Coolant Leak From Intake Manifold on Lincoln Town Car

The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.

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Average mileage: 136,778 (40,000–320,000)
10 model years affected: 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007
59 people reported this problem
38 people shared problem details
1998 Lincoln Town Car130,000
composite plastic intake manifold has crack near thermostat housing can you replace just that part or the whole housing how much
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1999 Lincoln Town Car115,788
the neck cracked bc it got to hot and the neck is just plastic so have to get a new one that wasnt plastic and it works great
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2001 Lincoln Town Car163,000
car overheats changed water pump, thermostat, check heater core, front passenger seat floor wet help
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Crack found on inner thermostat housing, leaking coolant.
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1999 Lincoln Town Car124,321
Thermostat housing leaking coolant. Manifold cracked in two places - front and rear of manifold. Manifold was replaced. Total bill, including labor was: $839.32
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had to replace severely cracked manifold
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2005 Lincoln Town Car104,000
Antifreeze leak from intake manifiold. Removed parts above it and found one large crack in intake manifild that was original equipment.It came from factory made out of a hard plastic.Replace with a upgraded intake manifold(after market) with some aluminum parts to it. After all said and done the leaks have stopped and the system is working properly again.Cost of parts and labor 600.00.
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Engine missing, SES came on. Turned it in @ dealership for servicing. Cracked manifold replaced, coolant evacuated from cylinders, and new plugs/plug wires.
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1999 Lincoln Town Car177,000
Car left me stranded in Gatlinburg , TN. while on vacation. Costs me $1,400.00 to fix at dealer. Ford's recall had run out.
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2001 Lincoln Town Car236,000
Yep, got this leak. Have to fix with money.
2007 Lincoln Town Car110,000
it's leaking from under the thermostat housing, I haven't fixed yet
2001 Lincoln Town Car106,000
Intake manifold cracked in multiple places and was leaking coolant into the sprk plug wells and a few other places. I had to replace the intake manifold.
2005 Lincoln Town Car113,000
coolant leaks have to check and refill before starting engine to make sure the resevoir is full
2007 Lincoln Town Car120,000
Replaced cracked manifold
Manifold cracked
Coolant is leaking into intake-manifold and now the thermostat isn't working. Wanting a quoted cost to fix. Haven't fixed the problem yet.
2000 Lincoln Town Car230,000
replaced intake manifold and one coil
collant leaking at thermostat
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