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Do you mean on the top of the plugs or on the elements?
I saw an Acura with oil on top....an o ring seal problem.
Oil on the elements probably means worn or broken rings. Have someone do a compression test on the cylinders.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jun 27, 2011


Hello, This sounds like a Traction control box problem. When you put in the MAF do you remember a pod on the Air duct around the Air filter? In the ductwork it looks like a butterfly valve (the humming) and it is part of the Traction control system. What happens on a Ford product is the Traction control reduces engine power by choking off air going into the engine as well as applying rear braking.

The Traction control has a speed range and it shuts off at higher speeds. This is probably why the problem disappears the faster you go. To fix this problem, you need to clean the ABS sensors in each wheel. The Ford rear Rotors have an Emergency brake setup inside the hub of the rear Rotors. There is a drum brake in each rear wheel inside the Rotor. When the brake lining and rust fall off the Emergency brake shoes, it blinds the ABS sensors. When the ABS can not count the wheel turns, it activates the Traction control. When the ABS sensors can see again, the noises and power problems should go away.

Also, for better acceleration, some of the old style Intake manifolds were metal and clogged up under the Airhorn. There are 8 bolts and 1 $10 gasket needed to clean out the groove under the Airhorn gasket. This will give your engine more pep.

I hope my solution is very helpful in explaining how to fix your car.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jun 15, 2011


Could be faulty wiring from the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) that is mounted on the transmission and runs up to the speedometer.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on May 30, 2011


When the check engine light is flashing, it means that the system has detected a misfire condition that can cause damage to the catalytic converter if not repaired. Try to drive the vehicle as little as possible until the problem can be addressed. Look for bad coil pack or shorted injector or driver

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on May 18, 2011


Have you checked for fuel pressure ? With only 1 coil pak out, the car should start. So, start from the beginning, ... Check for spark on several plug wires. If spark, then check for fuel, is the fuel pump working? Check the breaker in the trunk, drivers side behind the panel. If still no fuel, then could be a wire short or fuse,or just the pump in the tank needs to be replaced. If you do have spark and fuel, then check the MAF sensor on the air intake. This will shut the motor down more so then the MAP. Only Ford has this part and it cost's, and once you open the box they will not take it back. Have someone, or even Ford check the MAF sensor, or check at a scrap yard for hopefully a good used one. There's more to check, including the crank sensor, but start with this. Good luck.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Apr 18, 2011


The turn signal switch or in Ford terms "multi-function" switch is easy to replace if you are mechanically inclined. Lower the steering column "tilt" adjustment for easier access. Remove the lower panel (below the steering column). Remove the three screws from the plastic column covers that surround the multi-function switch. Turn the key to the run position, then from the bottom side of the column, use a very small pocket screwdriver, allen wrench or similiar tool to push up on the ignition cylinder release pin. The hole is located just below the cylinder. With the pin pushed, pull out on the key and cylinder. Next seperate the two cover halves and you will see the complete multi-function switch. remove the two attaching screws, remove the electrical connectors and replace the switch. Replace all removed components and you're done! You can purchase the switch at most auto parts stores, ford dealers or ebay. Feel free to ask if more information is needed and I appreciate a vote of four thumbs up. Good luck!

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011


this is due to faulty thermostat ,you need to change it to close the circuit of cooling fan ,but it should be the same range .

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Apr 10, 2011


i would change crank shaft censor

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Apr 09, 2011


You probably have a short somewhere or you have a bad relay.

Check in your fuse box and see if there is a relay (a big button looking plug with all your small fuses) that is labeled to control the turn signals. More than likely there is a relay for your emergency lights. Go to your local parts store, get the replacements for your vehicle, pull out the old ones and put in the new ones.

If this doesn't solve the problem, then you've probably got a short somewhere and you will need to go to a shop that specializes in auto electrical to get it diagnosed.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Apr 06, 2011


Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. You need to make sure the battery is good and holding a charge. Make sure the terminals are cleaned and tight. Check you wires and make sure they are not damaged from the battery to the starter. Make sure all wires are connected. If you are getting a bad connection, it will cause this. Check your ignition fuse as well. If this all checks out, check the starter and starter solenoid. Make sure no wires are damaged around the starter. You should find your issue looking at these parts. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and thanks for using FixYa and have a great evening.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Apr 06, 2011


How do you know that ?

A code doesn't make it bad

Which one sensor 1 or 2 ?

Give us the codes you got

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Mar 30, 2011


What you have is a leak in the air intake box/system.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Mar 23, 2011


First check your brake light fuse, it that's ok, then you need to replace brake light switch. It's located just above brake pedal under dash. Small plastic switch w/a couple of wires from it. Easy fix

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Mar 13, 2011


Hello, There are several Vacuum lines, but I would say that you should disconnect the Vacuum line you are talking about and plug it. Then see if the engine runs even better. I am thinking it may be an EGR line and about the only difference between what you did and leaving the line unplugged is the EGR did not move.

Now there are Solenoids on the engine to control the Vacuum flowing to the EGR and one of the Solenoids may be open when it should be shut. So you can not verify the EGR is bad unless you have a Vacuum test gauge or press up on the EGR diaphragm with your fingers and see if the diaphragm is ruptured. A ruptured diaphragm will not hold Vacuum. Also the EGR is hot when the engine runs and the Solenoids switch off and on so rely on the on-board computer.

You should be setting off "check engine" lights if any of the Solenoids are bad. If you have found a way to make the engine run, it will give it time to diagnose the problem. There can be a few vacuum controls under the dash which can operate the A/C and heat flaps. Trace the Vacuum line.

If you are disconnecting the big Vacuum line to your Brake booster you need to reassess what you are doing. You would not have power assist for the Brakes.

I owned a 1994 Crown Vic and currently have a 2002 Marquis. So I have a good idea where the Vacuum lines go as your engine is the same. Autozone and Oreillys and Advance will scan for free. They may not want to do it without an engine light on, but if the problem is not the EGR then you need a scan. I hope I have helped you.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011


The fluid you need is called mercon type ATF this is what ford recommends to use and should say it on the bottle. as for a filter for the transmission or engine I recommend motorcraft filters they meet ford specifications and are available at most auto parts stores.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


it is hard to say were they might have disconnected the system, but i can give you a few places to check, you stated that you checked the fuses, but lets just make sure , there are 3 fuses for the system in the under hood fuse box there is a 30 amp air/suspn. pump fuse, in the instrument panel fuse box there are 2 fuses #5 & #18 both are 15 amp fuses. also there is an air suspn. relay ( this is what we usealy remove to disable the system ) it is in the under hood relay center. also they may just have unhooked the compressor it is mounted under the hood under the air cleaner assambly. as for the plugins in the trunk i have no idea what they might be , there are allot of things in the trunk of a crown vic. but most likley they are for the power antana.there should not be any thing in the trunk for the air ride other then the service switch.....good luck

let me know if there is any thing else i can do for you.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011


Check the pump. it is located under the wiper fluid container. Thats where I would start. are you interested in selling it? I'm looking for a black 96 with low miles...

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011


this is easy but depends if its the vacuum hose or the hoses to pressure sensor, the vacuum hose uses vacuum hose and you cut to size but if it for the sensor then you will need high heat hose so it will not burn, remove the broken hose and take it to a auto parts store and they will match it, take note the pressure sensor has two hoses make sure to label which hose goes where they are not interchangeable, good luck.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011

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