Last post on Nov 26, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Exterior, Sedan
#3278 of 3300 Re: 1994 Grand Marquis Transmission Misbehaving [ab5zn]
Nov 24, 2011 (6:13 pm)
Believe it or not you might want to check your radiator. I bought a Marquis last year with a bad transmission and paid a professional to replace it. He found that the inner cooler rotted out dumping antifreeze into the transmission . Also there is some sort of external cable that either breaks away or seizes up that give trouble to marquis. KingBing1
#3279 of 3300 Grand Marquis with Ford Emblem on the steering wheel
Jan 04, 2012 (12:32 pm)
Hi. I have a Mercury Grand Marquis GS 2005 with optionals, like leather wrapped steering wheel, etc. It's a Mercury with clean CarFax history and only 37k. No accidents and air bag never deployed. However it does show a Ford emblem in the center of the steering wheel. I was wondering if an aftermarket unit was installed at the dealer or if Ford made some Grand Marquis with the Ford logo in 2005 or any other year. Thanks
#3280 of 3300 Re: Grand Marquis with Ford Emblem on the steering wheel [mark_farm]
Jan 04, 2012 (1:16 pm)
Can't answer your question directly, but when I bought my new 2004 Crown Vic from a Ford dealer, it came with a Grand Marquis owners manual...I know they are basically the same car, but the overhead computer of the Grand had a lot of functions, like a driver info center, whereas the overhead in my Ford only had a compass in it...all that plastic for a compass and two overhead lights...what a waste of plastic...
#3281 of 3300 Crown Vic Police Interceptor owners?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 09, 2012 (8:04 am)
A reporter would like to speak to a civilian driver of a Crown Vic, preferably a P71 (Police Interceptor). If you are not a police officer, and you own a Crown Vic, please send your daytime contact information to predmunds.com no later than Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern.
#3282 of 3300 Tranny fluid change independent shop or dealer
Sep 27, 2012 (11:29 am)
This is my dilemna. I'm coming up on the 60k scheduled maintenance. i can go to my usual garage, where i get my oils and various filters etc changed, or to a local dealer, friendly ford. the dealer is expensive but super efficient. Its an extensive check, and i'm afraid of what they might find and$$. the independent garage is much less$$ but sometimes they want me to replace things like my serpentine belt, that does shows minor wear and tiny cracks that are well within the accepted condition for 2007 Marquis. I checked on the internet.
Where should i go the dealer who replaced my blend door activator for $700.00 or the garage that i do all my normal maintenance with??? PS. The garage was afraid to replace my tranny fluid unless it was necessary to so, citing dripping problems with the tranny after the fluid change. This makes me thing the garage or the the tranny dripping is a problem with this car?? Any help out here? ">
#3283 of 3300 Re: Tranny fluid change independent shop or dealer [halo51]
Sep 28, 2012 (12:44 am)
Well, I personally think, a garage that is afraid to replace the tranny fluid because of "dripping problems" with the tranny after the fluid change would not be my garage for any further projects!! I even do all the Oil changes myself.. engine..power steering AND transmission oil and I´m not a mechanic!
And what means "unless it is necessary to so.."? Never wait till it´s necessary with a tranny fluid change, cause that might also be too late -and expensive-. Depending on your driving style, if you are often in stop and go, live in or close by a city and/ or like to drive "sporty", stick to the Police and taxi maintenance schedule (shorter intervals). Anyways, if it has never been changed yet, change it!!
The dealers usually just flush the transmissions these days and I guess, as they do it pretty often, it might be the better place. My Dad had his transmission on his Town Car flushed at a Ford place and it seemed to work good (price was around 120 $ including the oil)! BUT always check the fluid level when you are out the door of the garage and always check for a wet undercarriage when you arrive home and for stains the next morning! Things can happen, anywhere!
Another Question, do you have to have an "official 60000 mls check" because of a warranty or so or do you just want to have it checked according to the specs? If no "official check" is necessary, maybe check what has to be done by the books, then decide on what you wanna do and place your instructions at one or the other or different things on both dealers.
#3284 of 3300 Re: Tranny fluid change independent shop or dealer [mrlauderdale]
Sep 28, 2012 (12:03 pm)
" his transmission on his Town Car flushed "
Local Ford/Lincoln "flushed" the tranny in our 95 4.6 T Bird & in so doing blew the O ring seal around the transmission dipstick. They claimed a coincidence and charged me accordinly to fix that.
IMO the flushing is too powerful and the process doesn't involve a change of filter. Believe in dropping the tranny pan, changing the filter, new gasket, attach the pan & fill with oil. If the oil needs changing, so does the filter.
Nov 24, 2012 (1:22 am)
just purchased a 2002 Gm Gs it has the lacy spoked rims with the wider good year tires..arizona beige metallic ...95k miles..interior and exterior are in like brand new condition ...bought from a ford dealership, i paid 5k....i have only put 100 miles on it so far...it seems to ride very well...there is a slight pull to the right..
Nov 25, 2012 (2:39 am)
the GM also has a much better looking interior
#3287 of 3300 Do I need an alignment after replacing all ball joints?
Mar 21, 2013 (11:36 am)
I have a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis that has 130,000 miles on it. It had 34,000 on it when I purchased it in 2005. Anyhow, today my mechanic replaced upper and lower ball joints on both sides. He said I may need tie rod ends and an alignment. Like a dummy, I didn't question him on that. I drove car 8 miles back to my house and nothing feels wrong. I mean there's no pulling or vibration or anything else. My question is: Should I get an alignment? Not to sound like a jerk, but I hope to only hear from those of you who know what you're talking about.
(I did an internet search about new ball joints, and half the people said an alignment is necessary and the other half said it wasn't.)