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: 137,291 (40,000–320,000)
11 model years affected: 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
66 people reported this problem
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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
2001 Lincoln Town Car163,000
car overheats changed water pump, thermostat, check heater core, front passenger seat floor wet help
Crack found on inner thermostat housing, leaking coolant.
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
had to replace severely cracked manifold
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.
Engine missing, SES came on. Turned it in @ dealership for servicing. Cracked manifold replaced, coolant evacuated from cylinders, and new plugs/plug wires.
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.
1999 Lincoln Town Car111,000
Manifold leaking coolant coming out exaust
A LICENSED MECHAINC SAID THE INTAKE MANIFOLD VAVLE WAS CAUSING COOLANT TO LEAK,AND HAD TO BE REPLACED AT A COST OF 825 DOLLARS.I HAVE NOT FIXED THE CAR YET
2003 Lincoln Town Car155,000
Leaking water below thermostat housing.
1998 Lincoln Town Car103,800
Leaking on neck below thermostat housing
1997 Lincoln Town Car208,000
remanufactured ford motor with 50000 miles leaking under alternator
1997 Lincoln Town Car120,000
While replacing a stuck thermostat, I removed the hose clamps, & when I pulled out the termastat, 1/4 of the mounting came out with it.This is my only vehicle, I am disabled & needed the car after this DISCOVERY. So I sealed it up real good & that held for a few thousand miles,(good seal job,) then it overheated on the highway, & had the car towed.Upon further inspection, I discovered that not ONLY did the thermastat housing crack, but the manifold housiing had cracked the lentire manifold ABOUT 4" across! Now I have to
1996 Lincoln Town Car199,217
A few weeks of troubleshooting to locate the exact place of leak.. presently attempting remedy via "Bar's Leak, Liquid Copper: Permanent Cooling System Block Seal"....which is basically Sodium Silicate aka Liquid Glass mixed with copper & fiber additives. Initial results (past 20 minutes) appear positive.
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
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