fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
116,731 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced intake manifold (2 reports)
  2. temp. fix, sealed crack with jb weld, housing with permatex (1 reports)
2000 Ford Crown Victoria cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2000 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 082008

Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


First let me get this straight this is just the most recent problem....have already had to have both cats fixed and all spark plugs and boots replaced due to a misfire in cylinder 2 which was causing the car to literally shake like someone was rocking it from behind. On to the intake manifold...one day randomly decided to pop the hood before a drive and luckily noticed that the thermo housing was leaking fluid. Replaced the housing thinking it was maybe just old and needed replacing, not the problem. After replacing housing and gasket fluid continually leaked out and sometimes gushed out every time i would start the engine. Replaced the thermostat, not the problem. Fluid actually seemed to get worse with each seemingly meaningless fix. Even began flowing out of the bolts. After trying to discover the problem for several hours I finally discovered a very small crack starting at the inner base of the intake manifold and running up the sidewall and finishing near the right housing bolt. Whoever decided that a plastic intake manifold was the way to go needs to stand up and let Brock Lesnar punch him in the face! Then me!

- , Antioch, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 272006

(reported on)

Crown Victoria P71 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,564 miles

Check Engine light came on, and car started to miss when warm. Car was missing on cylinder 5, when the spark plug was removed there was traces of coolant in spark plug well. No evidence of contamination in oil or coolant reservoir. Dealer determined that intake manifold was leaking. Replaced intake manifold, cylinder 5 spark plug and coil pack, thermostat and flushed cooling system.

- , Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 082006

(reported on)

Crown Victoria LX

  • 66,630 miles

i have a 2000 ford crown vic and jus recently the intake manifold cracked on top, and after looking online i noticed i wasnt the only 1 with this problem, well anyways my car has 666,300 miles on it (yes that is the correct amount of digits and miles, i know ALOT) with original engine, transmission etc... so pretty much the cars no longer under warranty, ya figure.. the result of the leaking manifold, because it was plastic it cracked was the the fluid ran on and ruined the spark plugs to the cylinders and made 2 of my cylinders not work, so this was really becoming a pain in the ass, so after going to many mechanics and they telling me there was no way to fix the manifold since it was plastic but to replace which was really expensive... i took it too a dealer. i showed them the problem and said there was a recall, they said the recall was limited and only up to 150,000, and my car was only just a little over that (haha), so i dont know what happened but soon after they said they would replace it for free :). but i still have to replace all they spark wires to the cylinders from that incident, but that still beats spending $800 for a new manifold

- , Folsom, CA, USA

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