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.
Coolant Leak From Intake Manifold on Lincoln Town Car
Average mileage: 136,819 (40,000–320,000)
70 people reported this problem
48 people shared problem details
1998 Lincoln Town Car130,000Visitor
composite plastic intake manifold has crack near thermostat housing can you replace just that part or the whole housing how much
2001 Lincoln Town Car163,000Visitor
car overheats changed water pump, thermostat, check heater core, front passenger seat floor wet help
1999 Lincoln Town Car115,788Visitor
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
2000 Lincoln Town Car85,000Visitor
Crack found on inner thermostat housing, leaking coolant.
1999 Lincoln Town Car124,321Visitor
Thermostat housing leaking coolant. Manifold cracked in two places - front and rear of manifold. Manifold was replaced. Total bill, including labor was: $839.32
1999 Lincoln Town Car117,000Visitor
crack by heater hose
2005 Lincoln Town Car104,000Visitor
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.
2000 Lincoln Town Car96,500Visitor
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 Car177,000Visitor
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.
2000 Lincoln Town Car161,348Visitor
Leaks from top back of motor
2000 Lincoln Town Car145,000Visitor
Cracked at thermostat housing
1999 Lincoln Town Car111,000Visitor
Manifold leaking coolant coming out exaust
1999 Lincoln Town Car88,600Visitor
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 Car155,000Visitor
Leaking water below thermostat housing.
1998 Lincoln Town Car103,800Visitor
Leaking on neck below thermostat housing
1997 Lincoln Town Car208,000Visitor
remanufactured ford motor with 50000 miles leaking under alternator
1997 Lincoln Town Car120,000Visitor
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 Car199,217Visitor
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 Car236,000Visitor
Yep, got this leak. Have to fix with money.
My dad's car is overheating and he is constantly taking it to the same mechanics that I worry a...
windows are over two years down, and now just found out I need a intake manifold which costs over 1 thousand dollars.
experiencing coolant loss. coolant appears to be coming from area near starter. checked engine...
leaking antifreeze need to replace manifold intake and manifold intake gasket
NEED PRICE ON INTAKE MANIFOLD REPLACEMENT