'94 Crown Vic Issues
Hey all, how's it going?
I own a 1994 Crown Vic. It's a gorgeous car and I love it. However, I'm having serious issues with it. If I can't fix it then I have to get rid of it and I really don't wish to do that.
I'm able to start the car, however, it immediately idles very roughly, sometimes to the point of stalling. Once it warms up after about 5 minutes of running I'm able to drive it, however it has serious power issues where it gurgles and sometimes jolts in the low speed. This usually clears up when it hits 50kmph. It runs smoothly in-between 50-80kmph however, sometimes, the power just cuts out and I lose speed. After a minute of this it will regain it's power and drive fine, that is until I have to slow down or stop. Then the gurgling issue starts all over again. Sometimes, when I accelerate the car will jolt a bit, as if the fuel has been cut off. Sometimes, but not all of the time, the check engine light will come on.
At first I thought (hoped) it may have been a clogged fuel filter. I took it off and blew an air through it and nothing. It was clear. Ok no luck. Then I tried fuel injector cleaner for a couple of weeks. Nothing still. On a whim, I checked the spark plugs. They're all fine. Next, I checked to see if the catalytic converter was plugged. Well, this car has 4 catalytic converters! There was some signs of burning in the filters, but nothing major. After cleaning them out and re-installing them the car ran the same, if somewhat louder. Next, I though maybe a fuel-injector sensor issue may be the problem. Thinking about the check engine light, I thought that I should have the car scoped. Which I did. Nothing. Not a single code. I figured if there was a sensor issue then it would have showed up on the scope.
I have no idea as to what to do. Do I replace the fuel injectors? Am I mistaken as to it being a fuel issue? Does anyone have any ideas? Please help.
Thank you all for your time.
The Black Knight