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.
Transmission Problems Common Due to Front Pump Failure on Ford Crown Victoria
Average mileage: 158,843 (375–244,000)
6 people reported this problem
Whining noise occurs when accelerating. Does not happen when when coasting. Problem has not been repaired
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 375 mi, Visitor
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, Visitor
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