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1996 Ford Aspire CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Ford REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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

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    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

    Passenger Cars

    Aspire
    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Wait one minute for back-up power supply to deplete stored energy.
    • Remove restraint system diagnostic tool from driver's side air bag module electrical connector.
    • Connect driver's side air bag module electrical connector.
    • Install driver's side air bag module as outlined under "Component Service."
    • Remove restraint system diagnostic tool from passenger's side air bag module electrical connector.
    • Install passenger's side air bag module as outlined under "Component Service."
    • C...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aspire AUTOMOBILES

    Anti-lock Brakes -> Aspire, Escort & Tracer -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1995-96 ESCORT & TRACER -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> ASPIRE -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Continuous Test -> Key On-Engine Running (KOER) Test -> On-Board Diagnostics -> Pinpoint Tests -> Quick Test -> Using Analog VOM -> Using Rotunda Super STAR II -> Warning Indicator -> Wiring Diagrams
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

    Wiring Diagrams

    Refer to "Wiring Diagrams" in "Vehicle Systems."

    Quick Test

    For Quick Test and diagnostic trouble code identification, refer to Figs. and on Aspire models and Figs. and on Escort and Tracer models.

    Warning Indicator

    The anti-lock brake warning indicator will come on to warn the driver of an ABS failure. Normal brake system operation will still be available. However, the wheels will lock up under hard braking.

    On-Board Diagnostics

    On-Board Diagnostics is divided into two specialized tests, the "Key ON-Engine Running (KOER) Test" and the "Continuous Test." Before performi...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aspire AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Component Locations -> 1989-97 Aspire & Festiva 1.3L Fuel Injected Engine
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

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

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Drain transmission fluid from transaxle.
    • Remove front wheel and tire assemblies.
    • Use small cape chisel to carefully raise staked portion of front axle wheel hub retainer.
    • While applying brakes, loosen but do not remove front axle wheel hub retainer.
    • Remove clamp bolt and nut.
    • Carefully pry down on front suspension lower arm to separate ball joint from front wheel knuckle.
    • Separate driveshaft and joint from transaxle gradually. If driveshaft is yanked from transaxle, differential oil seal may be damaged.
    • Use pry bar...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aspire AUTOMOBILES

    Starter, Replace -> Automatic Transaxle -> Manual Transaxle
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

    Automatic Transaxle

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Remove upper starter motor mounting bolts.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove manifold to cylinder block bracket bolts, then bracket.
    • Remove mounting bracket to support bracket bolt.
    • Remove support bracket.
    • Remove nuts and washers that secure mounting bracket to starter motor.
    • Disconnect the B+ and S terminal connectors at starter solenoid.
    • Remove lower starter motor mounting bolt.
    • Remove starter motor from vehicle.
    • ...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aspire AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Anti-Lock Brake Warning Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

    This lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. It may light for as long as 30 seconds as a bulb and system inspect. If the lamp remains lit or lights while operating the vehicle, a fault condition in the anti-lock brake system is indicated. When the lamp is lit, turn ignition Off, then start...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aspire AUTOMOBILES

    Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

    Inlet

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
    • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
    • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at thermostat housing.
    • Remove hose from thermostat housing.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to install.

    Outlet

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition heater hose outlet clamp at ...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Aspire AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Air Conditioning w/o Power Steering -> Air Conditioning w/Power Steering -> Alternator
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

    Air Conditioning w/o Power Steering

    • Disconnect battery ground cable from battery.
    • Loosen drive belt idler pulley nut.
    • Loosen idler pulley adjusting bolt until there is enough slack to remove A/C compressor drive belt.
    • Remove A/C compressor drive belt from drive belt idler pulley.
    • Clean and inspect belt surfaces of all pulleys.
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
      • Torque drive belt idler pulley nut to 27 to 38 ft. lbs.

    Air Conditioning w/Power Steering

    • Disconnect battery ground cable from battery.
    • Remove air cleaner intake tube and engine air cleaner.
    • Loosen po...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Ford Aspire AUTOMOBILES

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

    I/P Component & Connector Locations Diagram for 1996 Ford Aspire  1.3 L4 GASI/P Component & Connector Locations Diagram for 1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Warning Chime Module
  • Horn Relay
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Blower Motor
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Body Component & Connector Locations Diagram for 1996 Ford Aspire  1.3 L4 GASBody Component & Connector Locations Diagram for 1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Right Rear Brake Sensor
  • Rear Window Defroster Relay
  • High Mount Stop Lamp
  • Seat Belt Switch
  • Right Rear Speaker
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Ford Aspire AUTOMOBILES

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

    1996 Ford Aspire  1.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Blower Motor
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Blower Motor Relay
  • Blower Motor Resistors
  • Heater AC Control Unit
  • 1996 Ford Aspire  1.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Air Bag Diagnostic Module
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Air Bag Indicator
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1996 Ford Aspire AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1996 Ford Aspire 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 Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RECALL - 1992-2004 MULTIPLE VEHICLE LINES - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 1.3 L4 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1996 Ford Aspire AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1996 Ford Aspire 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 Aspire 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 Aspire 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 Aspire 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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