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Aug 12, 2012 (10:20 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 195 Re: help me please [us_army_75th]
Aug 13, 2012 (6:01 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 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [akirby]
Aug 13, 2012 (1:31 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 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [julia2178]
Aug 13, 2012 (6:13 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 195 Re: help me please [julia2178]
Aug 17, 2012 (1:45 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 195 how do i change transmission fluid
Oct 11, 2012 (6:13 am)
how to change the transmission fluid on this car your self and how much do you need and what kind?
#186 of 195 Re: how do i change transmission fluid [us_army_75th]
Oct 11, 2012 (8:03 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.
#187 of 195 how do you remove the cooling fan pump motor with out pulling the ------ m
Feb 14, 2013 (12:00 pm)
#188 of 195 Re: Radiator upgrade [vette176]
Feb 18, 2013 (12:57 pm)
Hi,got hydraulic fan issues,what all is needed to do this swap for an electric fan,Tracy
#189 of 195 Nonstop problems with 00 Lincoln LS V8
Feb 20, 2013 (6:29 am)
My mechanic replaced my hydraulic fan with an electric fan. I haven't had a overheating problem yet...we'll see what happens during the summer months. Since its been replaced though it makes this weird humming noise. My mechanic said its because the pump is dry since its not being used.. does that sound right ? Timing chain went a couple months ago had that replaced luckily no piston or valve damage. I've been having some issues with my transmission, whenever I put it in reverse it takes a minute to go into gear and then it kicks back really hard. Any idea what could be causing that ?? I had a tranny flush done but that didn't help the issue. Also my ABS and brake lights are on. I know I have a ABS issue cus sometimes when I go to brake the petal pushes back up. Is that fixable and does anyone know how much that part costs ?