Coolant Leak and/or Engine Overheating Due to Cracked Intake Manifold on Ford Crown Victoria

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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Average mileage: 131,230 (45,000–329,468)
11 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009
54 people reported this problem
31 people shared problem details
Coolant leak by the coolant crossover
was doing fine going down the road then i pegged out overheated and then completley lost power in my car water went everywhere there is a hole right behind the altinator
After filling radiator up with water or antifreeze it leaks out - in spray like way.
Working on it Trying copper stop leak
Cracked Intake manifold. Removed and replaced
Pol Int -- cracked intake manifold due to ford's bright idea to make money off of plastic intake manifold . Replaced myself with the help of the internet and youtube . Used part $55.00 (junkyard off internet) , gasket set $21.00(kragen/O'reilly), DEALER ONLY-new heater coolant return-line (under intake-manifold metal pipe)$45.00 (also due to fail soon after this manifold issue. BETTER to replace whilst everything is already off , no?) New Dorman replacement is $200-250 for Manifold BUT includes gaskets built in .(Dealer is 234.00) My cost in parts $121.00 with additional installation of Under Intake-Manifold Coolant Return Line .
on hard acceleration, the heater hose pops off the manifold. The radiator hose, when manually sqeazed, feels like there is no water pressure running through it.
It just started to leak on passenger side alot
Just had my car towed in do to this cracking on the interstate. Not a happy camper. Hope this is not to expensive.
coolant leak under thermostat housing at intake manifold
Thermostat housing cracked, anti freeze went all over engine. Replaced intake manifold now runs really sluggish has no power and misfires.
dealer is charging me 2000.00 to fix. auto nation ford. st petersburg fl
Also have a 2001 . Both manifolds busted within a week of each other
Manifold intake crack
my manifold has a needle crack in it what do i use to seal it
I have the same problem it will over $400
Firestone mistakes the problem for a gasket leak.It didn't get fixed right .So I'm back leaking again and its worse.
cracked intake manifold, $500. solution
anti freeze seepingat intake passenger side front cracked shitty plastic intake manifold
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