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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$762.00
Average Mileage:
115,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace catalytic converter, radiator (1 reports)
  2. replaced cylinder high temperature sensor (1 reports)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012015

Crown Victoria LX 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

this broke the bank. replacing these suckers is expensive.

- , phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 182012

Crown Victoria LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

check engine light came on and engine started to run rough

My wife told me she was hearing a high pitched whine like the fuel pump, but coming from the engine bay. During an errand the engine started to run rough and the check engine light came on. I found a low level of coolant. I pulled the code (1299) and found that the cylinder high temperature protection feature had been activated. In this mode the engine runs only four cylinders in normal mode and uses the other four as heat pumps to cool the engine, alternating the four cylinders every 32 cycles. I replaced the cylinder high temperature sensor (NAPA $25) which is behind the alternator on the left cylinder head. I drained and refilled the coolant. The car runs fine.

- , Chula Vista, CA, USA

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