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Old 12-26-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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97 coolant leak?

When you start the car you can't really tell but when I pull the throttle, coolant shot up from behind the engine by the firewall. Is it the intake or something else? It was one of the hoses that goes into the firewall and then to the engine I believe.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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It's either the heater hose or maybe the plastic tee.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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Hope it's the hoses. Heard the intake could be one of the reason.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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Hoses? Took pictures
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:24 PM   #6
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Don't mean to double/triple post but I wouldn't have to go this far and replace the whole manifold right?
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:35 AM   #7
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Looks like it's coming from that nipple,
Could be cracked , or maybe hose clamp should be replaced or moved.
You can always remove it to inspect it just don't crack it lol
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:22 AM   #8
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Is that the return hose?
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:27 AM   #9
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The hose coming out of the manifold
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:39 AM   #10
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Posting video up tomorrow. Doesn't look like the hose. Hopefully not the intake
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:06 PM   #11
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Mine cracked at the same spot. When you try and remove the hose it will crumble. Ford used cheap plastic. They should have used metal. You will most likely have to get a new intake.

---------- Post added at 01:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:05 PM ----------

You need a new intake if it is the plastic nipple. It will be brittle and crumbling.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:17 PM   #12
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Hoping not. Could I replace the intake myself? With little knowledge.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:01 PM   #13
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Yeeah you can I just had to replace mine (98GT). & I only know the basics . It only cost me 145 w/ tax from Carparts.com .
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Yeah you can AM has it , or ford
Get a ford intake only
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #15
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Is this everything I need for the manifold replacement?
http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...e-Manifold-Kit
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Just make sure whichever intake you get it is NOT the dorman one
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Lol, yeah. Heard those were bad.
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So is the kit from LMR everything I need?
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:40 PM   #19
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Could it be the gaskets? Watching it and it slowly comes out what I thought was the hose but isn't. When you give it throttle you can see it flow through. Under the nipple in the back.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:28 AM   #20
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Could it be the gaskets? Watching it and it slowly comes out what I thought was the hose but isn't. When you give it throttle you can see it flow through. Under the nipple in the back.

No gasket back there ..

When it's building more flow / pressure it's going to come out no matter what
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:23 AM   #21
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No gasket back there ..

When it's building more flow / pressure it's going to come out no matter what

Cracked Intake for sure then? Gonna try and pull it out this afternoon when I get off work.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:23 AM   #22
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Like I said drain coolant and pull that hose off .. And inspect if it's either one
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:55 PM   #23
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Woke up to work on my car and the sun was just right. 2 stangs in the drive way. I got most of the intake off. Throttle body is pain in the ***. I don't want to strip any screws.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:29 PM   #24
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Got the manifold off and it's not cracked anywhere? Looks like it was replaced before. I think it's the pi intake. Whoever tried put gaskets and rv sealant at the same time. Could that be the cause of the leak?
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:27 AM   #25
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You mean the coolant crossover? Then yes id say its that could be the leak. Ford sells those gasket separate at least last time i bought them they did.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:59 AM   #28
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Almost done. Got rained on so had to postpone until Sunday. Can't wait to get her running.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:27 PM   #29
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Nice , make sure you drain the coolant ..
And make sure you bleed the system after ,
And get a new T stat and Gasket
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