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Ford Crown Victoria Heater Hose Outlet May Leak Coolant at Back of Intake Manifold

Ford Crown Victoria Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001

Average Mileage: 142,666 mi (110,000 mi - 195,000 mi)


The heater hose outlet may leak coolant at the back of the intake manifold. Sometimes this is misdiagnosed as a leaking intake manifold gasket because it resembles a leaking manifold.

  • Heater hose outlet on intake manifold is stripped. Any fix for this?

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  • Visitor, , 123,000 mi

    I have the crack in the plastic part that the hose goes on. It is leaking and the guy at the station said I may have to replace the intake . That is a cheap way to make a car head intake for a car . I just found out the problem after a few weeks working on the hose and still leaking. I will try to fix it by melting the plastic back together with a solder gun .

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  • Have not fixed yet - just saw the problem - this is a replaced one - after the original was replaced for its rupture issue.

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  •  Rookie

    not fixed yet

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  •  Rookie

    noticed it leaking thought it was the hose and tried to tighten clamp but hose bib popped out of intake noticed it had an o-ring am going to replace that and try to pop it back in place any suggestions?

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