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Brake pedal not working.
Hello! It sounds as if you had quite a harrowing drive home! Given the van is new to you, we don’t have the advantage of knowing the full service history, so I will try to cover as many options as...
Water pump may be broken
Hi. It sounds like your water pump, or perhaps another part of the vehicle, may be leaking. It would be best to have a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, pressure test the vehicle to determine where the leak...
My radiator blew and overheated my van
You may have damaged the engine from continuing to drive it with it overheating. Specifically, you may have warped cylinder heads, cracked the cylinder heads, or pistons seizing in the cylinders causing a slower acting engine. The engine might start...
Short in wiring
Hi there. Shorts in the wiring are not very common and need to be checked in person. If the circuit consistently blows fuses, do not try to put a bigger fuse in. You will create more problems. If your door...
Front seal leak in minivan's transmission - 1997 Ford Aerostar
Hello. It sounds like your transmission either did not get completely full of fluid after the service or it is leaking fluid again. To check the transmission fluid, start the car and leave it in park. Next pull out...
After repairs, Check Engine Light stays on
Hello. The flashing Check Engine Light is an indicator that there is a misfire in the engine that will damage the catalytic converter. This means that you should not drive the vehicle any more than absolutely necessary or the catalytic...
Wheel bearings fail & new part can not be found
Hello. I'm assuming you are talking about the front bearings. Greasing and adjusting the wheel bearings is sort of an art. If you don't get it right, you can have repeat failures. Search for a video of how to pack...
Despite repairs, vibrations and droning noise persist - 1997 Ford Aerostar
Hello. With the information I have, it sounds like there could be an issue with the rear differential of your van. A droning noise from the rear could be caused by one of the wheel bearings, or the carrier bearings...
Minivan burning raw fuel and has rumbling noise - 1997 Ford Aerostar
Hello. Is the Check Engine Light on? If there is a code set, then this will give the person diagnosing a starting point. Depending on what plugs that you put in your van, they could be due for a change...

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