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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

Computer Relearn Procedures -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1999-2002 -> 2003-04 -> Automatic Data Transfer -> Except 1999-2002 -> Manual Data Entry -> Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aerostar 4.0 V6 GAS

Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

Except 1999-2002

Disconnect negative battery cable for a minimum of five minutes. After clearing memory, it is required to drive vehicle a minimum of 10 miles to allow PCM time to relearn operating strategy.

1999-2002
Automatic Data Transfer
  • Prior to removing old PCM, connect a suitably programmed scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC).
  • Follow scan tool manufacturers' instructions to download data from old PCM.
  • Install new PCM and connect scan tool to DLC.
  • Follow scan tool manufactur...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Troubleshooting -> Brake Rattle -> Brake Roughness or Chatter; Pedal Pumping -> Caliper Brake Fluid Leak -> Excessive Pedal Effort -> Excessive Pedal Travel -> Heavy Brake Drag -> No Braking When Pedal Is Depressed -> Pull, Uneven or Grabbing Brakes -> Rear Brakes Locking On Application
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aerostar 4.0 V6 GAS

Excessive Pedal Travel

  • Worn brake lining.
  • Shoe and lining knock back after cornering or rough road travel.
  • Piston and shoe and lining assembly not properly seated or positioned.
  • Air leak or insufficient fluid in system or caliper.
  • Loose wheel bearing adjustment.
  • Damaged or worn caliper piston seal.
  • Improper booster pushrod adjustment.
  • Shoe out of flat more than .005 inch.
  • Rear brake automatic adjusters inoperative.
  • Improperly ground rear brake shoe and lining assemblies.

Brake Roughness or Chatter; Pedal Pumping

  • Excessive lateral runout of rotor.
  • Rotor excessively out of parallel.

Excessive P...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Diesel Engines & Villager
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aerostar 4.0 V6 GAS

The fuel system remains under high pressure even when the engine is not running. This residual pressure must be relieved before servicing the fuel system. To avoid injury or fire, release pressure from the fuel system before disconnecting any fuel line.

The fuel system pressure must be relieved prior to disconnecting fuel lines to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more while it relearns its adaptive strategy.

On model...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble -> Double Cardan -> Single Cardan, Flange Yoke -> Single Cardan, Slip Yoke
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aerostar 4.0 V6 GAS

Single Cardan, Slip Yoke

Disassemble

Do not, under any circumstance, clamp the shaft in the jaws of a vise or similar holding fixture. Denting or localizing fracture can result, causing shaft failure during vehicle operation. Place the shaft on a suitable workbench. Do not damage the tube. If components are not marked and installed incorrectly, driveline imbalance can occur.

  • Index-mark the shaft components.
  • Remove and discard all four snap rings.
  • Clamp bearing cup removal tool No. 205-086 or equivalent in a vise.
  • If necessary, use a pair of pliers to remove a bearing cup t...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aerostar 3.0 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Disconnect starter relay to starter electrical cable.
  • Remove starter motor ...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Check Fuel Cap Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aerostar 4.0 V6 GAS

The Check Fuel Cap Lamp will illuminate momentarily when the ignition switch is placed in the On position as a bulb check. If the lamp remains...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aerostar 3.0 V6 GAS

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container as follows:
    • Remove radiator cap and attach 3/8 inch inside diameter hose to draincock nipple, located at lower rear corner of radiator tank.
  • Remove rubber radiator overflow hose from radiator and store it out of way.
  • Remove two upper fan shroud or finger guard screws, then lift fan shroud out of lower clips and drape on fan blade.
  • Loosen upper and lower hose clamps at radiator, then remove upper radiator hose and lower radiator hose from radiator connectors.
  • On models equipped with automatic transmission,proceed as follows;
    • Disconnect a...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aerostar 4.0 V6 GAS

  • Raise tensioner by turning counterclockwise, then remove belt.
  • Install new be...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1996 Ford Aerostar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Body Connector & Component Locations w/Rear Door & Hatch Connector Locations Diagram for 1996 Ford Aerostar  3.0 V6 GASBody Connector & Component Locations w/Rear Door & Hatch Connector Locations Diagram for 1996 Ford Aerostar 3.0 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Remote Headphone Module
  • Rear Axle Speed Sensor
  • Park Brake Switch
  • Right Rear Door Ajar Switch
  • Left Front Door Ajar Switch
  • Fuel Filter Diagram for 1996 Ford Aerostar  4.0 V6 GASFuel Filter Diagram for 1996 Ford Aerostar 4.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Filter
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1996 Ford Aerostar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1996 Ford Aerostar  3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Aerostar 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Illumination
  • Rear Window Defrost Grid
  • Rear Window Defrost Control
  • 1996 Ford Aerostar  4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Aerostar 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Wiper Control Module
  • Windshield Wiper Motor
  • Windshield Washer Pump Motor
  • Multi-Function Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1996 Ford Aerostar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - CERTAIN 1992-2003 MODEL YEAR CARS AND TRUCKS - FUSED JUMPER HARNESS REPLACEMENT FOR VEHICLES SERVICED WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE FUSED JUMPER HARNESS
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aerostar 3.0 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RECALL - 1992-2004 MULTIPLE VEHICLE LINES - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aerostar 3.0 V6 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1996 Ford Aerostar AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1996 Ford Aerostar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1996 Ford Aerostar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1996 Ford Aerostar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1996 Ford Aerostar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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