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Lincoln LS, Engine, Sedan
Oct 09, 2011 (4:47 pm)
I have had an over heating issue b4 on my 02 Lincoln ls. But talking on here I found a way to fix the issue. Change the hydraulic fan for an electric fan a 16 inch with 3000 air pullbut a 2700 air pull can work just as well. I been driving my car nonstop for a month and it hasn't overheated on me since. Im so happy now with my Lincoln. Just giving an update on my issue. Warning u may have to have an electrician rewire the fan so it works when u have the ac on. Cause I have to do it to mine but since summers over it can wait a while.
#138 of 209 Re: 00 Lincoln LS V8 overheat and boil [laglenn]
Oct 10, 2011 (6:30 am)
Yup. Not sure if it is a casting issue or a design issue, but they crack along the seam. I was lucky enough to find it on a blog before throwing money at the issue!
#139 of 209 Re: overheating [damien_86]
Oct 10, 2011 (8:37 am)
Damien there are alot of sensors on the fan does your check engine light come on . I want to go electric fan for performance reasons and lose the hydraulic pump for better of the line performance.
#140 of 209 Re: overheating [laglenn]
Oct 10, 2011 (10:00 am)
Nope my check engine light never came on. There really isn't any censors for"> the fan.
#141 of 209 Re: overheating [damien_86]
Oct 10, 2011 (11:12 am)
Did you notice any performance difference and did you remove your hydraulic pump. Damien where did you get the electric fan from?
Thanks for taking your time to post
#142 of 209 02 Lincoln Ls Overheating
Oct 11, 2011 (5:46 am)
I put a new thermostat on my car Because it was overheating and the heater didn't blow heat so that might be a problem to.. Where is you antifreeze going cause its gotta be going somewhere?
#143 of 209 Re: Lincoln LS V8 2002 Hydraulic cooling fan hose [tbug1964]
Oct 11, 2011 (9:10 am)
Found a mechanic who braised the end where it was spilling fluid and then my husband said he put a "T" and went around. I really have no idea what that means. The mechanic is in Pine Bluff Arkansas. It is not perfect as it has a very small leak now but it the car is driveble.
#144 of 209 overheat fix a different approach
Oct 11, 2011 (5:19 pm)
after reading numerous threads i see many have spent the money to replace hydraulic fan with elec. and some have spent upward of 100 bucks on a fan that will cool yet put extra load on the alternator. after a lot of reading i have decided to bypass the pump cylinoid function with a aftermarket fan control.
this controller was intended for an aftermarket electric fan assembly. no need for the elec fan i just grounded the cylinoid brown wire thru the controller which senses water temp on it own by use of the typical temp probe slipped under the end of the radiator hose.
fired it up and it activated the fan so i will find out how well it works in the coming days.
have been wondering why noone has tried this. 17 dollars at autozone. we will see.
#145 of 209 Re: overheat fix a different approach [scooterup]
Oct 17, 2011 (5:16 am)
How has the bypass been working for you? Im having the same overheating problem and Im thinking of converting mines.
#146 of 209 Re: overheat fix a different approach [scooterup]
Oct 25, 2011 (11:06 am)
Well after all the money spent, the problem turned out to be the hydrolic pump, my mechanic who did not do the work advised against the universal fan assembly,but now
that the overheating problem is solved my heater is not blowing any heat any suggestions?