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1998 Ford Crown Victoria Problems

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Most Common 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Problems

The 1997-2001 Ford Ford Crown Victoria, with a 100% plastic intake manifold, is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will ofte...
The EGR valve position (EVP) sensor can fail on this vehicle. The EVP sensor measures the EGR valve position and transmits the date to the engine control computer. If it fails, drivability and fuel...
The engine may overheat at idle when the AC is on. A new, upgraded fan motor and resistor assembly should be installed.
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0 Known 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Brakes Problems

0 Known 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Drive Train Problems

2 Known 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Electrical & Lights Problems

The engine may overheat at idle when the AC is on. A new, upgraded fan motor and resistor assembly should be installed.
The alternator may get too hot, causing premature bearing failure.

6 Known 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Engine Problems

The 1997-2001 Ford Ford Crown Victoria, with a 100% plastic intake manifold, is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will ofte...
The EGR valve position (EVP) sensor can fail on this vehicle. The EVP sensor measures the EGR valve position and transmits the date to the engine control computer. If it fails, drivability and fuel...
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.

0 Known 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Suspension & Steering Problem

Certain police, fleet, and natural gas models may experience lower ball joint wear, requiring replacement of the front ball joints. Ford has issued a recall on certain vehicles for this condition. ...

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Known 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Problems & Complaints

Certain police, fleet, and natural gas models may experience lower ball joint wear, requiring replacement of the front ball joints. Ford has issued a recall on certain vehicles for this condition. ...
The EGR valve position (EVP) sensor can fail on this vehicle. The EVP sensor measures the EGR valve position and transmits the date to the engine control computer. If it fails, drivability and fuel...
The 1997-2001 Ford Ford Crown Victoria, with a 100% plastic intake manifold, is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will ofte...
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.
The engine may overheat at idle when the AC is on. A new, upgraded fan motor and resistor assembly should be installed.
The 4.6L Modular V8 engine used in the Crown Victoria after 1995 is known for displaying the normal symptoms of a coolant leak, including overheating, especially when the vehicle is idling, the str...
The illumination of the Check Engine Light is common due to ignition misfire, often caused by bad spark plugs or ignition coil.
An oil leak may develop from the the right side head gasket. Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. Our technician tell us an updated head gasket is available to correct ...
The alternator may get too hot, causing premature bearing failure.
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