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Forum: Aerostar Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By xlt4wd90
After a weekend with the new brakes, I have to...

After a weekend with the new brakes, I have to say that they do work much better than the old ones, but that's to be expected. There is definitely more bite in the new rotors, but there's also more...
Forum: Aerostar 01-24-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By xlt4wd90
I changed out the CV joint boot this afternoon,...

I changed out the CV joint boot this afternoon, and there are some mixed results. Pictures starting with the completed brake assembly from last weekend, which I had to disassemble to start:
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Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 01-23-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By xlt4wd90
You should try to get the complete engine wiring...

You should try to get the complete engine wiring harness, and all the sensors and actuators attached. Look at either a Haynes or Chilton's manual for the Grand Marquis for its electrical diagram to...
Forum: Aerostar 01-21-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By xlt4wd90
Thanks Nighthawk. Just want to clarify: To...

Thanks Nighthawk. Just want to clarify:

To remove the half-shaft, I just have to unbolt the inner flange from the axle, remove the spindle nut, and maybe pound (with a soft hammer) the end of the...
Forum: Aerostar 01-20-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By xlt4wd90
Lots of miles; needs valve job as noted, and rest...

Lots of miles; needs valve job as noted, and rest of engine and transmission probably ready for major service or replacement. Probably lots of wear and tear from all those miles towing trailers.

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Forum: Aerostar 01-20-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By xlt4wd90
Dragging up an old thread because I have to...

Dragging up an old thread because I have to replace at least my outer CV joint boots. I tried searching through this forum, but can't find a definitive answer to this:

Is the outer end of the...
Forum: Aerostar 01-19-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By xlt4wd90
New pads and rotors installed this afternoon,...

New pads and rotors installed this afternoon, drove around a little to burnish the pads. Will do some heavy braking tests once the pads are smoothed out. The picture sequence starts here with the...
Forum: Aerostar 01-19-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By xlt4wd90
Sounds like the hub center hole of the Mustang...

Sounds like the hub center hole of the Mustang wheels are too small for the Aerostar hubs. How mcuh do you have to space it out? Assuming you can install longer studs, will the tire hit the fender?
Forum: Aerostar 01-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By xlt4wd90
You may have narrowed down the problem; sounds...

You may have narrowed down the problem; sounds like it's in the transfer case. It has a differential that splits the drive power from the transmission to both the front and rear drive shafts. The...
Forum: Aerostar 01-18-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By xlt4wd90
What year is your Aerostar? Ford recognized the...

What year is your Aerostar? Ford recognized the problem with its undersized brakes in 1992, when they switched to directionally vented rotors. They also introduced their heavy duty rake fluid for...
Forum: Aerostar 01-18-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By xlt4wd90
I once had a car that would overheat whenever it...

I once had a car that would overheat whenever it was put under heavy load, such as going up a long hill. I kind of accidentally found out that the top half of the radiator remained cold even as the...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 01-14-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By xlt4wd90
Let me revise what I said a little. The part...

Let me revise what I said a little.

The part that attaches to the intake actually goes ABOVE the base flange of the upper intake that is bolted down to the lower. Once you tighten the nut down,...
Forum: Aerostar 01-14-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By xlt4wd90
Unfortunately, JTHill's directions assumed you've...

Unfortunately, JTHill's directions assumed you've done engine swaps before.

I would start with removing the hood and the front grill and bumper cover. The top plate over the radiator can be...
Forum: Aerostar 01-14-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By xlt4wd90
Which side glass? Side door, rear? ...

Which side glass? Side door, rear?

According to Ford parts, there is a differentiation that occurred at 5/26/2002:

Buy 2002 Ford Windstar Parts | FordParts.com...
Forum: Aerostar 01-14-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By xlt4wd90
That's the EPOCH of UNIX clocks; it's the default...

That's the EPOCH of UNIX clocks; it's the default when the correct time value is not available.
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