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Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Exterior, Sedan
#3208 of 3292 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 03, 2008 (1:19 pm)
A reporter is interested in talking with satisfied owners of a 2001-2006 Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Grand Marquis who are also parents. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to jwahledmunds.com no later than Friday, November 21, 2008 and include your city and state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and the age of your child/ren.
Thanks for your consideration,
Nov 07, 2008 (12:37 am)
i have a 97 vic that has started to run like absolute crap. hesitates and stinks like gas. any thoughts?
#3210 of 3292 Re: 97 crown vic [jett3101]
Nov 07, 2008 (10:03 am)
Tell more about the car. Miles on it. How it is driven = city or highway, Brand of gas. What components have been replaced in the ignition and exhaust system.
Without knowing more about your car, my wild guess would be to replace the CATS.
#3211 of 3292 Re: 97 crown vic [jett3101]
Nov 09, 2008 (10:34 am)
Do you have a check engine light lit?
#3212 of 3292 Re: 2001 MGM Engine Elec. Problem 4.6 Engine [rod73]
Nov 13, 2008 (5:31 pm)
My 95 did the same thing drove me nuts. Turned out the EEC computer was bad. Its under the dash by steering column.
#3213 of 3292 2004 seat belt retractor
Nov 14, 2008 (7:43 pm)
My 2004 CV seat belt has almost stopped retracting, as the springs (or whatever draws it back into the body) are worn out after 100K miles...before I call Ford, does anybody have an idea of what replacement cost is???
(BTW, the same thing happened to my Prelude at about 125K, and when I showed the dealer they told me that seatbelts at Honda have a LIFETIME warranty and it was exchanged at no charge...it would be nice if Ford had the same warranty)...
#3214 of 3292 Re: 2004 seat belt retractor [marsha7]
Nov 15, 2008 (10:59 pm)
Good to know you are still with us.
My 66 Mustang won an award this past summer sponsored by a Personal Injury attorney. I call it my Tort Trophy.
Nov 22, 2008 (12:34 pm)
My 01 Grand Marquis Engine is knocking (the oil was really low). Some say its a rod and someone eles suggested that it maybe the oil pump. Does anyone know a way I can tell becuase i'd really hate to go and pay for another motor.
#3216 of 3292 Re: Knocking [merc24]
Nov 23, 2008 (6:45 am)
It is probably both. If he oil got that low, it probably damaged all the rod and main journals bearings. To check the oil pump, have a garage put a direct reading gauge on the engine and check the oil pump output pressure. You must have a significant oil leak to lose that much oil. With a rod "knocking", you are looking at least at turning the crankshaft, new bearings and gaskets. Will probably mean removing the engine to do the repairs. Just a guess, but would estimate o/a $2000.00. to repair your engine.
#3217 of 3292 1993 Marquis Engine Knocking
Dec 01, 2008 (4:28 pm)
I have a 1993 Mercury Marquis, over 100K and the engine started knocking a few weeks ago. What can it be? What can I do? I need my car. How much to fix?