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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: 136,759 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.

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