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, 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.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Vic was done yesterday morning at 8:30AM!  And I finally know the name of the offending part: HVAC Blend Door Motor (part #19E616)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

UPDATE: Not Cool...

Wellp, today I went for a drive, went in a store, and when I came out, all I could get was hot air out of the A/C and vent.   Drove the 30 miles home with the windows open, and stopped by Taxi Guy.  Took him less than a minute to figure out what was wrong.  It is the same part that went wrong on Todd's '06, a box under the dash that I can never get the name of!  In short, they loosen the whole dash assembly as a unit, then replace the part.  So Vic is at the shop, and I am not looking foward to the bill, though Taxi does great work for a lot less than what a dealership would charge.  Hopefully it will be done tomorrow, and I remember to get the name of the part!!