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2003 Crown Vic...I have a coolant leak between the aluminum coolant crossover and the intake manifold. Is there a gasket to solve this problem if the crossover is removed?

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SOURCE: I have a cracked aluminum coolant crossover. can i

No you cannot. You have to buy the whole intake.

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

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Crown victoria overheating


Sounds like a cracked intake manifold crossover tube. Very common on the 4.6 liter. The new intake has been updated with an aluminum crossover.

Feb 10, 2012 | 2001 Ford Crown Victoria

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Water pump failed. Car overheated. Engine lost power. Car smoke out from back of engine and from rear of car. I replaced water pump. Car still smokes when I drive it. Still has no power.


Notorious for intake leaks, the composite plastic intakes crack and leak coolant-as to the lack of power, you mght have overheated it and done some damage to the engine. There was a recall (information below) for the 4.6 for the intake-the overheating and lack of power means you should at least have compression checked and go from there-you may have bad head gaskets or worse. Do a compression test before you do anything else.

Ford Motor Company will extend the recall (01M02) on 4.6L V8 equipped vehicles with plastic intake manifolds. Some of the composite intake manifolds used on 4.6L SOHC engines may develop fatigue cracks at the coolant crossover duct. This condition could result in engine coolant leakage which, if not serviced, may cause engine overheating. Complete loss of coolant may result in engine damage or engine failure.
The updated recall now includes:
• Certain 1996 through 2001 Model Year Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
• Certain 1998 through 2001 Model Year Crown Victoria with Taxi
• Certain 1998 through 2001 Lincoln Town Car Limousine and Livery Prep Package
• Certain 1996-2001 Crown Victoria Taxis, Police cars and Lincoln Town Car Limousine and Livery cars.
• Certain 1996 through 1997 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Vehicles with 4.6L SOHC engines built at the St. Thomas Assembly Plant from the beginning of production for the 1996 Model Year through January 28, 1997.
• Certain 1998 through 2001 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Vehicles with 4.6L SOHC engines built at the St. Thomas Assembly Plant from November 22, 1997 through December 15, 2000.
• Certain 1998 through 2001 Crown Victoria Taxi Vehicles with 4.6L SOHC engines built at the St. Thomas Assembly Plant from November 22, 1997 through December 15, 2000.
• Certain 1998 through 2001 Lincoln Town Car Limousine Prep Package and Livery Vehicles with 4.6L SOHC engines built at the Wixom Assembly Plant from November 22, 1997 through December 15, 2000.

Sep 23, 2011 | 2001 Ford Crown Victoria

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My 1999 crown victoria leaks coolant when i park it but just sometimes what might be my problem


What angle is the car parked when it does leak? The biggest problem that I have encountered with the Crown Vic is that the intake manifold is plastic and they have a tendency to crack, usually at the rear of the engine but sometimes near the upper radiator hose.

Mar 12, 2011 | Ford Crown Victoria Cars & Trucks

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I had my intake manifold replace and my car started up then less tham 30 seconds my whole car shutoff. i found water in my oil pan drained it and replace all fluies and it still won't start up


water in oil pan? try taking out the spark plugs and turning car over. Is there coolant/water coming out? If so you need Head gaskets or intake gaskets weren't done properly. If this problem wasn't there before gaskets were done I'ld strongly suggest looking at intake gaskets again.

Jan 27, 2010 | 1999 Ford Crown Victoria

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I got water coming out the back of my engine some one say its the freeze plug the guy i brought it from say its a hose 97 crown vic


there is a coolant hose that runs under the upper section of the intake manifold, this is the most likely source of the coolant leak, u can't really see the hose until u remove the pper intake..

Feb 17, 2009 | 1997 Ford Crown Victoria

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TEMPUTURE SENSOR BLEW OUT


yes have replaced several plastic intakes due to coolant and vacuum leakage not a recall.

Dec 07, 2008 | 2001 Ford Crown Victoria

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1998 mustang gt coolant leak


I just had the same problem. Ford design the intake manifold with plastic water crossover which cracks. The coolant will leak onto the top of the block and and then down the back of the engine. This intake design is a known defect and was ocvered under by Ford for 7 years past the date of mfg. The crack either is in the crossover or the thermostat housing. I happed on this when I found the same leak and traced it back to the thermostat housing. I changed the thermostat, but it leaked worse. You can pickup a aftermarket for $200 and it's about 4-6 hr job to replace.

Oct 18, 2008 | 1998 Ford Mustang

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