Aerostar not starting - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Vans and Mini Vans | Ford Aerostar | Ford Freestar | Ford Galaxy | Ford Windstar Forum for discussion of all Ford Vans and Ford Mini Vans such as the Ford Aerostar and Ford Freestar.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-25-05, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3
confused Aerostar not starting

1992 Aerostar won't start, no spark, TFI remotely mounted on fender. It only has 6 plug connector compared to distributor mounted module that has 6 plug connector plus 3 on module.
I can't seem to get any spark from the coil.
I have power into the coil but not getting anything out of coil.
I have changed coil, wires, plugs, cap, rotor, and tfi module.
Am I missing something ??

Is it possible that the ignition switch itself may be gone , the distributor , or even the computer.
I have tested resisitance through the distributor plug in and tfi with it plugged in and unplugged and all seems to be working.
I also noticed that when the distributor is manually moved the fuel pump kicks in when the vane passes #1 plug.
I am getting fuel but no spark.
Any help would be appreciated.

DrJake3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-24-05, 08:28 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2
Re: Aerostar not starting

I had the same problem also. My solution, after days of exhaustive troubleshooting and replacing parts also...I finally bought a cheap fuse test light, and checked the connector that goes into the coil. There was just a little bit of corrosion on one of the wires inside the connector, I scraped it with a wire brush and a finishing nail. I put the connector back on the coil and my van fired up on the first crank.
So, I recommend checking your connectors along your ignition system and removing even the smallest piece of corrosion or rust on them. It worked for me. And it was something that can be easily overlooked.
Lemme know if that helps you out....Good Luck, Buddy.
big_pajogin is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-05, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3
biggrin Re: Aerostar not starting

Quote:
Originally Posted by big_pajogin
I had the same problem also. My solution, after days of exhaustive troubleshooting and replacing parts also...I finally bought a cheap fuse test light, and checked the connector that goes into the coil. There was just a little bit of corrosion on one of the wires inside the connector, I scraped it with a wire brush and a finishing nail. I put the connector back on the coil and my van fired up on the first crank.
So, I recommend checking your connectors along your ignition system and removing even the smallest piece of corrosion or rust on them. It worked for me. And it was something that can be easily overlooked.
Lemme know if that helps you out....Good Luck, Buddy.
Thanks a million, I took apart the connectors to the coil and scraped them down to bare metal. After reconnecting it fired up right away. Amazing what a little corrosion can do!

DrJake 3
DrJake3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Vans and Mini Vans | Ford Aerostar | Ford Freestar | Ford Galaxy | Ford Windstar


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome