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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
#70 of 99 System Suggestions
Jan 10, 2009 (6:37 am)
I'm trying to see what would sound good as far as a system to put in my 92' Ford Crown Vic. I was just trying to see if there was anyone out there that had my type of vehicle and had a nice sounding system that could give me some ideas as far as what size speakers, what type, and how to set up the system. Hit me up with some suggestions please!
#71 of 99 Re: Shifting Problems [puccaducc]
Jan 10, 2009 (10:30 am)
The car's mileage? Recommend you change the transmission & torque converter fluid and filter.
#72 of 99 Re: Shifting Problems [euphonium]
Jan 10, 2009 (2:16 pm)
I kinda figured and hoped that was the problem. I bought it from a place and I said that I probably needed to go ahead and change the filter and fluid anyway but you just gave me confirmation as to what I was thinking. I just drove it again a while ago and it was shifting into 4th gear a little hesitantly but it was shifting so that's a good thing I guess. Thanx for the input
#73 of 99 Re: Shifting Problems [puccaducc]
Jan 11, 2009 (11:34 am)
You should first check if the overdrive (if is equipped) is not disengaged.
If working correctly, the overdrive mode will shift first through third gears and then into overdrive.
If, on the steering wheel stalk (on the right side of wheel)
is depressed, then overdrive has been de-activated and a light denoting this (usually in green) should be displayed on the dash, indicating OD/OFF.
It is possible that you are in OD/OFF Mode, and perhaps it is malfunctioning.
Good luck diagnosing.
Sincerely, The Legendary Danny O'Doul
#74 of 99 Re: Shifting Problems [dannyodoul]
Jan 11, 2009 (6:55 pm)
You are correct.
In addition the OD transmission automatically reverts to using OD upon a fresh start of the engine.
#75 of 99 Re: Shifting Problems [dannyodoul]
Jan 12, 2009 (7:20 am)
It doesn't have an OD button, it just has the standard display and gear shift. I've noticed that at times when I am driving it gets all the first gears smoothly but on the last gear it hesitates to get that one and when it does get it....it is when I'm going at least 45 or 50 mph when it hesitates but then slowly shifts to the last gear. If I accelerate and the speed makes a sudden change it doesn't go back to that gear....it just sounds as if I am in the previous gear. Could that be the shift sensor?
#76 of 99 Re: Shifting Problems [puccaducc]
Jan 12, 2009 (10:18 am)
The O'D button is at the center end of the directional lever, hard to see from the usual point of view. Try pushing in the end of the gear shift (directional lever) & see what happens. Otherwise, read the Owners Manual as to its location.
#77 of 99 Re: Shifting Problems [euphonium]
Jan 13, 2009 (8:54 am)
Hey thanks for the info...I read the owner's manual and it states that it is a automatic transmission with built in overdrive. It states that once the vehicle reaches a cruising speed it should shift into fourth gear but that is not happening. So, I was gonna take your advice and go ahead and get the filter, fluids, and torque converter fluid changed but do you think that it would be an issue with a shift sensor?
#78 of 99 Re: Shifting Problems [puccaducc]
Jan 14, 2009 (1:09 pm)
Not knowledgeable regarding the shift sensor, however, after the fluid, filter change, see how it operates.
I've two Ford O/D's each with over 110,000 miles and haven't changed the shift sensors in either, just the oil and filter change in the transmission every 30 to 40 thousand miles.
#79 of 99 Re: Shifting Problems [euphonium]
Jan 16, 2009 (5:00 pm)
I was wondering if you could give me any insite on the windows. My motors are functioning, but the windows down let up or down and as a matter of fact they slowly but surely fall. Would that be due to the plastic teeth in the window gear kit being worn or does that have anything to do with the regulator?