Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission is leaking 2003 Ford Crown Victoria

asked by on

My transmission is leaking and I was wondering what other transmissions can be substituted for this car. I've called basically every where near me and no one was the transmittion for a 2003 crown victoria police interceptor
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

A: Transmissions are very "year and model...

Transmissions are very "year and model specific" due to year-to-year variances in electronic controls/PCM interface. In your case, it might not matter though. That is, if the leaks you are referring to are external leaks (e.g. from the transmission oil pan gasket’s external oil seals), and your transmission is otherwise functioning normally, it will be far less expensive and much less risky for you to fix the leaks on the unit that you already have, and which you know matches and works with your car.

However, if you have internal hydraulic leaks due to failed O-rings and pistons, that is a different matter. In that event, you should rebuild your transmission although sometimes only seals and o-rings have to be replaced because the so-called hard parts (e.g., metal gears) are good. To have the problem scoped out more thoroughly, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the transmission leak, and advise you on the recommended next steps.

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: How do I adjust the electronic range select (ERS) system?

The electronic range select (ERS) system limits the highest gear that your vehicle can be using. When in ERS mode, tap the shift lever right, towards the +, to add an extra gear to the ERS. Tap the lever left,...

Q: My car is misfiring and shutting off after driving a short distance

From the description you have provided, there could be any number of things that caused this failure. The engine should be steady with compression in all cylinders while turning over/cranking. If the engine cranking is not uniform, this could mean...

Q: Car won't stay started without gas pedal down

It sounds as though severe engine damage may have occurred, due to overheating. If a vehicle is allowed to overheat even once, extensive damage, such as a cracked cylinder head or blown head gasket, may result. However, before we assume...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...