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2003 Ford Crown Victoria Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Ford Crown Victoria

2003 Ford Crown Victoria Problems

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.

Catalytic converter failure is common. Internal components become loose, causing a rattle or creating back pressure in the exhaust.

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2003 Ford Crown Victoria Questions

I belive a fuse is blown where is that fuse located

once i start driving the fan will get louder and louder and its also stays that way when in park,seems like it gets louder, any advice please before i go spend 75$ on a diagnostics

The shift inside the car floats across the gears. It is disconnected under the car but is still connected inside. Can I fix this myself? Has there been a recall?

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2003 Ford Crown Victoria Recalls

ON CERTAIN POLICE INTERCEPTORS (CVPI) AND COMMERCIAL HEAVY DUTY (TAXI) VEHICLES, AT EXTREMELY HIGH OPERATING TEMPERATURES, THE SOUND INSULATING PANEL, LOCATED UNDER THE VEHICLE POSITIONED BETWEEN THE EXHAUST SYSTEM AND THE UNDERBODY, COULD SAG AND POSSIBLY CONTACT THE SURFACE OF THE CATALYTIC CO...

Vehicles subject to chassis overloading may experience premature rear wheel bearing failure. This could ultimately lead to axle shaft fracture. In the event of axle fracture, the vehicle would lose drive function and would coast to a stop. Loss of drive function could lead to a crash. Dealers will replace the wheel bearings, seals, and axle shafts to correct this concern. The Ford recall number is 04S16.

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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