water hose leak on 1997 Ford Crown Victoria

water hose leaking under the intake manifold and above the block. What hose is that for, and how do I get to it?

by in Upland, CA on August 05, 2010
1 answer
ANSWER by , September 05, 2010
It is the heater bypass pipe. It is a common failure, and sometimes misdiagnosed as a failed freeze out plug. The intake manifold has to be reoved to replace it, and being the intake has coolant leak problems of it's own, I would replace that as well, unless it already has been done