Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Misfiring and emissions leak in 2000 Ford Crown Vic

asked by on

I've recently had a 230 dollar repair on a 2000 Ford Crown Vic for head gasket. The mechanic said that the number seven was misfiring and a very small leak in the emissions. Should I sell it now or keep working on it?

A: It all depends on what you think of the veh...

It all depends on what you think of the vehicle. These Crown Victoria can run for an awfully long time, but you’d want to find out what this misfiring is to keep this car up and going. If the misfiring is because the head gasket is starting to blow, you have to rebuild the engine or get rid of it. But if it’s misfiring because it has a bad ignition coil, go ahead and fix it - they don’t cost much. I would have the misfiring issue inspected in person by a qualified mechanic. A technician from YourMechanic can visit you at your home or office to diagnose your misfiring problem and let you know exactly what needs to be repaired.

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

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: Re- set computer on vehicle

This is true. After the battery is disconnected, the body computer will sometimes not recognize items that were not with the vehicle originally. The cost to get the computer reset may exceed the cost of getting the alternator replaced. The...

Q: Oil pan gasket has a slow leak/drip

A slow oil leak from the oil pan is usually not an urgent issue, however you will of course want to be sure to check the oil frequently to be sure you do not run low and cause substantial engine...

Q: Hesitates with acceleration, check engine light blinks when gas is pressed. White smoke coming out exhaust but disappears

Hello...If the check engine light is flashing, that signifies a condition, such as active engine misfiring, that should be investigated and resolved promptly to avoid further damage to engine components, not to mention the catalytic converter. The recommended service is...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...