Welcome to the Crown Vics ETC blog!

On April 6, 2000, I purchased a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP with 23,490 miles. I decided to start a little website for it featuring a running log of my experiences with the car. Vic 1.0 was retired in 2015 due to rust and electrical issues. Vic 2.0 was a 2006 P71 in Blue Pearl that belonged to my boyfriend. It was a Ford demo and never saw actual police use. It was damaged in September of 2018 with well over 186,000 miles. It was replaced by Vic 3.0 in October 2018 with a 2008 P71 in Silver Birch with 120,971 miles. To read posts prior to 2010, click a link at right, or go to Crown Vics, ETC.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

UPDATE: Dead in the Driveway

Well, I guess wax can be hazardous for a car's health... I just tried to start Vic, and all it does is crank.  I don't hear the fuel pump kicking on, so that is what I am assuming the problem is.  Hoping to get it towed to "Taxi Guy" today.  One thing is for sure, after yesterday's cleaning session, it will be the shiniest looking Vic in his shop!!

UPDATE: Vic is on a flatbed, headed for the shop...


  1. Yes I feel for you. The fuel pump just went on my 98 Crown Vic about two weeks ago. Still parked in the driveway as I don't have the money to replace the pump right now. It has close to the same mileage as yours when my pump went - 149,000 miles (240,000 Kilometers).

    I have to order my pump from a US Ford dealer as the Canadian dealers want over $650 for one. There is an American Ford dealer I always buy parts from and they are going to sell it to me for $309 plus about 30 bucks shipping through the US Post. I only use genuine Ford parts in my Vickie. Anyway good luck with your Crown Vic, I hope you get it back on the road soon.

    Crown Vics are nice cars, it's a shame Ford is discontinuing them in a few months. Ford should be hanging their heads in shame for this stupid move.

  2. The good news is it ins't the fuel pump. The bad news is, you still need one! I hope you get your Vic back on the road soon, too!!