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You are in the Ford Crown Victoria/Mercury Grand Marquis
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Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Suspension, Transmission, Sedan
#60 of 99 94 grand marquis trans
May 18, 2008 (3:27 am)
what kind of transmission does a 94 grand marquis have. Im thinking about buying a whole new one, if anyone has that is in good condition contact me
#61 of 99 drives like a derailed train...
Jul 15, 2008 (4:34 pm)
My 2005 Mercury Gr Marquis LS with 111150 miles sometimes feels like the wheels are going to fall off at any moment. I'm pretty sure I have a warped brake rotor, but would that cause the car to shudder like nervous Nelly while the brakes aren't engaged? Otherwise I have had the alignment inspected (multiple shops say it's fine) and the only items that aren't stock are the tyres, the Michelins have been replaced with Goodyear TripleTreads. I keep the car well serviced - engine and transmission fluids and filters changed, as well as the rear differential fluid... All in accordance with the owners manual. I'm kinda lost here because I'm starting to set off seismometers.
#62 of 99 Re: drives like a derailed train... [sts_endeavour]
Jul 15, 2008 (5:47 pm)
It sounds like broken bushings or busted ball joints, or maybe the tie rod.
The tie rod, often must be replaced frequently on the MGM.
The other issue with the tires may be the cause - make sure the tires are the same
size and wideness.
The Legendary Danny O'Doul
#63 of 99 Re: mysterious chugging [whitebread64]
Jul 15, 2008 (6:50 pm)
First thing you do is replace the fuel filter located on the frame rail. Get a motorcraft filter for about $16, and have an oil change place put it in for about $40. You will be amazed the difference something so small and forgotten can make. Be sure to have the mechanic show you the condition of the gas and water and sludge-like fluid flowing out of it after it has been removed so you can see how much sludge you may have in your tank. If your fuel filter is very sludged up, you will need to remove your gas tank and replace the filter inside the tank as well as clean out the tank so you get all the sludge and slime. This is something you will want to do to any car that has been sitting un-used for a long period of time, or if you buy your gas at out of the way mom and pop stations who never change their gas tank or pump filters.
#64 of 99 Re: drives like a derailed train... [sts_endeavour]
Jul 15, 2008 (9:18 pm)
A set of Michelins is in your future. Our Town Car has the Michelin X and the T Bird has the Michelin Hydroedge. Both tires carry cars with over 111,150 miles on them & they are smooth and vibration free.
#66 of 99 Re: transmission troubles [deangelotl]
Jul 16, 2008 (8:12 pm)
Is the bolt you found a "Torx" or "star" shaped drive? It is possible that the 2 bolts that retain the shifter cable linkage bracket at the back of the steering column have come loose, and one of them fell out. Simply reinstall them with blue loctite thread locker and the correct Torx bit driver and rachet. If the bolts are verified loose, this will cause multiple concerns with the trans linkage and your ability to put the trans in park. Good luck!! (an easy repair, if you have the correct bit and a flashlight) Just follow the shifter cable up the column, be sure to set the vehicles parking brake and be on a flat, level surface. It couldnt hurt to block your tires as well!!
Aug 21, 2008 (1:11 pm)
My poor cars rear diff spews silvery grey goo
It's all too evident what I need to do.
I open my wallet to part with my money,
My mechanic smiles and says "Thanks again, sonny!"
But before I do, I come before you,
and hopefully will walk away with a clue.
How much cash will I need in hand
before I go to mechanicland
for a shiney new differential, and some fresh fluid too
so my car won't spew that silvery grey goo?
(in regards to a 05 Grand Marquis LS)
#68 of 99 Re: transmission troubles [fordtransman]
Nov 02, 2008 (4:23 pm)
My shifter was loose on my 92 Grand Marquis so today I went under the dash and found the two torx bolts you talked about. They were lose so I tightened them as best I could without the correct torx driver. In looking for the correct size of these bolts I found your post. Do you know the size? My biggest is T20, way too small.
#69 of 99 Shifting Problems
Jan 10, 2009 (7:24 am)
I have a 92' Ford Crown Vic and just recently, I noticed that my car has started tripping! It gets first and second gear fine but it hesitates and sometimes never gets out of second gear. It's an automatic transmission of course, and before I let a mechanic rape me and tell me I need all this unnecessry stuff...I wanted to get some advice on what I should try to do. I was going change the filter and fluid, but I just wanted to get some advice on the matter first.