Is there a metal nipple to replace plastic nipple on intake leading to heater core

Asked by Mar 04, 2018 at 12:01 PM about the 2003 Ford Crown Victoria

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On the rear of the 4.6 motor there is a plastic nipple for the 3/4 inch heater
hose leading to or from heater core. This one crumbled like cardboard and I
now need to find a replacement, hopefully metal that can take the heat of an
engine. The only ones I found were for home water lines

3 Answers

134,385

Probably. Try your local auto parts store and hardware store.

I found 3/8 pipe thread with 5/8 barb for heater hose but the problem I see is the plastic manifold is stressed and nearly cracking. My concern now is that the manifold will crack completely, leaving me with no choice but to buy a new manifold. The outlet isn't much bigger than 3/4 inch altogether, the walls are very thin after tapping it out for threading the pipe fitting into it.

134,385

There is only so much you can do. Use teflon thread sealant (type in the bottle) and don't over tighten and hope for the best.

Your Answer:

Crown Victoria

Looking for a Used Crown Victoria in your area?

CarGurus has 733 nationwide Crown Victoria listings starting at $1,994.

ZIP:

Ford Crown Victoria Experts

  • #1
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    2,080
  • #2
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    960
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    890
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercury Grand Marquis
21 Great Deals out of 1,322 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
490 Great Deals out of 38,349 listings starting at $1,100
Used Lincoln Town Car
28 Great Deals out of 1,393 listings starting at $895
Used Ford Taurus
212 Great Deals out of 15,716 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
552 Great Deals out of 23,333 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Explorer
1,111 Great Deals out of 82,916 listings starting at $800
Used Ford F-150
2,608 Great Deals out of 186,431 listings starting at $650
Used Mercury Marauder
29 listings
Used Honda Accord
876 Great Deals out of 84,414 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
650 Great Deals out of 38,364 listings starting at $1,025
Used Toyota Camry
896 Great Deals out of 69,549 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Camaro
511 Great Deals out of 27,144 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars for Sale

2011 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
137 listings starting at $1,994
2008 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
75 listings starting at $3,044
2007 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
50 listings starting at $2,979

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.