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Lincoln LS Overheating Problems
Last post on May 03, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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Lincoln LS, Engine, Sedan
#170 of 195 Re: Lincoln LS V8 (2002) Bad OVERHEATING Issues [trofsy]
Jun 12, 2012 (5:21 pm)
***When I try to turn the HEAT on when the car is already overheating, NO HOT AIR comes out.***
#171 of 195 Re: Lincoln LS V8 (2002) Bad OVERHEATING Issues [trofsy]
Jun 13, 2012 (6:27 am)
That would lead me to think the water pump is bad and it's not circulating coolant through the heater core.
#172 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [fairieluv27]
Aug 07, 2012 (10:36 am)
I'm having overheating issues with my 2000 lincoln ls v8. I've replaced the thermostat twice, radiator has been flushed, degas and radiator cap replaced. It doesn't overheat when its cool out but on hot days it will overheat if I drive too far or too much. I've also noticed if I stare the car it wont overheat right away but when I stop, turn it off let it sit for a couple minutes then start it up and drive it will overheat right away. I have no idea what the issue could be. If I need to use an electric fan where would I get one. I would have an mechanic do the work but I would like to give them some idea. I've taking it to several shops and nobody knows what the issue is. Please help
#173 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [julia2178]
Aug 07, 2012 (5:52 pm)
Could be air in the system. Did you bleed it using the special bleed port?
The other possibility is the hydraulic fan.
#174 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [akirby]
Aug 07, 2012 (6:42 pm)
I don't think it was bled. Nobody could find the bleeder. Well today while I was driving down the road all of a sudden my car dies while I'm driving. It wouldn't start back. The engine would turn over but it wouldn't run. The engine made a loud knocking sound on one side and some smoke came out. I had to get it towed. What does that sound like ?
#175 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [julia2178]
Aug 08, 2012 (5:28 pm)
I hate to say it but it could be a broken timing chain. Hopefully it's something cheaper to fix.
#176 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [akirby]
Aug 09, 2012 (10:18 am)
Do you know about how much it is for the part and where I can get it. Worse case senerio I might need a new motor where could I get a used one and how much do they run for this vehicle ?? I still owe money on it and it would cost me more to get a new car then trying to fix it and atleast have it run til income tax time
#177 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [julia2178]
Aug 09, 2012 (4:53 pm)
It depends on whether it damaged the valves or pistons. It's not a DIY job either way. Try ebay or salvage yards if you end up needing to rebuid it. There's still a chance it's something less serious.
#178 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [akirby]
Aug 09, 2012 (5:41 pm)
Don't give up yet. These things have sensors that shut the engine down at certainly temperatures. Harmless if that is your issues, but obviouslyfix the overheating issues. The hydraulic fans are heinous in these things, but if your hack couldn'tfind the bleeder, that's likely your issue. These things SUCK to bleed the air out and the air may as well be a ball of cement.
The knock worries me, but you also have knock sensors. Pull the codes with and OBD Diagnostictool and tell me what it says.
Rebuild is pricey unless you know what the fak you're doing.
#179 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [Happster]
Aug 09, 2012 (5:44 pm)
Oh, and the bleeder hose is by your degas (overflow) tank.