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Old 09-07-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
AtekorS
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96 Crown Vic Not Starting

I Have a 96 Crown Vic LX, 186,000 Miles. I have a problem when we have a
lot of rain. I live on a dirt road and when it rains a lot we get puddles.
These are very large puddles and you must drive thru slowly. The depth is
about the middle of the Wheel.

When I went to go start the car to go to work the car spins over but does
not start.

This happened last year when there was a lot of water after the
Hurricanes. At that time we cleaned the battery posts, sprayed the Crank
Sensor at the front of the Crank with no avail. Then we went to take
another look and it started.

Well we went thru the motions again but to no avail. We also checked the
fuses and sprayed them with WD-40. All the fuses look good.

While spinning the car over you cannot here the injectors clicking. Also
not getting any Fire to the plugs.

I don't have any testers to work with.

Is there any simple tests i can try?

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Old 09-07-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 96 Crown Vic Not Starting

Sounds like a bad iginition switch.

Sarge


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Old 09-07-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 96 Crown Vic Not Starting


"AtekorS" <sroketa@toast.net> wrote in message
news:1b1cb477b7ddaca359e9399af674d74b@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
>I Have a 96 Crown Vic LX, 186,000 Miles. I have a problem when we have a
> lot of rain. I live on a dirt road and when it rains a lot we get puddles.
> These are very large puddles and you must drive thru slowly. The depth is
> about the middle of the Wheel.
>
> When I went to go start the car to go to work the car spins over but does
> not start.
>
> This happened last year when there was a lot of water after the
> Hurricanes. At that time we cleaned the battery posts, sprayed the Crank
> Sensor at the front of the Crank with no avail. Then we went to take
> another look and it started.
>
> Well we went thru the motions again but to no avail. We also checked the
> fuses and sprayed them with WD-40. All the fuses look good.
>
> While spinning the car over you cannot here the injectors clicking. Also
> not getting any Fire to the plugs.
>
> I don't have any testers to work with.
>
> Is there any simple tests i can try?

I would take a good look at the crank sensor. IIRC it is on the bottom-front
of the engine. It would be susceptible to water for sure. Unplug it, if its
rusty or dirty, spray some WD40 or something in both the plug and the sensor
to flush/clean it out and see what happens.


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Old 09-08-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 96 Crown Vic Not Starting


And if that fixes the problem, let it dry a few days then fill the
connector full to overflowing with silicon dielectric grease.


> I would take a good look at the crank sensor. IIRC it is on the
> bottom-front of the engine. It would be susceptible to water for sure.
> Unplug it, if its rusty or dirty, spray some WD40 or something in both
> the plug and the sensor to flush/clean it out and see what happens.
>
>
>


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Old 09-12-2005, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
David O'Grady
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Re: 96 Crown Vic Not Starting

<Well we went thru the motions again but to no avail. We also checked the
fuses and sprayed them with WD-40. All the fuses <look good.

take off the plug wires and spray them with a fine mist of gasoline, then
replace plug wires and restart car......should take care of the problem

"AtekorS" <sroketa@toast.net> wrote in message
news:1b1cb477b7ddaca359e9399af674d74b@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> I Have a 96 Crown Vic LX, 186,000 Miles. I have a problem when we have a
> lot of rain. I live on a dirt road and when it rains a lot we get puddles.
> These are very large puddles and you must drive thru slowly. The depth is
> about the middle of the Wheel.
>
> When I went to go start the car to go to work the car spins over but does
> not start.
>
> This happened last year when there was a lot of water after the
> Hurricanes. At that time we cleaned the battery posts, sprayed the Crank
> Sensor at the front of the Crank with no avail. Then we went to take
> another look and it started.
>
> Well we went thru the motions again but to no avail. We also checked the
> fuses and sprayed them with WD-40. All the fuses look good.
>
> While spinning the car over you cannot here the injectors clicking. Also
> not getting any Fire to the plugs.
>
> I don't have any testers to work with.
>
> Is there any simple tests i can try?
>



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Old 09-13-2005, 05:01   #6 (permalink)
chris
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Re: 96 Crown Vic Not Starting

96 CV's dont have crank sensors, they didnt get those till 03. go to
www.crownvic.net and ask them there, they will be able to help.







On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 20:52:01 -0400, Backyard Mechanic
<pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote:

>
> And if that fixes the problem, let it dry a few days then fill the
> connector full to overflowing with silicon dielectric grease.
>
>
>> I would take a good look at the crank sensor. IIRC it is on the
>> bottom-front of the engine. It would be susceptible to water for sure.
>> Unplug it, if its rusty or dirty, spray some WD40 or something in both
>> the plug and the sensor to flush/clean it out and see what happens.
>>
>>
>>

>




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