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Ford Crown Victoria Intake Manifold May Crack Leaking Coolant Behind the Alternator

Ford Crown Victoria Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 133,022 mi (45,000 mi - 329,468 mi)


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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