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.
Car Problem Reports
Ford Explorer Plastic Intake Manifold May Crack Causing Coolant Leak
Ford Explorer Problem
Engines Affected: 4.0L V6 SOHC, 4.6L V8
Average Mileage: 116,333 mi (104,000 mi - 135,000 mi)
Visitor, 2002 Ford Explorer, 4.6L V8, 110,000 mi
Cracked manifold. Having it fixed but it is costing $1,100.
needs to be replaced
is this cover under warranty by ford?
Visitor, 2002 Ford Explorer, 4.0L V6 SOHC, 104,000 mi
Same thing happened to me. Went to the ford house and purchased a new one. tried to re seal it first but doesn't work. Save money and buy new.
Visitor, 2002 Ford Explorer, 4.6L V8
my plastic piece cracked on the thermostat housing causing a coolant leak..and the problem has not been fixed yet..i need some money 2 help gettn it fixed because u have 2 replace the whole intake..