Using a drill and socket adapter made the self tapping screws a breeze. Note: This is 50-State Legal. How do I know the hose wasn't the problem and not the second manifold? And because it's used I have to contact dorman to see if I can get a refund or exchange. They deserve to be run out of business. I did the repair myself, am an accomplished amateur with decent tools. On vacation in Oregon when I had this problem.
This second one, I was told, was a small crack on the inside and barely visible when the manifold was hot I did not see it. After arguing with Ford customer services and a local dealer, I found out that the recall was only for police and taxi vechicles seven years earlier. Check those leaking intake manifolds and replace them at once. I have the second manifold in storage. Well here it is the end of January and the thing is got a horrible vacuum leak. AutoTrust Platinum provides a growing selection of low-priced air filters and intake system components.
Not for the faint of heart but a confident amateur can do this, some special tools needed. It is less on the internet. The Ford dealer told m 4. The people at local dealers, parts and service, will tell you that people come in all the time to buy these converted intakes to replace the cracked ones. After being screwed by them, I don't care if they have to close shop forever.
Instructions were clear but could have been a little more descriptive. The kit is designed to fit a range of different 4. Manufactured from premium quality materials for long lasting service life. When I described how bad the problem was, really awful, I sure wasn't saying what I did when this happened. My late father was a firm believer in the Ford product, but I will never buy another one. I have learned from several sources that Ford not only saved millions on this, but since every intake will probably fail sooner or later, they are making a bundle selling converted intakes left and right.
Replacement Intake Manifold 50-State Legal is a high quality replacement for your old or damaged factory unit. Notes: Includes thermostat O-rings needed for installation. It sounds strange that the manifold would only last that long. They have defective window regulators also, and they rob you on that repair also. Coolant blows into your alternator, clouds of steam result, keep going and you overheat the engine and kill it.
My mechanic came by and after checking it all again, no luck. May have been the hose, or there is a hard line under the intake that leaks as well. All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. I bought this intake back in September, I'm a certified automotive technician and installed it on my 96 crown vic. The updates to the manifold were an aluminum crossover in the front where the alt bolts up, and a metal hose fitting for the heater hose on the pass side rear of themanifold. These Dorman manifolds are made from high-quality materials, so you know that they'll fit. I called Ford and got the run around one person said yes it was covered so I had my car towed over to the dealer and they informed me it was not covered so I called Ford again and they said no it was not covered and had no record of my earlier call.
I got the car home but couldn't tell where the leak was. And there is no permanet fix for this problem. Where are all the consumer advocates, the goverment Federal Trade Comm. Now it is 2010 and about 30 thousand miles down the road and guess what is the problem. Hopefully with a better product.
I for one will not be buying another Ford. After reading here, I see it probably won't do any good to complain to Ford, but I will anyway. Still couldn't find leak, so I removed fan, housing and still no luck. Thinking it was a burst hose, I went to work and checked everything, hoses, water pump, radiator and thermostat. This car is only good to be a boat anchor and I presume it would take a poop trying to do that also! If Ford knows that the intake manifold is defective like this then they should replace all of them class action lawsuit or not.
You can imagine how I feel about bailing them out. I heard there was an extension to the lawsuit so I am looking for information on that, if I find a solution to the intake manifold I will post it in a comment. Without the manifold installed, so that a pressure test can be done, there isnt any real way of telling what the original leak was. At least foreign auto manufacturers acknowledge that they need people to buy their products and care about customer satisfaction after the sale. Since 1918, Dorman Products has supplied the automotive aftermarket with high-quality replacement parts, hardware and fasteners. I also had a hose leaking coolant on the top of the manifold.
Then we could see coolant leaking, not much though, from area behind alternater. It fit well with no modifications to anything and I was able to even use my existing Alt bracket. Finally while full under full pressure, we saw a crack across the front of the intake. The fault has to do with the fact Ford also ran a primary coolant tube through the manifold. They could care less about the consumer. The alternator is slotted, so you can simply loosen the bottom bolts and lift the alternator up and off. The one you need should be the same one I used on my 00 Town Car.