97 CVPI Engine Lock up

Asked by Jan 11, 2017 at 03:53 PM about the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My motor locked up going to the store it had a
knocking issue prior to that point . I was told it was
my flywheel first crown Vic first big engine I need
answers don't wanna get rid of it

2 Answers


Well Crown Victoria's don't have flywheels, they have flex plates, and they make horrible clanking and popping noises when they break and usually make funny noises when starting the engine, never heard of one knocking, I fear that it is much deeper than just a flex plate, more likely a rod, and if it seized the engine it could have damaged the block, but you won't really know until you get both the transmission inspection cover for the flex plate inspection and the oil pan off for the rod, unless you can see obvious block damage on either side of the engine.


OH and those engines aren't really that big displacement wise, they just take up a lot of space.

Your Answer

Ford Crown Victoria Experts

  • #1
    Tracy Hooks
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercury Grand Marquis
18 Great Deals out of 1,242 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Taurus
151 Great Deals out of 15,573 listings starting at $1,900
Used Lincoln Town Car
21 Great Deals out of 1,447 listings starting at $1,850
Used Chevrolet Impala
370 Great Deals out of 27,543 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Mustang
294 Great Deals out of 38,678 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer
878 Great Deals out of 64,708 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-150
2,535 Great Deals out of 221,934 listings starting at $1,222
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
646 Great Deals out of 37,897 listings starting at $695
Used Chevrolet Caprice
134 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Camaro
257 Great Deals out of 30,437 listings starting at $4,200
Used Honda Accord
565 Great Deals out of 92,859 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Camry
853 Great Deals out of 72,897 listings starting at $1,400

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.