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#177 of 209 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [julia2178]
Aug 09, 2012 (3:53 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 209 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [akirby]
Aug 09, 2012 (4:41 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 209 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [Happster]
Aug 09, 2012 (4:44 pm)
Oh, and the bleeder hose is by your degas (overflow) tank.
Aug 12, 2012 (9:20 pm)
i have a 2002 Lincoln ls v8 and i have an over heat problem this is what i replace of did so far thermostat, spark plugs, oil, reservoir tank and i breed the cooling system. so what can it be?
#181 of 209 Re: help me please [us_army_75th]
Aug 13, 2012 (5:01 am)
I read that the hydraulic fan pump go bad on these cars. Maybe yo should have someone check that out or maybe its a bad or clogeed radiator. My car was also overheating but only on hot days. My timing chain went a few days ago I was told that could of been a reason that it was overheating also. I am going to get the timing chain fixed. Does anyone know where I can get a timing chain kit from ????
#182 of 209 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [akirby]
Aug 13, 2012 (12:31 pm)
I WAS TOLD MY TIMING CHAIN BROKE. HE'S NOT SURE WHICH ONES OR HOW MANY. MY MECHANIC TOLD ME ITS BEST TO REPLACE ALL FOUR REGARDLESS. IS THAT REALLY NECCESSARY ?? COULD THAT BE WHY IT WAS OVERHEATING ?
#183 of 209 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [julia2178]
Aug 13, 2012 (5:13 pm)
Uh-oh. I wish I had been wrong. You might as well replace all of them once the engine is apart. Are you sure there was no damage to the valves or pistons? I thought the AJ V8 was an interference engine which usually results in more damage when the timing chain breaks. Unless the overheating stressed the timing chain it's probably not related so make sure you get that fixed too.
#184 of 209 Re: help me please [julia2178]
Aug 17, 2012 (12:45 pm)
After replacing the fan twice,the radiator,degasse bottle and all the hoses,thermostat was fine and a motor to the thermostat
turned out it was the hydraulic fan pump, After being pimped by Raceway Ford dealership in Moreno Valley CA,after the replaced the entire cooling system the manager tells me the computer said that the hydraulic pump was the first thing they should have checked. The overheating has stopped
but when they finished the heater no longer worked,but I will never take my car back there for any work or purchase of a car,and to tired to file a complaint. good luck
#185 of 209 how do i change transmission fluid
Oct 11, 2012 (5:13 am)
how to change the transmission fluid on this car your self and how much do you need and what kind?
#186 of 209 Re: how do i change transmission fluid [us_army_75th]
Oct 11, 2012 (7:03 am)
The dealer uses a machine that takes the old fluid from the outbound cooler line and replaces it with new fluid in the inbound cooler line thereby replacing 95% of the fluid in the entire transmission. This is the recommended method.
You can do it yourself with rubber tubing and 2 clean 5 gallon buckets - just make sure you keep fresh fluid in the intake bucket and run the car to get the pump going.
You can drop the pan and change the fluid that way but you'll only get a fraction of the old fluid out. Not recommended.