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Lincoln Town Car Intake Manifold May Crank Near Thermostat Resulting in Coolant Leak

Lincoln Town Car Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007

Average Mileage: 135,230 mi (40,000 mi - 320,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 163,000 mi

    car overheats changed water pump, thermostat, check heater core, front passenger seat floor wet help

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  • Visitor, , 115,788 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 124,321 mi

    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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  •  Rookie

    had to replace severely cracked

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  • Visitor, , 104,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Crack found on inner thermostat housing, leaking coolant.

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  • Visitor, , 96,500 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 177,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    same descrition.

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