Specs

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119" WB

Brakes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel
Brake Type Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 2.5
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 1.6
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 141.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 85.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 48.8
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 65.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8

Doors

Side Door Type Right Hand Sliding

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Watts 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95

Engine

Engine Type Gas V6
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 2750
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5000
Fuel System SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler
Displacement 3.0L/182
Engine Order Code 99U

Exterior Dimensions

Rear Door Opening Height (in) 45.4
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD -
Side Door Opening Width (in) 32.2
Side Door Opening Height (in) 43.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 51.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 24.2
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 28.9
Overhang, Front (in) 27.1
Height, Overall (in) 72.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 174.9
Wheelbase (in) 118.9
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD -

Frame

Frame Type Unitized

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.2
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.4
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 19.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.3
Steering Type Power

Summary

Vehicle Name Ford Aerostar Cargo Van
Body Style Cargo Van
Body Code 119" WB

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.38
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Front Coil
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2650
Suspension Type - Rear Coil
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2545
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2950
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2650
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2950
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code T86
Front Tire Order Code T86
Spare Tire Order Code 51A
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P215/75R14SL
Rear Tire Size P215/75R14SL
Spare Tire Size P215/75R14SL
Spare Tire Size T135/70D15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1512
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1512
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1512
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 780
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 780
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 780
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 881

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3900
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 390
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

Transmission

Trans Power Take Off No
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.10
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.47
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code 44V
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Transfer Case Model
Trans PTO Access No
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive

Vehicle

Rear Door Type Dual

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5300
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1395
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2019
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2950
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2545
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2650

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6

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