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#113 of 209 Re: 2000 Lincoln LS Overheating during driving [cherrybird1]
Aug 30, 2011 (11:13 am)
P1299 means cylinder head overtemperature protection active. The Lincolns have a feature that will shut the engine down at a certain point to prevent severe damage. It means stop driving it! As for the cause, the whining makes me suspect your water pump. The belt will squeal if the pump is seized or sqirrely. Otherwise, the common cause is air in the system, the degas bottle issue (see my more detailed post) or the hydraulic fan flaws.
#114 of 209 Re: 02 Lincoln LS overheating [nickrl]
Aug 30, 2011 (1:54 pm)
How did u connect the electric fan to work on the car? Im having probe on that part
#115 of 209 00 Lincoln LS V8 overheat and boil
Aug 30, 2011 (10:30 pm)
I live in Mozambique and imported an 00 Lincoln LS V8, and is about 43000km. I think the reason that caused the seller to sell the car was warming. When I tested the car, it started to heat up and boil, then I took it to the mechanic. The mechanic bled the radiator, and the problem appeared to be resolved. I made a trip of about 1200km and the car behaved well. next day started to heat up again. Right now I'm in a situation where the car warms up and back to normal by itself. Today the car warmed up to the red and the check engine light turned on, and I stopped the car. When I turn it on after cooling, the temperature rose again to the peak. What could be, someone help me please. Is there any possibility of having burned the head gasket?
#116 of 209 Re: 02 Lincoln LS overheating [damien_86]
Aug 31, 2011 (7:20 am)
Autozone sells a electric fan controller. Its a wiring harness that has a temp probe u slide into the fins of the radiater that completes the electric circuit to turn the fan on at desired temp. The harness then has wires for ground, battery, fuse box ( I used the #6 slot, granny solenoid fuse) and so on. The harness should have come with directions.
#117 of 209 Re: 02 Lincoln LS overheating [nickrl]
Sep 01, 2011 (10:48 am)
how does this work in cold weather
#118 of 209 Re: 02 Lincoln LS overheating [matig]
Sep 01, 2011 (11:07 am)
Don't know for sure yet... this was just done a lil more than a month ago. Don't see why that would make a difference. The only concern should be ur car taken longer to warm up so the heater would take longer... but with an electric harness kit with a temp probe or something similar the car will reach 160 degrees before turning on so that shouldn't be an issue either.
#119 of 209 Re: 02 Lincoln LS overheating [travist2]
Sep 01, 2011 (5:42 pm)
Did you ever get a part number for the electric fan? I am going to have to have the same convrsion done to my 02 Lincoln LS. All I can see so far is that it is a 16 inch fan????
#120 of 209 Re: 02 Lincoln LS overheating [nina746]
Sep 01, 2011 (5:48 pm)
If ur on kmjent.com or racingjunk.com it is a 16" fan that pushes 2700cfm. I don't have a part number but it should only be like 30 bucks.
#121 of 209 Re: 02 Lincoln LS overheating [nickrl]
Sep 01, 2011 (5:59 pm)
Thanks, I will check out those web sites. thanks again.
#122 of 209 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [dezuz]
Sep 03, 2011 (3:08 pm)
Here is an inexpensive and REAL fix for your LS overheat problem if it is intemittant. If something is really broke, this won't work. To the fix!
When was the last time you changed the fluid in the hydraulic fan system, never, I thought so. Me either.
I have a 2000 LS that I bought new and do all of my own maintenance therefore know exactly what has been done. I checked the fan fluid from time time not thinking that it may go bad over time. Well it does get contaminated.
My LS has about 150k on it and it started having an overheat problem. I'm in AZ and the average daily ambient temp has been around 102. Yes, I use the A/C. I read all of these blogs about replace this and that even go electric. I gave it some thought and since it is intermittant, it has something to do with what controls the speed of the fan since all fluid levels were fine but the fan speed was slow when it was over heating but fast at other times. I thought since I had never changed the fan fluid, check that. The fluid was like muddy water with a little pink. So I bought a quart of "High Mileage" Castrol ATF. The owners manual wants Mercon. Castrol "High Mileage" ATF is compatible. So take out the screen in the reservior and suck out as much of the old ATF as possible. Fill the reservoir to "max". Drive a few miles. Do this four times, the thing only takes about a half pint so you can do it four times on a quart. The new fluid with it's detergents cleans up the actuator and all is good for $ 5.85 plus your time. My time is a lot cheaper than a mechanic or dealer, and this works. All of you people who replaced all kinds of stuff or took it to a mechanic or dealer out of warranty should be kicking yourself. You know who you are.
Dealers love this stuff, even if it is in warranty, Ford pays them megabucks for a six dollar fix.