Car died after driving in the rain and would not start, It was turning over

Asked by Jul 09, 2016 at 03:07 PM about the 1998 Ford Crown Victoria

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have the 1998 model Marquis.  /Crown Vic(Same car) I seem to have an
issue when it rains. Sometimes the Temperature gauge will spike and then
go back to normal while I am driving in the rain. The Bigger recent issue
left me stranded 50 miles from home. I drove the car 50 miles in the rain.  
Then about 1/2 mile down a slight bumpy driveway very slowly.
It cut off on me once but started back up.
The car sat for about an hour and then would not start. It would turn over.
But not fire.   IT was towed, and after it dried out for a day. It runs great
again.  There were no error codes or check engine lights.

2 Answers

11,385

Same as the Lincoln Town car too..Change the CKP sensor.

Is it maybe because water is getting into the sensor? I have not had any problem with the car in good weather. It has been sunny here the last 2 days, and the car is running fine. No, I cannot drive it only when its a sunny day. lol How would that cause the temp gauge to spike? Or is that an unrelated issue as well? I appreciate the responses. Thanks

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Car starts then dies in a few seconds 20 answers

    Wife headed out to work. Car was running fine, and then engine stops. Engine turns over fine and starts, but stops in a second or 2. Has plenty of gas.

    2005 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Crown Vic Overheating 4 answers

    I have a strange overheating problem on my 2008 Crown Vic. 1st episode I lost all electrical accessory power and then the car died. Symptoms resembled a battey drain after an alternator failure. I ...

    2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1992 Crown Victoria stumbles under load, dies, starts 15 minutes later, runs fine then stumbles and dies again 3 answers

    My 1992 Crown Victoria has 103,000 miles on it. We live at sea level elevation (but not by the ocean) and the car is stored inside our garage. Over the last 6 months or more it has developed an occa...

    1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr LX Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why does the car not start when the battery is turning over? 2 answers

    trying to start the car, the battery will turn over like it is going to start, but doesn't

    2009 Ford Crown Victoria

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Truck stops running when it rains?? 4 answers

    I have a 2004 Ford F150. It runs great until it rains. If its a light rain it runs fine, when it rains hard the truck stops running?? What could this be?

    2004 Ford F-150 XL 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Crown Victoria Questions

Ford Crown Victoria Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 1,700
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 870
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 840
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercury Grand Marquis
25 Great Deals out of 2,203 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
361 Great Deals out of 44,495 listings starting at $1,000
Used Lincoln Town Car
29 Great Deals out of 2,080 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Taurus
253 Great Deals out of 20,518 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
776 Great Deals out of 28,447 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,692 Great Deals out of 212,369 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer
937 Great Deals out of 74,004 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 81,611 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Camaro
280 Great Deals out of 38,300 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 145 listings starting at $3,700
2008 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 143 listings starting at $1,700
2007 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
95 listings starting at $2,995