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You are in the Ford Crown Victoria/Mercury Grand Marquis
What is this discussion about?
Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Exterior, Sedan
#2528 of 3292 Re: Unstoppable Signal Clicking [wrangler4]
Jun 17, 2005 (5:32 pm)
I also have a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria (mine's a police interceptor model) with 88,000 miles on it. It has the exact same problem. I have not replaced the LCM because the only place I've found one was at the dealer for $350.
Let me repeat - you have described my problem to the letter. I am in the process of replacing the MFS (multi-function switch) a fancy name for the turn signal switch (cost $55 at AutoZone). I read in another forum that this could also cause the problem. I'll let you know if it works.
Also can you tell me if you were able to find an LCM from other than a dealer and how much you paid (if you don't mind me asking). Any help would be appreciated.
David (also from Indiana (Terre Haute))
#2529 of 3292 Re: Unstoppable Signal Clicking [pat]
Jun 17, 2005 (5:33 pm)
Yes, please do. I have already posted a new message w/o email. Thanks, I'm new to this message board stuff. Any other hints or suggestions?
#2530 of 3292 Re: Unstoppable Signal Clicking [djr2]
Jun 17, 2005 (8:53 pm)
Message deleted. Email me if you have further logistical questions - we don't want to derail the discussion.
Welcome!! It will be interesting to see if replacing your MFS takes care of the issue. Let us know.
#2531 of 3292 Re: Undecided [basils]
Jun 18, 2005 (10:23 pm)
Today June 18 05, I bought a 2001 Grand Marquis LX, leather, pass power seats incl lumbar, power pedals, traction, abs, outstanding cond, dark green, but no cd or air suspension, with 43550 miles in Whittier CA 90601 ....for $8900
Jun 19, 2005 (1:49 pm)
Ford has agreed to settle lawsuits filed agaist it due to cracking intake manifolds on certain 1996-2001 4.6L engines. The engines are found in: Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Lincoln Town Car, Mustang, Cougar and Thunderbird models. The settlement could impact over 2 million vehicles and cost Ford up to $375 million USD.
The plastic intake manifolds Ford used were plastic and were nortorious for cracking, thus causing coolant leaks.
The terms of the settle include:
• Ford will reimburse customers with receipts for the intake repair.
• Ford will pay $735.00 to those without receipts, provided that they can verify with a dealership that a repair was made.
• Ford will extend the warranty coverage for customers whose intakes have not failed.
Ford lost an appeal earlier in the year to have the case dismissed.
#2533 of 3292 Check Engine Light, How to Diagnose
Jun 19, 2005 (7:07 pm)
My 02 GM with 53K just activated the CE light tonight. Is there anyway to determine what went haywire without making an appointment at a repair facility and spending 80.00 for the diagnosis?
Should I be concerned, or can I let this go an few days?
I read somewhere that some parts stores will do a free/low cost while you wait scan , hoping of course that you'll buy the parts from them.
Again the car seems to be running fine and this light just poped on and stayed on as we started the car.
Any help would be appreciated
#2534 of 3292 Re: [euphonium]
Jun 19, 2005 (7:13 pm)
In regards to the Class Action suit and cracked intake manifolds.
Can you provide any link for more information and remedys
Jun 19, 2005 (9:03 pm)
Autozone will do a free code scan.
The check engine light covers so many things - it is a noncritical issue, but you shouldn't go for months with it lit. If it was me, I'd check the gas cap, and then make a stop at Autozone to see what codes are thrown.
#2536 of 3292 Re: [ksjo30] The link is:BlueOvalNews.com
Jun 20, 2005 (9:59 am)
Jun 24, 2005 (6:08 pm)
I was wondering what drivers of late-model CVs and GMs are finding they get in terms of gas mileage. I have been steadily improving mine; even with the A/C going virtually all of the time, combined city/highway (although mostly highway) I'm getting about 23.7 mpg; this week I went 596 km without having to fill up, netting me a cool 26 mpg! These numbers impressed me quite a bit. Although not Toyota Echo territory, I couldn't ask for more from a 4000 lb, V8 sedan that does not feature any sort of cylinder deactivation (thank God ).