Some time ago ,I read about owners of the 4.6 liter engine having problems
(plastic runner) intake manifold. Either with a leak developing behind the
alternator or a crack due to not being supported by the alternator bracket
assembly.I have personally seen on that had a hole in the runner or water
carrier.I don't know the exact nomenclature or mechanical name for these
I am interested in any information related to this manifold.I have
discovered that there was a recall in Mar. 1999 for replacement, and I have
heard that there is a class action lawsuit presently ongoing.This applies to
all vehicles with this particular engine.(T-Bird,Cougar Towncar and Crown
I believe the failure of this manifold has caused a lot of different
problems,some very expensive. I will surely appreciate you knowledge or
experience on this subject.Also,if you can give me some helpful links or
other direct information I will be very thankful.
I doubt any court will find for a class action when the
manufacture has agreed to repair a defect for free. The problem
resulted when the manifold manufacture made a change to the
part. ALL 4.6 V8 engines in all models, build between certain
build dates, that have that part can and are being repaired free
of charge for up to seven years or 100K by Ford. Take you car
to a dealer and see if the one you own is involved in the
recall. Many manufactures of port fuel injected engines use
plastic manifolds today, since they merely distribute air.
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