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Most Common 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 Ford Crown Victoria Brakes Problems

3 Known Ford Crown Victoria Drive Train Problems

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 functio...
Wear on the rear axle shafts near the bearings can create excessive play and lead to gear oil leaking past the seals. Gear oil will leak onto the brake backing plate, brakes, and wheels.
Transmission wear is common. Pieces of broken components are often discovered in the transmission oil pan when the transmission is serviced.

4 Known 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 battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged. A new connector kit is available and should be installed to correct this concern.
A spring in the seat belt buckle may wear or fail, causing the airbag light on the instrument panel to illuminate. Failed buckles will require replacement.

9 Known 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 throttle position sensor (TPS) may fail. Common symptoms of a defective TPS can be rough idle, hard starting, hesitation on acceleration, poor fuel economy, and stalling.

2 Known Ford Crown Victoria Exhaust & Emissions Problems

One or more oxygen sensors may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.
Catalytic converter failure is common. Internal components become loose, causing a rattle or creating back pressure in the exhaust.

0 Known Ford Crown Victoria Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Ford Crown Victoria Maintenance Problems

0 Known Ford Crown Victoria Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known Ford Crown Victoria Suspension & Steering Problems

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 steering gear may have an internal problem that makes turning to one side difficult; it may need to be replaced. A wheel alignment is needed after the steering gear is replaced.

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Known Ford Crown Victoria Problems & Complaints

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 functio...
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...
If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when ...
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.
Wear on the rear axle shafts near the bearings can create excessive play and lead to gear oil leaking past the seals. Gear oil will leak onto the brake backing plate, brakes, and wheels.
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...
One or more oxygen sensors may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.
The illumination of the Check Engine Light is common due to ignition misfire, often caused by bad spark plugs or ignition coil.
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 battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged. A new connector kit is available and should be installed to correct this concern.
The throttle position sensor (TPS) may fail. Common symptoms of a defective TPS can be rough idle, hard starting, hesitation on acceleration, poor fuel economy, and stalling.
Catalytic converter failure is common. Internal components become loose, causing a rattle or creating back pressure in the exhaust.
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