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#157 of 209 Re: leaking anti freeze from overflow [sato1972]
Mar 24, 2012 (7:44 pm)
You need a new mechanic. The first thing you do is check the temp of each heater hose. If the outlet is colder than the inlet line, then it's blocked.
#158 of 209 Re: new overheating issue!! [kracker361]
Apr 04, 2012 (1:56 pm)
kracker can u please help me i got a 2001 lincoln ls. i got a overheat problem i turn the car on and the fan stars working slow with low temp and then went midium temp and fan stars midium then the temp went to three quarers and just turn off the engine.where is the scruee bleeding. or what did u recomend me thank u.
Apr 18, 2012 (6:06 am)
My 2002 LS is getting on my last nerve with its overheating problems. Im at my breaking point. I just got the car 3 months ago and after a couple of weeks went by it started to overheat, now it would not overheat every time, only some of the time. I drove it on a 3 hr trip and it redlined and would not stop overheating. We had it towed to a mechanic that replaced the thermo and housing and bled and purged her 6 times. Finally my LS would run for awhile without overheating fast. We were able to drive it the 1 hr and half to get home after 400 dollars later at the mechanic It did not run hot at all till we came into town off the interstate and the needle started to rise but didn't overheat. about a week later it started redlining again. We took it to a mechanic here in town that works on luxury style vehicles and it baffled him. The mechanic we just went to a week prior said he thought it was the radiator and the one here in town said that it was possible but he didn't think so. He had me talk to a friend of his that was a service writer for Lincoln, I did. He told me to hv the mechanic blow all the dirt dust and trash off the front of the radiator w a compressor and see if that helps. WE DID THAT TOO! My car worked like a dream for a little over a month. THEN, back to redlining again. I'm desperate for answers without getting charged thousands of dollars for a mechanic to pull out and fix till he finds the issue...Please if anyone has any knowledge on these cars I could use it. Thanks
#160 of 209 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [jimmyc4]
Apr 18, 2012 (6:18 am)
hey Jimmyc4 , I am so praying that this works. The mechanic did do like a pressure test on the fan res. and thats when it stopped overheating. maybe it does just need this. thanks so much for posting.
#161 of 209 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [fairieluv27]
Apr 19, 2012 (9:51 am)
See my past posts in this string about the degas bottle issue. Could be letting air into your system and creating periodic blockages. Air pockets act like obstructions. The fans are also famously flawed. Many switch from hydraulic to electric to correct the issue. If it was your radiator, thermostat, water pump, etc., the problem would be consistent. I'd stop throwing money at those things (and dump the mechanics that told you to).
#162 of 209 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [Happster]
Apr 19, 2012 (8:55 pm)
Hi This is Glenn do you know what needs to happen and how I could get an electric fan for my 2002 lincoln lse
Please responed or e-mail me at laglenn63yahoo.com..
#163 of 209 2000 Lincoln LS 3.9
Apr 30, 2012 (4:13 pm)
Does anyone know what Ford Vehical has an Electric cooling Fan that will fit into My Lincoln LS?
May 01, 2012 (2:03 pm)
I know that this is an OLD discussion, and it's been several years since I've owned an LS, but let me throw this out there for you current LS owners. There are two things that have to be looked at carefully. As "fairieluv27" has already mentioned, the radiator and A/C condensor have to be kept clear of leaves and dirt. Secondly, the cooling system of the LS, especially the V-8s, have a number of short hoses connecting this and that, snaking all over the engine. As such, it's very easy for air pockets to develop, and this will wreak havoc with an LS. It's ESSENTIAL that all the air be purged from the cooling system, or the car WILL overheat.
In short, you need to start with the car completely cool, remove the cooling system cap, warm the engine until the t'stat opens, shut the car down and let it cool with the cap off, then repeat the warm-up, cool down several more times, untill there are NO air bubbles visible.
#165 of 209 Try this first guys.
May 19, 2012 (1:52 pm)
Owned a 2001 ls for two years. 140k. Got in it and went up town and with ac on it overheated. First time ever for me. Did it next day at home at idle with ac on. Also would not blow cold air until you drove it down road. Took a air hose blew out the condenser and radiator and all kinds of dirt came out. Started car and had immediate cold air. I let it idle for one hour with fan on high and it did not overheat. Only took 5 min the day before for the fan to kick on like a airplane sound and overheat. So this might work for someone else. Always try the easy possibilities first and go from there. If your car not blowing cold air till you drive it a couple min there's a chance the fins are clogged and fan can't push air thru it. Good luck!
#166 of 209 2001 Lincoln Ls V8 Overheating
May 23, 2012 (3:23 am)
My Lincoln Ls V8 recently started over heating. Mostly on a hot day and on a daily trip to the store about 10 miles away. It will mark at half way temperature on the way there and on the way back it will pass the middle mark. I drove it a bit more and it overheated on me. It leaked antifreeze and I could smell burt coolant. I had my mechanic change the thermostat and it helped a bit but it would still sit in the middle mark. Drove it on a hot day and it over heated on me again. This is driving me crazy. Why does it go to middle temperature so fast? Is the fan not working? Someone please help.