2001 Ford Crown Victoria Q&A
2001 Ford Crown Victoria Question: Stripped heater outlet on intake manifold
To my knowledge, the only repair is to replace the composite intake manifold. They are known for leakage...although usually up front. - DaveJHM
I had thia prob last week in my 3rd generation passed down crown vic. I used a 2 part apoxy (jb weld plastic weld) I roughed up the hole tht was a smooth as a babys ass and added a thicked lait of jb weld around those noxe fine threass waited 5 mins and shoved tye nipple back in the port 1 hour later leak solved....unfortunatly the pressure blew out at the thermastat housing. Long story short just do prevenative maintence and replace the intake. Took me 2 hours and saved 1000$ buying a dorman intake off ebay from carparts.com (115$) good luck and have fun your hardest obsticle is the crash braket. - buzzsaw
The heater hose outlet may leak coolant at the back of the intake manifold. Sometimes this is misdiagnosed as a leaking intake manifold gasket because it resembles a leaking manifold.