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2008 Ford Crown Victoria Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Ford Crown Victoria

2008 Ford Crown Victoria Problems

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

The battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged. A new connector kit is available and should be installed to correct this concern.

Transmission problems are common in this model, often as a result of a failed front pump. The pump loses its ability to create hydraulic pressure, which an automatic transmission needs to function. A sign of front pump failure can be a whine type noise.

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2008 Ford Crown Victoria Questions

Hi Everyone, Does anyone know a fair price for getting a gear shift cable replaced? My gear shift cable is broken, so my car won't shift gears (it is stuck in drive and won't do anything else: not reverse, not park...nothing). It won't even start because it won't shift into park. ...

I have seen it happening on other crown vics in the fleet . It only happens with the left turn signal .

I bought a used 2008 Crown Vic Police Interceptor. It sat for a year before I drove it and unknowingly didn't realize the gas was bad. In low gears it hesitates and if I accelerate too quickly it backfires and stalls. This threw on the check engine light. Once to cruising speed it drives ok. ...

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2008 Ford Crown Victoria Recalls

Certain vehicles are being recalled because the upper intermediate steering shaft could separate resulting in loss of steering control. This recall includes models previously recalled under campaign #13V-385, these vehicles may have been incorrectly repaired. Dealers will inspect and replace the upper immediate shaft if necessary. If the steering column lower bearing has separated, a retainer clip will be installed.

The intermediate shafts connect the steering column to the steering gear. Vehicles in areas where salt is used to de-ice the roads are being recalled because severe corrosion can damage the lower intermediate steering shaft. This can cause the upper intermediate shaft to collapse and separate at the lower steering column bearing. Separation will result in complete loss of steering ability. Dealers will replace the lower intermediate steering shaft and inspect the upper intermediate shaft and steering column lower bearing for damage, they will be repaired or replaced as necessary. If the steering column lower bearing has separated, a retainer clip will be installed.

Additionally, Vehicle owners located where salt is not used who have concerns regarding their steering will have a one-time option to have their vehicles inspected and, if necessary, repaired.

Improper heat treatment of the wheel bearing and hub assembly may allow the hub to fracture. If the hub fractures, the wheel will only be retained by the brake caliper assembly. If the wheel falls off while driving, a crash could result. Dealers will inspect and replace both front wheel bearing and hub assemblies free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07S54.

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