1996 police interceptor Crown Victoria dies when idling

Asked by Apr 28, 2017 at 07:57 PM about the 1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So that car starts smooth but I need to
keep on the gas and keep it at about 1000
rpm for it to stay on once I take my foot of
that gas it'll die completely. Any
suggestions on what could be the proplem.

1 Answer

2,205

I'm gonna say there's a problem with the system ground....undo the lug that connects to the chassis ground and wirebrush that lug...and the space where it bolts to, think that insufficient ground to the relay box has the relays dropping out....combined with a battery that may be older than five years old has led to a relay dropping out....the fuel pump or ignition relay is not seeing sufficient voltage to stay engaged....test at the relay box for GROUND...and varying voltages from the corrosion that is holding up the show~

Your Answer

Ford Crown Victoria Experts

  • #1
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    1,940
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,140
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    800
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
5 Great Deals out of 1,029 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Taurus
19 Great Deals out of 311 listings starting at $2,100
Used Lincoln Town Car
15 listings starting at $5,495
Used Chevrolet Impala
181 Great Deals out of 1,051 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Explorer
39 Great Deals out of 1,536 listings starting at $5,000
Used Ford F-150
634 Great Deals out of 8,980 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
5 Great Deals out of 804 listings starting at $4,200
Used Honda Accord
56 Great Deals out of 1,205 listings starting at $1,888
Used Toyota Camry
87 Great Deals out of 2,221 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Civic
267 Great Deals out of 4,266 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
1 listings starting at $5,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.