Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Is engine replacement complicated?

asked by on

I am looking to install a 5.0 V8 engine from a new Mustang GT to my 2006 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor. I was wondering how complex it might be to do that, and whether other parts would have to be replaced as well, such as alternator, transmission, driveshaft, wiring and other parts that are essential.

This would be impossible to answer since the Crown Victoria never had these engines and adding the larger engine with unknown changes from one engine to the other. The motor mounting, exhaust manifolds, wiring harness and computers are all different. You are going to have more issues with the wiring and antitheft system than anything else.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Won't go into overdrive

Hi there. In most cases, this issue is caused by an obstruction of transmission fluid inside the hydraulic lines of the transmission. It can be resolved typically by flushing the transmission fluid and replacing the filter and transmission pan gasket....

Q: No power to coil

Hello there, thanks for writing in. You should have power to the coil when the ignition is turned on, and as you start the ignition switch, it should send power on the same wire to the coil. If you lose...

Q: Dashboard screen is out

Hi. Early MyFord Touch and Ford Sync infotainment systems have a lot of problems. If your screen is completely blank and not just frozen, I don't think the reset will help. There is a technical service bulletin regarding the problem...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.