1998 Ford Crown Victoria Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Ford Crown Victoria

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria
$
409
to $
674
1998 Ford Crown Victoria
$
176
to $
385
1998 Ford Crown Victoria
$
338
to $
548
1998 Ford Crown Victoria
$
74
to $
152
1998 Ford Crown Victoria
$
201
to $
346

1998 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.

Engine May Overheat at Idle With AC On

The engine may overheat at idle when the AC is on. A new, upgraded fan motor and resistor assembly should be installed.

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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1998 Ford Crown Victoria Questions

Squealing serpentine belt. (1 answer)

The issue started with a squealing serpentine belt. Further investigation led me to believe I had an alignment issue. The power steering pump seems to be the issue but I'm not sure. The pulley and the shaft on the power steering pump moves to the front and back approximately an 8th of an in...

My Battery died and now I cant open the doors even with the key. WTH? (1 answer)

Can I get the door open so I can open the hood and replace the battery?

why does dash lights come on and off? (1 answer)

Also engine seems to slow down when the lights on dash start going on and off?

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1998 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 03V472000
ON CERTAIN NATURAL GAS VEHICLES, IF A FLAME FROM A VEHICLE INTERIOR FIRE BECOMES LOCALLY DIRECTED AT THE NATURAL GAS FUEL TANK LOCATED IMMEDIATELY BEHIND THE REAR SEAT, THE FLAME COULD DAMAGE THE FIBERGLASS WRAP ON THE TANK WEAKENING THE TANK.

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