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#1 of 209 2000 Lincoln LS Engine over heating
Feb 01, 2007 (3:51 pm)
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#2 of 209 Re: 2000 Lincoln LS Engine over heating [zrhino45]
Feb 02, 2007 (3:24 pm)
Mine overheated a few years ago, and wasn't pretty when it came time to pay for what went wrong.
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#3 of 209 Re: 2000 Lincoln LS Engine over heating [cdnpinhead]
Feb 03, 2007 (3:29 pm)
My 2000 Lincoln has 73ooo miles and has overheated 4 times in the last 20 days.mechanics cannot figure it out. when I take it in it does not overheat. but after driving the hell car for a few day's it happens again. I stop the car and shut it off. and then in 2 or 3 min tern it on. then the fan cool's it. and off I go till next time. this is bs... so what whent wrong HELP............
#4 of 209 Re: 2000 Lincoln LS Engine over heating [zrhino45]
Mar 28, 2007 (6:29 pm)
I'm having the exact same problem, although with slightly more miles on the car. The mechanics look at me like I'm from outer space after they try to diagnose the problem. They initially thought that there was a coolant leak, and they did every conceivable test of exhaust for coolant, coolant for exhaust, using dye, etc., but after filling it to the top and running it for a few days the same problem occurred. I find that if it's driven at high speed (55-60mph) then you get stuck in traffic (5-10mph) it definitely overheats. If you idle it for about 15 minutes after running it at higher speed (45-55mph), it overheats. I've checked the fuses, there are two for the cooling fan, and they are OK. What can I do to convince the mechanics that there's a problem? Any suggestions?
#5 of 209 Re: 2000 Lincoln LS Engine over heating [tklarner]
Mar 29, 2007 (7:12 am)
The problem I had with my cooling system had to do with the hydraulic cooling fan, which was discontinued in 2003, when it was replaced by an electric one. Either way, it sounds like a thermostat and/or cooling fan issue. I had hoped for thermostat in my case, but it turned out otherwise, to the tune of ~$700.
#6 of 209 Re: 2000 Lincoln LS Engine over heating [tklarner]
Aug 03, 2007 (6:33 pm)
my 2000 Lincoln LS does the same thing, except it really isn't overheating - just says it is! The light comes on and the guage shows hot - stop it for a few minutes and it is fine - no steam from the engine - can even open the radiator cap. We figure it is something in the computer. I can live with it. Only usually happens if I've had a couple of short stops, i.e. shopping. My BIG problem is my LS has a 460 engine - we have bought 2 Auto Repair manuals that supposedly include our LS, but we need to change the valve covers and o rings, and nothing has info on a 460! We discovered it is a 460 from the VIN code. Any help?
#7 of 209 Re: 2000 Lincoln LS Engine over heating [gadjett]
Aug 04, 2007 (4:39 am)
There is no such thing as a 460 LS engine. You either have a 3.9L V8 or a 3.0L V6.
#8 of 209 Re: 2000 Lincoln LS Engine over heating [zrhino45]
Sep 29, 2007 (10:59 am)
my lincoln ls 2003 with v8 is currently in the ford shop with overheating problem! fourth time in the shop with this problem,prev times they said nothing wrong,no codes. this time however codes did remain in computer. car has sat in shop for 2 weeks waiting for a new fan assembly unit!! apparently this part is now FROZEN by ford obviously because it is a mexican junk part that is defective. ford is apparently waiting to have new ones built before sending anymore out to us poor consumers.
#9 of 209 2000 Lincoln LS overheating problem
Oct 10, 2007 (10:33 pm)
I have a 2000 LS that overheats when I turn on the air conditioner, or when I'm sitting too long in traffic. If I pour water on the radiator, the car immediately cools down. I don't know if the problem is the radiator or the radiator fan. How can I tell if the radiator fan is rotating fast enough? (it seems to run a little slow to me).
#10 of 209 Re: 2000 Lincoln LS overheating problem [cep]
Oct 11, 2007 (5:44 am)
I have a '00 LS also that I bought new, and the only significant problem I've had in the 123K miles that I've driven it is the hydraulic cooling fan system. It's a variable-speed unit, and the fan drive motor has been known to fail such that it only runs at the lowest speed. Since I got mine fixed three years ago, it's worked fine -- I think they had a batch of substandard motors.
Anyway, it's not cheap. Have it checked out -- could just be a thermostat.
But don't count on it. This'll probably be something that the dealer is going to have to do. It's a pretty unusual system & I don't think I'd want a general-purpose garage learning on it.