My daughter had a new altenator installed into her 1990 Ford Aerostar. She also has a brand new battery. The battery is not holding a charge. Battery was changed a couple of times so we know it is not the battery. She also had a friend check the altenator and he says that is not it either. Is there a voltage regular that we should look at? If so where is it? Is there something else we can check? There are no inside lights on to drain the battery. What she has done is disconnect the positive battery cable when she leaves the car. But the car will not stay charged for more than 1/2 mile and then it dies. Can anyone help? I have pulled some of the fuses when the car is running to see if the gauge goes up but nothing. What can be causing this. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Official recalls have been issued for the 1990 Ford Aerostar by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.
The 1990 Ford Aerostar was Motor Trend's "Truck of the Year". This may seem odd, seeing as the Aerostar is actually a minivan, but it was built on the ever-popular Ford F-150 chassis, rather than on a car chassis like many competing models in the minivan class.
Despite its lack of power under the hood (the entry-level plant was the 2.8 liter, 115-horsepower Cologne V6, and the biggest optional upgrade available was to a 4.0 liter Cologne V6 clocked at 155 horsepower, which was not a lot for its 3400-pound curb weight), the '90 Ford Aerostar appealed to buyers looking for sturdy transportation.
Trimlines available for the 1990 Aerostar were the standard, XL, XLT, and Eddie Bauer. A new Extended bodystyle was introduced in this model year, which boosted cargo space even more in this already roomy van.