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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
101,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repaired crack,stop drilling crack, applying jb weld&bars stop leak (1 reports)
  2. replaced intake manifold (1 reports)
1998 Ford Crown Victoria engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 142012

Crown Victoria LX 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


They had a recall on the damn thing, but refused to fix it. Thank you so much Longmont Ford in COLORADO. You have screwed up more things on this car than you have fixed. The plastic thermostat blew and had to replace the whole Manifold, myself, because they wouldn't honor the recall. Stop making crap cars, you Nazi Bastards.

- , Thornton, CO, USA

problem #1

Aug 282002

Crown Victoria Sedan 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

Ford installed these plastic intake manifolds because they are cheap! Too add to the problem, the top alternator support bracket attaches to the intake! Under heavy acceleration, torque from the serpentine belt puts a lot of stress on the intake mount area and will cause a crack! Ford should recall all the 4.6 engines installed in the Crown Vics and replaced these intake manifolds!

I repaired my cracked intake myself. I cleaned & roughed the cracked area up, stopped drilled the cracked at both ends, used JB Weld and installed Bars Stop leak "the leak has stopped"! Now, I'll just wait until another crack appears on this cheap plastic intake manifold.

I fail to understand why Ford Motor Company has not had a recall on these intake manifolds?

- , Arlington, TX, USA

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