Question about 1997 Ford Crown Victoria
Can be several things. None are good. Oil seals on valve stems are a potential problem. A bad head gasket can leak if the design has oil passages in the heads. The last reason would be oil rings on the pistons.
There are some ways to test to determine which of these 3 problems it is. The tests can be done by a Mechanic and involve pressurizing the inside of the engine in different ways to see which part is at fault.
About the only positive news is that there is a difference between removing 1 head and removing both heads. You only need to fix the side of the engine that is bad. The good side can stay sealed.
There are products which plug oil leaks internally if the gasket is the problem and you may not need to tear apart the engine if the additive works.
Posted on Jun 07, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Push the trim away from the back of the light—1992-98 Crown Victoria
The rear tailamp assembly is held by various fasteners
Remove the wing nuts retaining the light assembly to the lower back panel—1992-98 Crown Victoria
Remove the nut retaining the light assembly from the side of the luggage compartment
Pull the light assembly away from the vehicle—1992-98 Crown Victoria
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
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KNOCKING NOISE IS NOT A GOOD SIGN.SOUND IF YOUR ENGINE OIL LEVEL IS CORRECT NOT LOW. SOUND LIKE OIL PUMP AND MAIN BEARING FAILURE.YOU NEED A REBUILT ENGINE OR OVER HAUL.
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
1. Inspect the Head Gasket; Cause: head gasket leaking coolant into cylinders
2. inspect the Engine; Cause: Cracked block leaking coolant into cylinders.
Coolant is not a flammable liquid, therefore a lot of coolant in cylinder creates starting problem. You should check your engine and the coolant system for this issue.
The first thing you can do is check the oil dipstick - you're looking for a milky brown color as opposed to a dark brown (normal) color for oil - unless you've recently had an oil change - then it will be like honey. If you don't see any discoloration - I would then look around the the bottom of the area where the valve covers are located - the valve covers sit atop the heads and if you have a "blown" head gasket - you may see evidence of water/coolant seepage. You can also take the vehicle to a mechanic, who can do a simple test using air pressure to isolate a potential gasket issue.
Good luck (remember rated this post).
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
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