TSB List for the 1996 Ford Aspire

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1996 Aspire are official communications between Ford & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • SUSPENSION:REAR
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
  • SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:ROTOR
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM
  • POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
  • VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
  • TIRES
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • SUSPENSION:REAR

    • TSB #9745

      Date Announced:
      FEB 17, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51687

      NOISE- "TICKING" HEARD WHILE DRIVING AT 72-121 KM/H (45-75 MPH)- VEHICLES WITH ATX TRANSAXLE. *JD Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

    • TSB #02176

      Date Announced:
      SEP 02, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008580

      LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

    • TSB #99194

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6090082

      INFORMATION FOR SERVICING AND DIAGNOSING BRAKE VIBRATION, BRAKE INSPECTION, AND BRAKE FRICTION MATERIAL REPLACEMENT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #985A11

      Date Announced:
      MAR 18, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601009

      SERVICE TIP INFORMATION REGARDING ELIMINATION OF SANDING ROTORS AND DRUMS. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #96222

      Date Announced:
      OCT 21, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50941

      BRAKES - ELIMINATION OF SANDING ROTORS AND DRUMS - SERVICE TIP. *TW Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

    • TSB #985A13

      Date Announced:
      MAR 18, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601012

      THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE. *YC Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

    • TSB #985A5

      Date Announced:
      MAR 18, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601003

      HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT FROM ROTUNDA IS NOW APPROVED FOR WARRANTY AND SERVICE USE. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #9814

      Date Announced:
      JAN 19, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #605562

      SUBJECT REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

    • TSB #95212

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #46478

      THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE BECAUSE IT MAY BE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE RUBBER MATERIAL USED IN THE DISC BRAKE SYSTEM. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:ROTOR

    • TSB #9845

      Date Announced:
      MAR 02, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601264

      AVAILABILITY OF HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #12575

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #605302

      INFORMATION ON HEAD GASKET OIL & COOLANT PASSAGES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #9874

      Date Announced:
      APR 13, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601343

      A NEW SILICONE GASKET AND SEALANT. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #BC9666961001

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50527

      2.5L DURATEC ENGINE EXCHANGES NO LONGER INCLUDE FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE COMPONENT, OIL LEVEL INDICATOR, WATER PUMP BELT/TENSIONER, EGR TUBE, LINKSHAFT BRACKET OR EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #99816

      Date Announced:
      MAY 03, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606420

      FORD MOTOR COMPANY NOW RECOMMENDS SAE 5W-30 VISCOSITY GRADE FOR SERVICING ANY FORD GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLE REGARDLESS OF MODEL YEAR. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #982010

      Date Announced:
      OCT 12, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603695

      EXPERIENCING A " BUZZING " OR " RATTLING " NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #9864

      Date Announced:
      MAR 30, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601312

      INFORMATION ON A BUZZING OR RATTLE NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)

    • TSB #96258

      Date Announced:
      DEC 02, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50965

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) - MIL LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DAIGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0400 STORED IN MEMORY. *TW Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM

    • TSB #96225

      Date Announced:
      OCT 21, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50944

      MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR - REPLACEMENT AS AN ASSEMBLY - SERVICE TIP. *TW Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #96227

      Date Announced:
      OCT 21, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50946

      NOISE - CLICK, CLUNK, RATTLE - MTX TRANSAXLE REVERSE GEAR. *TW Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #0015

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #612203

      INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER- SERVICE TIP. *MJS Read More »

    • TSB #99152

      Date Announced:
      JUL 26, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #608431

      INFORMATION ON THE NEW FLUSH AND FILL TOOL AVAILABLE THROUGH ROTUNDA. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #9888

      Date Announced:
      APR 27, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601238

      INFORMATION ON A NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHART. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #97511

      Date Announced:
      MAR 03, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51945

      FLUID- TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *JD Read More »

    • TSB #BC5191961001

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50469

      FOR CONCERNS OF STALLING, REFLASH PCM W/ 1996 CALIBRATION (R11 LEVEL). *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

    • TSB #03148

      Date Announced:
      JUL 21, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003748

      NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER - SERVICE TIPS. 2003 ESCORT AND SUPER DUTY F SERIES INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

    • TSB #962612

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50997

      TRANSAXLE - TORQUE CONVERTER REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES AND TORQUE CONVERTER/TRANSAXLE COOLING SYSTEM CLEANING PROCEDURES - SERVICE TIP. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #96249

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50908

      TORQUE CONVERTER - LEAK TEST PROCEDURE - SERVICE TIP. *TW Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

    • TSB #97111097236

      Date Announced:
      NOV 10, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53662

      SOME VEHICLES AFTER A TRANSAXLE OVERHAUL MAY BE EXPERIENCE NO THIRD GEAR AND/OR REVERSE. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #98246

      Date Announced:
      DEC 07, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #604059

      FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS RELEASED A NEW ELECTRICAL GREASE ( F8AZ - 19G208-AA ) TO REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF MOISTURE CORROSION AT THE TERMINALS. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #99222

      Date Announced:
      OCT 18, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089681

      SUBJECT ON A WIRE HARNESS TERMINAL REPAIR KIT AVAILABLE FOR REPAIRING ELECTRICAL WIRING HARNESSES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #96245

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50904

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION - DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1794 STORED IN CONTINUOUS MEMORY - PROBE WITH 2.5L, ESCORT WITH 1.8L AND ASPIRE. *TW Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

    • TSB #BC0304972301

      Date Announced:
      JAN 23, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51411

      MIL LIGHT ON WITH DTC P0505. *JD Read More »

    • TSB #96245

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50904

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION - DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1794 STORED IN CONTINUOUS MEMORY - PROBE WITH 2.5L, ESCORT WITH 1.8L AND ASPIRE. *TW Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #983304

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #607469

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON AND CODES P0140 OR P0141 PRESENT WITH NO DRIVEABILITY CONCERNS. *TT Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

    • TSB #99139

      Date Announced:
      JUN 28, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606508

      CONDITIONS WITH THE BRAKE LAMPS INADVERTENTLY DISABLING THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

    • TSB #96221

      Date Announced:
      OCT 21, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50940

      WINDSHIELD AND INTERIOR GLASS - FOG/FILM. *TW Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE

    • TSB #01156

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623944

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT HEATER CORE LEAKS. *SLC Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

    • TSB #996124

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606981

      INFORMATION REGARDING DOOR LOCK FREEZING REPAIR. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #96243

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50902

      DOOR LOCKS - DOOR LOCKS FREEZE IN AMBIENT TEMPERATURES BELOW 0 DEGREES C (32 DEGREES F) - VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 1/23/96. *TW Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

    • TSB #BC0304A97020

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51607

      CONCERNS OF DTC P0505 THAT ARE NOT RESOLVED BY FOLLOWING PP TESTS. *TW Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #9852

      Date Announced:
      APR 13, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601290

      INFORMATION ON TIRE COMPANY TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE. *YC Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #BC9688961001

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50546

      INFORMATION FOR WHEN DIAGNOSING CONCERNS W/ FACTORY INSTALLED CELLULAR PHONES. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

    • TSB #985A12

      Date Announced:
      MAR 18, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601010

      RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR TOWING BEHIND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #99196

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6090087

      INFORMATION ON IDENTIFYING NON-APPROVED / ALTERNATE REFRIGERANTS WHICH COULD CAUSE SAFETY, AND PERFORMANCE CONCERNS IF INSTALLED IN FORD A/C SYSTEMS. *TT Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #01157

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623988

      INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #991210

      Date Announced:
      JUN 14, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606461

      FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS RELEASED A PRIVATE LABELED MATERIAL TO BE USED FOR IRON PARTICLE / ACID RAIN SERVICE REPAIRS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #5241

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #615359

      INFORMATION ON VEHICLES EXHIBITING A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0300 STORED IN MEMORY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #12196

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #615463

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0300 STORED IN MEMORY. ENGINEERING IS INVESTIGATING. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #9768

      Date Announced:
      MAR 17, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51987

      FUEL ECONOMY- CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS VERSUS VEHICLE USAGE. *JD Read More »

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