1989 Ford Aerostar Transmission Service

Why is Your 1989 Aerostar’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1989 Ford Aerostar transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Ford Aerostar transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Aerostar’s not even driveable.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 1989 Aerostars

Your Aerostar’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Ford. Specifically, Ford recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1989 Ford Aerostars at certain intervals with Ford-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1989 Aerostar up to Ford-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Ford Aerostar Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Ford Aerostar transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Aerostar a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 Ford Aerostar Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Ford's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Ford Aerostar? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Aerostar is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Aerostar transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1989 Aerostar’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Ford, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Ford Aerostar Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Aerostar today.