1997 Ford Crown Victoria Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford Crown Victoria

1997 Ford Crown Victoria Problems

Intake Manifold May Crack Leaking Coolant Behind the Alternator

The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.

EVP Sensor Failure May Cause Drivability/Fuel Economy Issues

The EGR valve position (EVP) sensor can fail on this vehicle. The EVP sensor measures the EGR valve position and transmits the date to the engine control computer. If it fails, drivability and fuel economy can suffer, the Check Engine Light will commonly illuminate.

Misfire due to failed spark plugs or ignition coil

The illumination of the Check Engine Light is common due to ignition misfire, often caused by bad spark plugs or ignition coil.

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1997 Ford Crown Victoria Questions

Why my tire look like they are folding outward. (1 answer)

Well my neighbor just did my front tire rods inside and the outside ones. But when I went to back up out of driveway he said my wheels looked like they were about to fold outward or come off. What is the problem.

My column shift is loose, and the screw stripped that fell out, what do I do? (1 answer)

what other year alternators of a crown vic are compatible with a1997 (1 answer)

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1997 Ford Crown Victoria Recalls

Recall 08V051000
FORD IS RECALLING 225,000 MY 1992-2003 ECONOLINE, MY 1993-1995 TAURUS SHO, MY 1992-1998 CROWN VICTORIA, MY 1993 BRONCO, F-SERIES, MY 1995-1997 F-SERIES SUPER DUTY STRIPPED CHASSIS, MY 1992-1998 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, AND MY 1992-1995 LINCOLN TOWN CAR VEHICLES. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WERE PREVIOUS...
Recall 07V336000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.
Recall 05V086000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH ELECTRONIC TRACTION CONTROL, THE REAR BRAKE LINE MAY CHAFE DUE TO CONTACT BETWEEN IT AND A FLOOR PAN STIFFENING RIB, AND A BRAKE FLUID LEAK MAY OCCUR.

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1997 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

over drive off keeps flashing on dash
this is the most reliable car I've ever owned.At this stage of life Iam so fortunate.I have a current problem I need help with. I need the name of the rear suspension bags so I can replace them from the web if I can find them. Hope there's no after market. This car needs minium maintenance and drives like a dream. I have a friend who has a new Grand Marguee and he loves this car,his of course i...

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