Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problem Report

Ford Explorer Sport Trac Plastic Intake Manifold May Crack Causing Coolant Leak

(48 reports)

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.

I just got a a word that the leak coming out of my thermostat originated from my intake manifold and it going to cost $700. Part is exclusive Delear part. They need a recall. -
craked intake under the thermostat housing. its not fixed. i wasn't the original owner. so ford told me to go away. they can't help me. but i've been driving with it like this for a while. all i can do is pray i don't break down in the middle of no where with my kids. but hey. what does ford care bout that. tey got tere money worth. -
coolant usage with no apparant/visable leak. -
I went on vacation my 2005 sport trac broke down, steam coming out. Had to have it towed, slept in a truck stop on a friday night in no name Giorgia. 36 hours later and $500 I was back on road. Came back home from vacation and the exact same thing happen again. I got screwed by Ford and the mechanics -
Just replaced the plastic manifold due to a leak. Cost $800. Yikes! -
Overheated with steam coming from under hood. I thought that it was the thermostat housing, but after taking the cover off found that it wasn't cracked and the leak coming from beneath. I was under the assumption that this was still the bottom half of the thermostat housing, but it is apparent from what I'm reading that it is the gasket for the intake housing. Difficult to get to, had vehicle towed to mechanic for repairs. Now awaiting the verdict. I'm sure that I'll be coaxed into the notion that it is the entire intake manifold.$$$$$ What can I say,...gotta have my transportation. -
My 2007 Explorer Limited is using atifreeze very faast and it is niot not showing up on the garage floor. It does not seem to be the heater core, because there is no coolant smoell in cab and no residue coming out of dedfroster/heater. I am looking for a way to check the plastic intake manifold for leakage. -
plastic thermostat housing cracked and created a leak overheating engine. -
Dam they have it close with the 115,000 miles. Mine went while out to dinner. Tried to make in home filling up at autozone but gets to hot. $70 for tow to dealer, see what cost monday. -
Engine overheating/loss of coolant. Housing split. Pressure test confirmed. Replacing upper & lower housing&thermostat. -
Plastic housing for themostat cracked ahd to be replaced -
Same issue with the leak by the thermostat housing that has been reported on the sport track.I have a 2002 ford ranger 4.0 liter Plastic Intake Manifold May Crack Causing Coolant Leak -
Problem: coolent leaking. Started removing parts to get to the water pump. Was advised to check the intake manifold housing area. Seems like this maybe the problem. Having mobile machanic come to check it out to be sure of the problem. Will know something definately later this evening/tonight. -
Leaking fluid from plastic manifold -
$1700 repair for this exact problem! -
Leaking near the thermostat housing -
same exact problem -
Leaking water need to replace -
same as described above -
So that's where the mystery coolant leak is coming from! -
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