1997 FORD Aerostar

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

5 Recalls for 1997 FORD Aerostar

Recall Date Component Summary
December 26, 2000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L ENGINES. AN ACCELERATOR CABLE WAS KINKED DURING INSTALLATION, CAUSING THE CORE WIRES TO EVENTUALLY FRAY.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW ACCELERATOR CABLE.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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4 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1997 FORD Aerostar

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Date Component  
OTHER (identify in Problem Description Box)
transmission
wheel/axle
transmission

65 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1997 FORD Aerostar

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Date Component  
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11363588
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11363588
ENGINE | WHEELS
ODI Number: 10659389
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10350538
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10275026
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10222447
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK
ODI Number: 10130062
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 10129732
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 10074110
POWER TRAIN | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10070676
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 10059385
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10049874
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 10031918
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 10034255
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 10029395
POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
ODI Number: 10017214
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
ODI Number: 8016938
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR | SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 8005538
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 8000793
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 893379
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 885707
INTERIOR LIGHTING | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 882647
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
ODI Number: 881534
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 868378
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 867831
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
ODI Number: 864248
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 853851
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 843335
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT | POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
ODI Number: 845887
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 849023
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 838954
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 837746
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 829445
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 828006
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM
ODI Number: 827610
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 826124
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 827899
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 818956
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT | POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM
ODI Number: 754709
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 744550
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 743850
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC | STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM | SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
ODI Number: 740683
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 726123
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 720605
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 720686
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ODI Number: 719234
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 702515
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 701121
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 701375
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 609433
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS | STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP
ODI Number: 606419
TIRES
ODI Number: 606759
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 554544
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ODI Number: 548952
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 546060
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 545333
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 543351
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 543351
WHEELS
ODI Number: 543196
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 544461
AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 542552
TIRES
ODI Number: 539049
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 529534
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 529366
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 527820
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2 Investigations for 1997 FORD Aerostar

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

94 Service Alerts for 1997 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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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 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

SERVICE TIPS FOR SURFACE DEFECT REMOVAL WITHOUT REPAINTING. *YC

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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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February 16, 1998 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

REPAIRS TO VINYL COVERED SURFACES. *YC

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October 1, 1996 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED W/ AN AX4S TRANSAXLE MAY HAVE BEEN SHIPPED W/ A LOW TRANSAXLE FLUID LEVEL. *TT

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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 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

ENGINES MAY EXHIBIT A DRIVEABILITY CONCERN DESCRIBED AS A SURGE/BUCK/JERK OR HESITATION. *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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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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January 23, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

THE VEHICLES WILL SHIFT 1,2,3,4,5 REGARDLESS OF THROTTLE POSITION. *JD

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January 23, 1997 061200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

BLOCK HEATERS MAY EXPERIENCE COOLANT LEAKS DUE TO INTERFERENCE WITH THE BLOCK. *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 061200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

SOME 4.0L ENGINES WITH BLOCK HEATERS MAY EXPERIENCE COOLANT LEAKS DUE TO INTERFERENCE WITH THE BLOCK. *JD

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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 23, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

THE VEHICLE WILL SHIFT 1,2,3,4,5 REGARDLESS OF THROTTLE POSTION. *JD

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January 23, 1997 103800 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH

AS OF 1/7/97 THE AUTOMATIC SHIFT LOCK FEATURE TAG THAT WAS AFFIXED AROUND THE GEAR SELECTOR, HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR PRODUTION. *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 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

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

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November 18, 1996 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

TRANSMISSION – E40D – 4R70W – 4R44E – 5R55E – NEW DIGITAL TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR – DIAGNOSIS 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 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

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

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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 4, 1997 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

DISCHARGED BATTERIES MAY BE CAUSED BY INTERMITTENT ELECTRICAL DRAW DIFFICULT TO DUPLICATE. *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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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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March 16, 1998 105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

CONCERNS WITH A WHISTLING OR HISSING NOISE FROM THE MAIN CONTROL AREA OCCURING WHILE IDLING IN DRIVE AND / OR REVERSE ON SOME VEHICLES. *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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March 2, 1998 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

SOME DIFFICULTY IN MATCHING THE TEXTURE OF THE OEM ANTI-CHIP STONE ABRASION MATERIAL TO RPAIR MATERIALS WHEN SERVICING. *YC

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May 1, 1997 036400 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:ABS WARNING LIGHT

ENGINEERING IS INVESTIGATING CONDITIONS THAT CAUSE THE ABS LIGHT (RABS) TO ILLUMINATE. *TW

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May 1, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

SERVICING TIP – TRANSMISSION – THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT SIZE DIRECT CLUTCH STEEL PLATES WHEN SERVICING 4R44E OR 5R55E TRANSMISSIONS. *TW

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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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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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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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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 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

ISSUES REGAREDING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES ( DTCS ) P0705, P0708, P1704, AND / OR P1705 MAY BE STORED IN MEMORY. *YC

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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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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 185000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

A ROUGH IDLE, STALLING AT AN IDLE AND/OR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0171, P0174, AND/OR P1151 MAY BE STORED IN MEMORY ON SOME VEHICLES WITH A 4.OL ENGINE. *YC

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

BRAKES – BRAKE SERVICE – SERVICE TIPS. *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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May 1, 1997 036400 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:ABS WARNING LIGHT

ENGINEERING IS INVESTIGATING CONCERNS OF THE REAR ABS LIGHT COMING ON WHEN THE IGNITION IS IN THE ON POSITION.

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May 1, 1997 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

UPDATE INFORMATION FOR 1997 4R44E AND 5R55E TRANSMISSIONS – THERE ARE TWO (2) DIFFERENT SIZE DIRECT CLUTCH STEEL PLATES WHEN SERVICING 4R44E OR 5R55E TRANSMISSIONS. *TW

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February 1, 1997 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

DISCHARGED BATTERIES ON 97 AEROSTARS MAY BE CAUSED BY AN INTERMITTENT ELECTRICAL DRAW THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT T DUPLICATE. *JD

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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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1997 FORD Aerostar

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