Ford Crown Victoria Repair and Maintenance

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

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Ford Crown Victoria Problems

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.

Loose internal components may cause catalytic converter failure

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

Heater Hose Outlet May Leak Coolant at Back of Intake Manifold

The heater hose outlet may leak coolant at the back of the intake manifold. Sometimes this is misdiagnosed as a leaking intake manifold gasket because it resembles a leaking manifold.

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Ford Crown Victoria Questions

Car keeps blowing fuse #23? (1 answer)

Tried all amps of fuses. Door locks ,sunroof,domelight,floorlights,climetcontrol all out. Bad short ,but whar?

electrical issue (2 answers)

air bag light ON
turn indicates don't work
light on clock/radio off
blinkers don't work

How do I drain and replace Power Steering fluid (1 answer)

The inspector said my power steering fluid is black and needs drained and new fluid put in. How do I drain the old fluid out and put new fluid in

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Ford Crown Victoria Recalls

Headlights Fail To Operate

The lighting control module may fail, resulting in the loss of headlight operation. Dealers will replace the lighting control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Potential Loss of Steering

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.

Potential Loss of Steering

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.

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Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

over drive off keeps flashing on dash
Reliable car that will last a long time with regular maintance
Review #2 crown vic dark blue p coat,roof i painted with hot rod flaz dark blue,looks ok.At 85000 the heater select motor is bad,and is stuck on defrost,have to remove dash to get to it,well maybe.still runs great 25ish on highway,leather still good inside.

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