Re: Aerostar power steering pumps
Thanks. Sounds like you had better luck than me. Mine
didn't leak either -- never had to add fluid, and always
used real live power steering fluid, not AT fluid. It's
not just my mine that whines. I have heard several
Aerostars whining away. Also the mechanics at the 3 garages
that I deal with all say it's a common problem with
Mine was a 90, and I was hoping that the later models had
fixed the problem. Replaced it 2 or 3 times in the last 4
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Sat, 05 Nov 2005 02:09:54 GMT, "Fred"
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >In the years I drove my 93 (2000-2005), the PS pump went
> >twice. And even when the new ones were installed, they
> >still whined. Heck fire, the wife always knew when I was
> >coming home - she could hear it a half block away.
> >Did they ever get the PS problem fixed in the later
> >I'm looking at a 97, but if they still used the same old
> >pump, that's reason enough not to buy it.
> You must be doing something wrong. I put over 240,000 on
my 90 with no
> problem other than one line that rusted through. I sold my
> a4,000 on it to a friend who took it to almost 300,000 -
> the power steering. My one brother has had 2 (91 and 97)
and never a
> PS problem. Other brother also has had 2, 1991 and 1997 -
both 4wd -
> and no power steering problems. His 91 went over 300,000.
> have their '97s. There is nothing made today to take their
> they are hanging on to them.