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Old 01-12-2004, 08:56 PM   #1
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Check Your Intake Manifold!!!

My situation is documented in the thread "fast advice seriously needed". I just got my car back and the tech told me what was wrong with the intake manifold.

The mechanism that switches the intake runners from short to long or opposite, had broken,and my manifold was stuck on the long runners all the time!!!

Evidently, there is a cheap plastic connector that connects the solenoid (or whatever) to the actuator on the manifold. It breaks easily I guess.

The tech noticed that on the new manifold, the mechanism was metal. So Ford has beefed up that part.

There could be a lot of people driving around with busted manifolds...You all might want to look at yours. I think it is something you can see with a visual inspection.

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Old 01-12-2004, 09:18 PM   #2
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Something busted on my intake mainfold when i last brought mine in but its fixed now
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Old 01-22-2004, 12:24 AM   #3
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Happens all the time multiple times so keep checking it.
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Old 01-22-2004, 01:04 AM   #4
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My check engine light just came back on Im bringing it in again soon it better not be the intake mainfold again or ill be pist
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Old 01-22-2004, 01:20 AM   #5
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yeah i got a new intake manifold to the same thing happened to me dam alot of things have happened to me with my car u guys think i should trade it in?
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Old 01-22-2004, 03:02 AM   #6
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personaly I would not get a new car unless its a flat out lemon. if you have it paid off then definaly no and if you trade it in your just gonna extend your car payment. Also they never give you what your car is worth if you trade it in.
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Will the check engine light come on if the mechanism is busted on the manifold?
When I turn off the engine I hear something happen under the hood. Is this the intake manifold mechanism switching to short runner?
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Old 01-22-2004, 03:32 PM   #8
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i couldnt tell when i was driving my car and im pretty in tune with it but when i got it replaced i remembered hay thats where all my power went cuz u could tell if your constantly on it like me but if ur not u wont be able to tell but yeah ide go get it looked at and no your ce light doesnt go on when it brakes
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bad manifold

when i purchased my svt, it had a ratty sound like something you would hear from a rotary engine. I loved it. anyway, 4 months later, i had a check engine light come on, and a loud sound coming from something under the left side under the fender.

i took into the the dealer and they gaved me a free rent a car. 3 days later, i got my car back and was running fine.

well the problem ended up being the intake manifold. It was bad.

now im thinking of replacing it with an aluminum jackson supercharger.
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Old 01-22-2004, 04:26 PM   #10
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svt's 2 many problems

as much as I love my car and invested money into, is it really worth all the trouble we all have with them. I think my car might have the problem how would I locate the piece you are talking about. Please let me know as every week there is something else wrong my little svt.
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