Ford Aerostar

Reply

  #1  
Old 09-29-02, 09:24 AM
stix309
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question Ford Aerostar

My Aerostar has started making a loud cluncking noise on the passenger side front, this does not happen all the time, on a normal road it is not heard until I hit the occasional pot hole or man hole. If I am turning around on the street and back up turning the wheel it is the most noticeable, just one loud clunk and after i come to a stop at a light or stop sign as I release the brake and the suspension unloads the clunk is there but not as loud. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks
Martin
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 09-29-02, 04:32 PM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Year? Mileage? When's the last time the suspension, steering and brakes have been checked?
 
  #3  
Old 09-29-02, 04:38 PM
stix309
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Ford Aerostar

the van is1993 the brakes were done less than 4 months ago, this noise is not there all the time and has only recently started. It is most noticable when I release the brake pedal and the suspension unloads and is only on the right hand side or passenger side, the mileage is approx 202,000 km
 
  #4  
Old 09-29-02, 04:45 PM
Member
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Pittsburgh,Pa
Posts: 2,417
As Joe said check your suspension particularly your shocks.If its AWD check the cv joints also.
 
  #5  
Old 09-30-02, 08:08 PM
rawb
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
aerostars are bad for the stabalizer links wearing out, they'll actually wear a bigger hole in the lower control arm if not repaired. also check for broken coil springs
 
  #6  
Old 09-30-02, 11:05 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,817
I agree, the small links that rawb mentioned will cause this problem. They are small "towers with a bushing on either end. One at each end of the sway bar. I don't like the way they are designed on the aerostar. Also worn control arm bushings, possibly shocks, etc..
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes