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I have a 96 crown vic ,, is it normal for the car to cut out or off bc the battery cables are a little loose?

At times driving it and it hits a bump , the engine cuts out or off and wont crank back until i move the cables. after that it will crank back . I took the battery cable loose to check the alternator (was told it would continue running) but it cuts off.

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Check the wires that go to you cap the wires that go thur the houseing could have a bare wire makeing contact on the dis houseing

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

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    thanks i will check that



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SOURCE: 95 Ford Crown Victoria. Battery light came on.

wirring you have a short some where major like in the fuse box distrabution block or you alternater wire is lose you need to check all wire for lose plugs or shorted wire

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SOURCE: P0304=misfire in cylinder 4. coil?

not coil coil it wouldnt fire at all it is either a plug or a wire replace the wire and plugs and that will fix it

Posted on Oct 06, 2008


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SOURCE: 1995 crown vic gear problems/gear shift wont lock

most likely the shift tube bushings are bad- you may have also lost a few screws in the shift tube or they could just be loose. you have to pull the steernig column down to inspect/repair it.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 1988 Ford Crown Vic Strange Idle

When you turn the key on does the check engine light come on? If not it may be burned out. It sounds like a MAP sensor or an O2 sensor is bad. I would suggest taking it to autozone as they do free diagnostic and seeing if a code comes up. If it is a sensor it should, if not it may be the idle sensor not reading right in the ECU. More than likely it is one of the sensors though.

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SOURCE: 99 crown vic wont crank when i turn the key

Turn key to the run positio, Press on your brake and run your shifter through the gears a couple opf imes then try starting in neutral. This is for the benefit f the neutral safety switch. If still nothing , Raise the hood and and check the battery for a bad or corroded connection. If all is good, make sure car is in park. There is on the driverside fenderwell a relay that looks like a mine Roun With two small terminals and tw large terinals o opposite ides.. When you turn to crank, you put cirrent to one of the small ter minals and that causes the two large battery cables to connect and give power to the starter. If you can jump the battery side cable and the starter side post the starter will crank if nothing is wrong withe the starter.the two large posts. Use a jumper cable,NOT a coat hanger, iF THE STARTER SPINS THEN START IT WITH THE KEY. Good Luck.. Any more help let me know.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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