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Question Answered: need to know what to do right now
October 23, 2013, 09:15 AM
I never even saw a leak on my 1996. it just went up in steam one day. GET IT FIXED. Buy the part, and do it your self, if yuu can. ayou will save a ton, and its pretty easy, no special tools needed, just a good set of the usual stuff. Remember, it will fail, and you will be stuck, somewhere. Good luck.
Problem Reported: Intake Manifold May Crack Leaking Coolant Behind the Alternator
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
<p>The 1996-2001 Mercury Grand Marquis with a 100% plastic <a href="/intake-manifold">intake manifold</a>&nbsp; is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often trigger the <a href="/check-engine-light">check engine light</a> and <a href="/low-coolant-level-warning-light">low engine coolant warning light</a>.</p> <p>The engine coolant leak is from a factory defect, which causes cracking on the front coolant passage of the intake manifold. In a very short time, this leak will lead to engine overheating issues, especially while the vehicle is idling. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Between 1999 and 2001, Ford released an updated version of this engine, known as the 'PI' version with a metal coolant passage on the front of the intake manifold, to prevent future issues.</p> <p>There is no factory authorized repair for the intake manifold, and replacement is required to correct the engine coolant leak and overheating issues.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Car Review: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E
October 07, 2013, 11:14 PM
I bought the car, 1989 190E 2.6, with 100K miles about 6 months ago off Craigslist. It wasn't running but it was very inexpensive and cosmetically excellent. The owner before me drove it home from work one day, 2 1/2 years ago and it quit and he left it in the driveway. I paid the $500 he was asking and towed her home. This is what she needed and I did all the work myself: New Battery-$60 New Voltage Regulator-$32 New Front Strut Mounts-$65 New Plugs and Wires-$90 Change the Brake Fluid-$8 Everything works and she runs great. What a great deals I got!!!! Very thankful!!!!
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