Ford Aerostar 1986-1997 Repair Guide

Chassis Greasing



The front ball joints should be lubricated at 30,000 mile (48,000 km) intervals. Locate the ball joint grease fittings, wipe them clean, then use a grease gun to lubricate the ball joints. Inspect the ball joints for any obvious wear or damage and replace parts as necessary. Although there are no lubrication requirements, all suspension bushings should be inspected at this time for wear or damage and replaced as required. If equipped with grease fittings, the universal joints should be greased at this time also. U-joints without grease fittings require no lubrication.


See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Lubricate the automatic transmission accelerator linkage

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Fig. Fig. 2: Lubricate the automatic transmission kickdown cable

Inspect the transmission linkage for signs of wear or damage and service as required. Lubricate the shift linkage at the points illustrated with multi-purpose lubricant such as Ford part number C1AZ-19590-B or equivalent.

Disconnect the throttle cable from the ball stud on the throttle lever and lubricate the stud with multi-purpose lubricant, then reconnect the ball stud and cable.


Once a year, or whenever binding is noticed in the parking brake mechanism, lubricate the cable guides, levers and linkages with multi-purpose grease.