97 Aerostar 3.0 109293

Tiny
HOLISE
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New problem. We were going along the other day and the van just quit. No warning, no unusual sounds or anything. It would not start, turns but won't start. I never did receive any feedback on the shimming problem. Hopefully someone will give me some ideas on this new problem.
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Holise
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Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 AT 10:06 AM

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Tiny
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Sometimes that's how the fuel pump goes out, just stops. Can you hear the fuel pump turn on with the key? Not saying that's it, but it should be the first thing checked.
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Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 AT 7:07 PM
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I would check for at least these two things fuel and fire. One way you can is to pull the hose off the intake port and spray carb cleaner in with the throttle plat open if the car hits like it is going to start you have just answer both questions. You have the fire cause it hit and you added the fuel when you put the carb cleaner in. Have pump replaced along with a new fuel filter. Let use know what you find if people don't give feedback to our answers we don't know if were helping or not. And I'am sorry you didn't get an answer to your last question about the shimmy if you resubmit it in this same forum. I will try to make sure you get some kind of answer. Just send it on this same question. 8) NOS
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Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 AT 8:01 PM
Tiny
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When braking, turning left or right, and even at a stand still you can feel a shimmy in the steering wheel.
Rack and pinion has been changed twice. Once by a mechanic that I am not happy with and once by me. He also replaced the tie rod ends, stabilizer bar link assembly, and sway kit. After he replaced all of the above, it still had the same problem. My wife took it back and he did a front end alignment. The problem was still there, when she returned he told her that those models do that.
It didn't do it for 9 years until just recently.
When I changed the rack and pinion I found that he didn't grease the tie rod ends or anything else. This and the statement about those models do that leaves me to seriously question his knowledge, abilities, and work ethic.
I would greatly appreciate any info that you could give to resolve the problem.
Thank you,
Holise
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Thursday, March 15th, 2007 AT 1:44 PM
Tiny
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Ok here is a few thoughts and qusetions?
1. Has anyone checked the ballance of your tires especialy the rear ones also check them for knots and tread seperation or maybe a busted belt in the tire.I have seen rear tires on a front wheel drive car cause all kinds of havoc.
2. Dose the car shake when the brakes are applyed.
3. If I can get answers to these questions I may be able to norrow this down for you I have run accross this kinda problem before and it wasn't a rack and pinion.
4. Does the problem increase with speed or at slow moving.
5. I see you say the wheel shimmys while you are setting also have you tried for just a little bit taking the power steering belt off to see if it quits or if it is still there. The best time to do this is when the car is cold that way you can run a little so's not to get it over heated 8) NOS
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Thursday, March 15th, 2007 AT 5:42 PM
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Am i to assume that the either


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problem is fixed? i have no more post's or e-mail's. 8) NOS
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Monday, March 19th, 2007 AT 9:30 PM

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