We have a '96 ford aerostar. It's time for it to be inspected. The "check
engine" light is on. We took it to the mechanics who said it was the fuel
evap system. They did a smoke test and said there is a nick in the gas
filler neck. (Probably thanks to heavy handed gas station attendants.)
They called ford who said that ford stopped making parts for cars over 10
years old. Ford checked everywhere on the computer and no one had the part.
The mechanic said that they could clear the computer and then we could try
driving the car for 10 miles at 50mph and then get the car inspected. This
would give us time to try and find someone with the part, or to try to
repair the crack in the old one.
Being in NYC, there's no close highway where we can go 50mph for 10 miles.
By the time we get back to the mechanic, the light is going to be back on.
Anyone know a way to get around the computer without having to go 50mph for
10 miles? Also, anyone know where we can get the part?