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.
The engine may overheat at idle when the AC is on. A new, upgraded fan motor and resistor assembly should be installed.
Catalytic converter failure is common. Internal components become loose, causing a rattle or creating back pressure in the exhaust.
2003 Ford Crown Victoria Questions
I TRY TO TURN AND ITS REALLY HARD TO UNLESS I USE THE ACCELERATOR THEN IT LOOSENS UP BUT THATS THE ONLY TIME ITS EASY, MY DAD SAID THE PUMP MAY HAVE A LEAK BUT THERES NO FLUID DRIPPING ON THE GROUND, MAYBE THE POWER STEERING HOSE? IT'S AN 03 POLICE INTERCEPTOR BTW
2003 Ford Crown Victoria Recalls
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.