMINALS. *YC

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January 23, 1997 220000 SEATS

INTERIOR TRIM PANELS ARE OCCASIONALLY BEING REPORTED WITH ISSUES OF DAMAGE/DELAMINATION/HOLES. *JD

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March 18, 1998 034530 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT FROM ROTUNDA IS NOW APPROVED FOR WARRANTY AND SERVICE USE. *YC

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October 12, 1998 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

EXPERIENCING A ” BUZZING ” OR ” RATTLING ” NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *YC

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September 6, 1999 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SERVICE TIP INFORMATION ON REVISED OIL PAN GASKET REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT

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May 3, 1999 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

SUBJECT REGARDING DOOR TRIM PANEL REPLACEMENT – SERVICE TIP. *TT

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March 17, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BLOWER MOTOR- “CHIRPING” OR “SQUEAKING” FROM BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW SPEEDS. *JD

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July 21, 2003 103600 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER – SERVICE TIPS. 2003 ESCORT AND SUPER DUTY F SERIES INCLUDED. *TT

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March 31, 1997 061200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

FUEL INJECTION PUMP- BOSCH- SERVICE INFORMATION FOR FD1060/1460 DIESEL ENGINES. *JD

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January 2, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

COLD ENGINE KNOCK/TICK NOISE. *JD

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April 29, 2002 100000 POWER TRAIN

SOME VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 9/15/2001 MAY EXHIBIT LOW LINE PRESSURE READINGS WHILE IN DRIVE, NO 2ND GEAR, NO 3RD GEAR, NO ENGINE BRAKING IN MANUAL 1ST AND SLIPPING SHIFTS AND / OR DELAYED ENGAGEMENTS. *TT

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November 23, 1998 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

MASS AIR FLOW (MAF)- SENSOR CONTAMINATION- SERVICE TIP. *AK

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March 25, 1996 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

WHEN REPLACING AN INTERNAL WIRING HARNESS ON 4R44E/4R55E TRANSMISSIONS BUILT BEFORE 11/30/95 WITH A NEW HARNESS, THE FLUID PAN MUST BE REPLACED ALSO. FAILURE TO CHANGE OVER OR CONVERT THE FLUID PAN MAY RESULT IN A TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK

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March 25, 1996 010000 STEERING

EXPERIENCING A RAPPING OR CLANGING NOISE WHEN THE STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED RAPIDLY OR WHEN TURNING ON A BUMPY ROAD SURFACE. *TT

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October 21, 1996 131000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

WINDSHIELD AND INTERIOR GLASS – FOG/FILM. *TW

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September 2, 2002 032100 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ

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March 3, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

FLUID- TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *JD

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June 14, 1999 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS RELEASED A PRIVATE LABELED MATERIAL TO BE USED FOR IRON PARTICLE / ACID RAIN SERVICE REPAIRS. *TT

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June 14, 1999 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

EXPERIENCING A WHINE / BUZZ TYPE NOISE IN THE SPEAKERS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT RADIO OR TWO-WAY RADIO ON VEHICLES WITH AN IN-TANK ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP. *TT

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March 1, 1999 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

INFORMATION ON SERVICING OIL PAN GASKET LEAKS. *TT

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December 10, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

ENGINE OIL SYSTEM PRIMING PROCEDURES, SERVICE TIPS FOR REPORTS OF PREMATURE ENGINE FAILURE. *TT

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October 1, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 4.0L OHV ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT AN ENGINE NOISE WHICH MAY BE PERCEIVED BY THE CUSTOMER AS A PISTON / ONNECTING ROD BEARING KNOCK. *TT

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August 1, 1999 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN ENGINE NOISE WHICH MAY BE PERCEIVED BY THE CUSTOMER AS A PISTON / CONNECTING ROD BEARING KNOCK. *TT

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March 30, 1998 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

INFORMATION ON A BUZZING OR RATTLE NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TT

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September 1, 1995 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

ON TRANSMISSIONS BUILT BEFORE 6/20/95 (FIG 1) AN EXTENDED SHIFT AND A HIGHER ENGINE RPM THAN EXPECTED AND/OR NO SHIFT CONDITION, POSSIBLY ALONG WITH A FLASHING ‘O/D OFF’ LAMP AND/OR THE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) LISTED ABOVE, MAY OCC

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March 18, 1998 354600 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR TOWING BEHIND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES. *TT

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December 16, 1996 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ENGINE – 4.0L – TORQUE-TO-YIELD (TTY) CRANKSHAFT DAMPER BOLT. *TW

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December 16, 1996 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

BRAKES – BRAKE SERVICE – SERVICE TIPS. *TW

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December 16, 1996 171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

SLIDING DOOR – DAMAGED OR MISADJUSTED LATCH MECHANISM. *TW

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December 16, 1996 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

TRANSAXLE – TORQUE CONVERTER REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES AND TORQUE CONVERTER/TRANSAXLE COOLING SYSTEM CLEANING PROCEDURES – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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October 1, 1996 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

INFORMATION FOR WHEN DIAGNOSING CONCERNS W/ FACTORY INSTALLED CELLULAR PHONES. *TT

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February 17, 1997 160000 STRUCTURE

FRAME- RIVET REPLACEMENT WITH BOLTS- SERVICE TIPS. *JD

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November 11, 2002 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ENGINE-GEAR DRIVEN SYNCHRONIZERS-INCORRECT INSTALLATION-CAMSHAFT POSITION SYNCHRONIZER (CMP) INSTALLATION TOOL CORRECT APPLICATION. *MJ

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1996 FORD Aerostar

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