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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 141,981 (375–244,000)
6 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008
17 people reported this problem
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Whining noise occurs when accelerating. Does not happen when when coasting. Problem has not been repaired
Bought the car at city auction, Car was city Police car then transferred to city engineers where car sat for long periods .
Care was fine for two months then a whining noise , car seemed to struggle to move then wouldn't move at all
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
It started by a whining noise that would get louder the more I accelerated. Would be fine when coasting, but would immediately would hear it as soon as the car was started. then it felt like the rear end / differential was shaking the back tires as I was driving.

Still not sure what it is causing this. I was told it was the transmission vibrating, so I am looking for a transmission as we speak. Any thoughts??
Car goes in reverse but not in any of the foward gears
Mechanic: Most likely intermediate clutch seals have failed causing no pressure to squeeze and hold the clutch tight to achieve 2nd gear. The diag for this is going to be removing the pan and valve body, then do an air test on all the clutches and band servos. Addressing this is going to require trans removal and rebuild most likely. It is not an external issue. The air test will tell us if the focus is on the clutch or a valve body or solenoid issue.
Didn't fix just replaced it
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.