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: 138,519 (45,000–329,468)
10 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
43 people reported this problem
25 people shared problem details
Coolant leak by the coolant crossover
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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 .
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After filling radiator up with water or antifreeze it leaks out - in spray like way.
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Cracked Intake manifold. Removed and replaced
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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.
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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
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Working on it Trying copper stop leak
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Just had my car towed in do to this cracking on the interstate. Not a happy camper. Hope this is not to expensive.
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I have replace the manifold 3 times first garage manifold is that one year a replacement second time 2 years going on my third manifold have a problem with it still getting a little hot I have three hundred thousand miles on it now
I replaced the water pump, the thermostat, the radiator and my car still overheats sending all coolant out the reservoir bottle. I don't know what else to do?.
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
I have a 97 mercury marquis 55000 miles leaking radiator fluid threw intake manifold behind alternator pin hole need to find something that will seal hole please help
Intake manifold cracked by thermostat housing allowing coolant to leak into #5 spark plug well. Fouls plug.
Is being worked on.
Manifold cracked, OEM ones are plastic. Replaced with Aluminum one for 800 dollars.
Leak where plastic broke on manifold just below where thermastat goes.
coolant leak caused by crack in intake manifold. $1200 to replace and install. :-(
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