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j russo, Manahawkin, NJ, May 07, 2010, 19:12
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I saw two leaks on ground that look orange or rust. Went to a car mechanic and he said it is the intake manifold, I only saw the leak once, so I still didn't have the work done on the car. Is it okay to drive the car like this or should I get it fixed right now. would appreciate any info for me to use as a guide. Otherwise I have not put anything major except left ball joints.

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    mastertech6371 May 08, 2010, 06:27
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    it is never good to drive with leaks. a little leak could turn into a gush and do internal damage. the intake is common on those engines. about a 500-600 job and well worth it.

    Roy

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    blk rat, May 05, 2011, 22:52
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    Might be the cracked intake manifold which is a common problem with Marquis and Crown Victoria. Original Ford Part costs around $670.00 (and its made in China! just like the brake rotors) and probably another 600.00 labor. Good luck.

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    mastertech6371, May 06, 2011, 05:26
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    i suggest you call around for pricing. the manifold is available in the aftermarket for a reasonable price.
    check our directory tab at the top of the page for shops near you.

    Roy

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    blk rat May 05, 2011, 22:54
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    Might be a cracked intake manifold common problem with this car. Orig Ford part costs $670 (made in China just like your brake rotors!). Good luck

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    rbarton2 October 23, 2013, 09:15
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    I never even saw a leak on my 1996. it just went up in steam one day. GET IT FIXED. Buy the part, and do it your self, if yuu can. ayou will save a ton, and its pretty easy, no special tools needed, just a good set of the usual stuff. Remember, it will fail, and you will be stuck, somewhere. Good luck.

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