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definitely annoying
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100,986 miles
Total Complaints:
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1996 Ford Aerostar engine problems

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1996 Ford Aerostar Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 262015

Aerostar XLT 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,986 miles


The van runs great. AC works great. All fluids have been changed, always maintained by dealership. The train horn sound comes from the air filter area , or so it seems, and can be very loud outside the vehicle. Only once the vehicle has been driven for a while. No rough idling, no rough running, just an annoying train like sound. Stops as soon as the accelerator is applied, comes back as soon as idle is reached.

I was told by a so called mechanic, it was the mass air flow sensor. I changed the air sensor, plus a new air filter. I just recently purchased the van from the original owner. It was a garage queen, maintained by Ford dealer. I'm just looking for advice from someone who may have experienced this noise, and what the fix was/is, thanks.

- , Kannapolis, NC, USA

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