Question about 1993 Ford Crown Victoria

1 Answer

Didnt have ant-freez in coolent system just water, just had a week of freezing temp, water pump was not working before, was gonna replace water pump but want to know what kind of damage i might b faceing

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 98 Answers

Well if the water pump was already inoperable prior to the freezing temp ,and assuming that vehicle was not severely overheated when water pump went out, This should just involve the changing of water pump and addition of proper antifreeze to cooling system..If the vehicle did overheat badly you could face many problems or could also be very lucky..( a little more detail would help at point of failure) worst possible thing is motor could be locked up, or you could be facing blown head gasket, cracked block, etc...) Answer back with details to get a more acurate diagnosis..

Posted on Dec 28, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer


It sounds like the water pump is not working. Google your make and model with the words 'water pump repair' after it, if you want to try repair yourself. Otherwise take it to a mechanic you know and trust

May 09, 2017 | 2000 BMW 528i

1 Answer

2005 chevrolet z-71 Truck overheating changed water pump and thermostat

Check for any signs of water leaking to the ground and if you do locate a leak follow the path. There could be a leak from the drain plugs, water jacket freeze plugs, water pump seals, the coolent temp switch, damaged gaskets, or a small crack somewhere in the coolent system. Check all hoses to see if they leaking or loose at clamps and connections. And if you cannot find a leak anywhere. check the radiater core or header tank, if the leak is in the radiater you should remove and replace, or have professionally repaired. Still can't find any leak. Ckeck your oil for water or foam. And if you do see that it is here, it's most likely a head gasket leak.

Nov 03, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2 Answers

2004 Neon was overheating... replaced thermostat, relay switch, heater core, and when antifreeze was put in, in stopped overheating... what could be the problem?

Water only or very little antifreeze can cause the radiator to freeze and restrict the flow of water in the engine block causing the engine to everheat.Not unusual to see this time of year when the temperature gets below freezing.Even though the temp may only be about freezing , when the air starts moving through the radiator when driving it creats a wind chill factor and can freeze the water in radiator.Always keep a 50/50 mixture in the coolant system.

Feb 06, 2011 | 2003 Dodge Neon

2 Answers

Changed water pump & thermostat. Still only blowing cool air. Fan motor blows fine Jeep is in good condition other than this. Someone mentioned using some different antifreeze?

if you were the person that changed the water pump and t'stat this will be more of a 'follow-on'
A word of warning and advice, if you are going to work on the cooling system when it is in operating range, ie hot! Wewar a long sleeved work shirt /coveralls, work gloves and eye protection. If a hose 'blow's" when you are in proximity to it, it will cause injury. if you are caught like that, wash the affected with cool water a.s.a.p. and for a minimum of 15 mins. One, the washing will remove any anti-freeze, (bad for the skin etc) Two, the cool water will reduce the temp and thus the damage to the outer and inner skin formation. Most important to cool the UNDERLYING skin, it will greatly reduce reaction and damage.
Ok, here we go. If you8 have an assistant it will save you some tiome. The engine is warmed up and is at operating temp. Briefly check the top rad hose between thermostat and rad. If it's hot to the touch, the T'stat has opened, if cool to the touch the T'stat has NOT opened. Re'check the T'stat installation.

All is well, rad top and bottom hose are hot, coolant is circulating. Find and follow the heater hose from engine to bulkhead. Sometimes there will be quite a few hoses sharing a common center. Again, check that the inlet hose to the bulkhead and the return line are hot to the touch. This equates to coolant circulating. if inlet is hot and outlet cool, then the coolant is not circulating correctly through the heater box / matrix.

Under the hood, find and trace the vacuum line (s) which run from the engine to the bulkhead and check for leaks, a broken connector or a split hose. The underhood temps cook vacuum lines fairly easily, making them brittle. No problems found? Obtain /rent a hand powered vacuum pump, disconnect the main vacuum feed to the bulkhead, (under hood), attach it to the hand powered vacuum pump and operate the pump. If you have an assistant, have them sit in the vehicle as you operate the pump, WITHOUT the engine running. They should be able to hear the flaps on the airbox open and close. if they cannot hear them operate, there may be a vacuum leak inside the dash from a damaged line T-piece etc. To double check, start the engine, and operate the vacuum hand pump. Ensuring that you have plugged the vacuum source on the engine otherwise you may have poor starting, and a lumpy erratic idle.

Have your assistant operate the heater controls whilst you operate the vacuum pump. If the air flaps operate with the vacuum which you supply, and the heater mode directs hot air to the interior of the vehicle, then you have narrowed the problem down to a faulty vacuum feed at the engine supply.

Anti=Freeze enables the boiling point of the coolant system to be raised, and of course, depending on the mix, prevents the coolant from freezing at low temps. Do not mix the Anti-Freeze more than 50% Glycol and 50% water. Odd thing about anti-freeze, if you increase the glycol content, the engine will start to operate at a higher temp, with the usual problems which come with that situation. Certain Anti-Freeze mixtures have additive's included which are kinder to cooling systems which have a high aluminium content. In any case, after two years continous useage, Anti-Freeze properties start to decline and the coolant system requires draining /re-filling with new Anti-Freeze.

Hope that info is of some help.

Jan 25, 2011 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee

2 Answers


turn the drain clock screw on the bottom of the radiator drain coolent flush with water tighten screw and refill with coolent

May 07, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Running hot coolent is fine...

check for a blown head gasket it will sometimes pump air into the heads and make the coolant levels seem fine but in truth they are not and check the water pump for rusted fins make shure the water level sucks down during sharp throtteling of the motor if so the cooling system is fine as far as that goes but where to start

1.) tempature switch located on the motor it tells the ecu when to kick on the cooling fan

2.) fans spin freely without taking force

3.) thermostat it could be stuck closed due to someone at sometime only running water without antifreez and causing the pressure pin to rust and freeze the gate shut

4.) monitor the water levels if they go down suddenly as 1 gallon of water a week or 2 weeks its a bad head gasket you can see this on spark plugs as well

and for most your water pump make shure you get good heat from the heater at low running tempatures and start the car and monitor what the water in the radiator does (while its cold) the water in a car is over 195% and can easily do harm if the car is just warmed up not even close to over heating so you can imagine what it could do at an over heated state

but get the problem fixed or else you can result in blown head gaskets water in the oil piston breakdown do to rust in the piston walls and even worse complete engine failure

Jul 16, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

3 Answers

1996 sunfire heater problem

i had this same problem 3 weeks ago.... i know someone who works for GM and this is a common problem with these cars. under your glove compartment where yout passanger feet will stretch to there is a dash plate, when you remove that look for a plug sticking down with 4 or 5 wires in it. Unplug the connector and there are two 5.5 mm (I think) screws. Not positive on the size. The one towards the front of firewall is tough to get, but that is your blowermoter resister, replace that an you should be fine...1777bd0.gif

Jan 12, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

Water was used in coolent system with no anti freeze,

Is the water pump now leaking? There are other components that may have been damaged. The freeze out plugs in the engine block are designed to pop out if the coolant is not sufficient and freezes. This is to save the engine block from cracking, which may have happened. U need to get the car in a heated garage, fill system w/ water, check for leaks, and get the car running to again check for further leaks or problems. The radiator/heater core may also have been damaged. Only way to find out is to thaw it out and check it over carefully for leaks. Let me know how u make out.

Dec 28, 2008 | 1993 Ford Crown Victoria

2 Answers

Heater not blowing warm air

yes it is. when you replaced the water pump you most likely got a vapor lock in the system. meanig you got air caught in the lines and the best way to get it out is relaese top water pump line and fill with antifreez and then replace line to the water pump. and see what happens. hope this works for you. let me know.

Dec 18, 2008 | 2004 Chrysler Town & Country

Not finding what you are looking for?
1993 Ford Crown Victoria Logo

61 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

83096 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22382 Answers

gerry bissi

Level 3 Expert

4387 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides