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Ford Crown Victoria Police/Fleet/Natural Gas Models May Experience Lower Ball Joint Wear

Ford Crown Victoria Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007

Average Mileage: 108,200 mi (40,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


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. Please contact your local dealer for more information.

  • It squeak alot when driving

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  • , , 40,000 mi

    My Crown Vic started to make bed spring noises with any bumps or if you pushed down on the front of the car. It got worse and louder when turning the steering wheel. They were replaced with ones that have a grease fitting for future lubrication. Mechanic said if ford would of just put in the fittings for maybe a buck each in the first place this would not of been a problem. I believe it was a $700 repair.

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  • , , 200,000 mi

    ball joint broken on left front side

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  • , , 88,000 mi

    loud creaking sound when turning the wheel to the left and right. Started when it got cold around here. Took to the mechanic to get fixed.

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  • , , 73,000 mi

    Ball joint wear, both sides of front axcel, ball joint broken on left front side.

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