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I have a 1996 crown victoria. My heater would not blow air (heat) at all and the blinkers stopped working all at the same time. Then the check engine light came on. 2 hours later, started car, and everything was back to normal except the fact that the check engine light is still on???????? Anybody got any idea whats going on?

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You would have to look at the codes. then revert back to the problem

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SOURCE: 2006 crown victoria - no heat

I would change the thermostat in the vehicle first and go from there. Hope this helps......Dan

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SOURCE: 1996 crown victoria has no heat

i think it is the heater control valve i think it is mounted on the firewall by the top close to the hood it will have two black 5/8 hoses attached to it check and make sure it still has the cable attached to it before you replace

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The heater control valve (sometimes called the water flow valve)controls the flow of coolant into the heater core from the engine.
Heater control valves are operated in three basic ways: by cable,thermostat, or vacuum. Cable-operated valves are controlled directlyfrom the heater control lever on the dashboard.
f48-04_3184.gifCable-operated heater valve used to control the flow of water or coolant through the heater core.Thermostatically controlled valves feature a liquid-filled capillarytube located in the discharge air stream off the heater core thatsenses air temperature and modulates the flow of water to maintain aconstant temperature regardless of engine speed or temperature. Mostheater valves utilized on today's car are vacuum operated. These valvesare normally located in the heater hose line or mounted directly in theengine block.
To replace a heater control valve:

  • Refer to your vehicle's service manual to locate the valve.
  • Drain or lower the fluid level in the cooling system.
  • Unclamp, unbolt and unplug the valve.
  • Reverse procedures to complete installation.
Identify the heater control valve carefully. It is easily confused with other parts.

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Air shocks won't pump up

have someone or someone's stand on the back of the bumper then turn it back on and see if it will raise it up.

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SOURCE: Turn signals do not work

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.

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