Transmission Problems Common Due to Front Pump Failure on Ford Crown Victoria

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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Average mileage: 158,843 (375–244,000)
4 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
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Whining noise occurs when accelerating. Does not happen when when coasting. Problem has not been repaired
I pushed on the gas pedal and I heard something pop then the car started to smoke and when I parked my car, all the transmission poured out.
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 207,000 mi,
Transmission would slip on hard right or left turns... you would feel the transmission drop into a lower gear when you came to a complete stop... replaced /rebuilt transmission... extremely costly