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2001 Lincoln LS V8 Overheating


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andreasferagotti599
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Jun 25, 2012, 5:26 PM

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I need some help please!!! I just bought a 2001 Lincoln LS V8 & it has run perfectly up until last night. It started overheating so I pulled into a Walmart to let it cool down. When I came out and had bought some engine coolant I discovered that the coolant was full. The fan was functioning properly as well. The only indication of a problem that I had was that when I would put my foot on the gas even a little, this whining noise, almost like a supercharger sound would happen. It got worse after 1500 RPMs & much worse after 2000 RPMs. I noticed while I was stopped when I would put the hood up to let it cool that all of the heat was coming from the back of the engine. The stopped happening when the car was parked and on so I couldn't tell what was making the noise. Any help would be appreciated and I can provide as much information as I can about the vehicle, I've tried to recall the events of last night as accurately as possible. I hope to hear from you all soon so that I can travel at more than 15 miles per 4 hours lol


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Jun 25, 2012, 5:49 PM

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Could be water pump or any number of other possibilities. You need to tow it to a reputable shop for inspection.




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Jun 25, 2012, 5:55 PM

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Does this have any type of warranty? You might of bought someone else's very expensive problem that they were hiding from you during the sale.





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andreasferagotti599
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Jun 25, 2012, 7:33 PM

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I was thinking water pump myself but was hoping it was not.. I read somewhere that the Lincoln LS can't be towed or it will tear up the transmission?


andreasferagotti599
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Jun 25, 2012, 7:35 PM

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There is no warranty, bought it from my cousin who had it for a long time with no trouble. Her husband has a parts car for it too & maybe he will have a water pump for it. Are there any other possibilities?


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Jun 25, 2012, 7:40 PM

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I read somewhere that the Lincoln LS can't be towed or it will tear up the transmission?


Unless it is all wheel drive, it can be towed. If it is, they have flatbeds for that.
I definitely shouldn't be driven.




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Jun 25, 2012, 7:42 PM

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Honestly I wouldn't put a used water pump in it. Better to go with a new pump.

You might also want to pressure test the coolant system to see if you have any leaks. The Jag engine in that thing has a lot of plastic parts for the coolant system that like to crack and leak.





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andreasferagotti599
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Jun 25, 2012, 7:50 PM

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K thank you. It's RWD, & I thought that was strange to hear it couldn't be towed. I'll look into having it towed immediately to a shop where I know the owner. Thank you guys for the help. Looked up a new water pump on rockauto & found one for 105 which isn't too bad, I wanna make sure that's the problem before I buy though. Was hoping this could be something I could fix at home. I have a pretty large garage and any tool you can imagine with the exception of a lift :/ I'm a car nut and trying to learn how to work on them as I go along. I will not drive the car anymore until the problem is resolved and I will respond here and let you guys know what the problem was. Thank you guys for trying to help. If you guys can think of anything else it could be that I could get to and look at or need any more details please let me know. It is a very pretty, comfortable, and surprisingly quick & agile little car that I have really enjoyed upgrading to from my old POS 97 Blazer LT


andreasferagotti599
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Jun 25, 2012, 8:00 PM

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@Discretesignals I probably will opt for the new one instead. I expected it to be more expensive because of the Jag engine. I have noticed it's a pretty plasticy engine just from messing around with it. Thought about adding a Jag supercharger to it lol The engine bay is so cramped though, It has a lot of engine for that little space, & the battery is in the trunk. Miraculously though even with my lead foot it's been getting around 28 MPG. The car itself is a 2000 Model & the engine was taken from a wrecked 2001, It only has 40k miles on it (odometer reads 200xxx) It's loaded too. Only paid $3,100 for it. So I expected some issues. Hopefully it won't become a money pit like my Blazer was. That thing has got to be one of the worst cars ever built. I pampered it and it still costed me about 7k to fix, and it's broken again now. And I paid about 3k for it to start with. I should start a new thread about it lol


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Jun 25, 2012, 8:12 PM

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We get a few Jags and LS in the shop once in a blue moon. The AJ engine doesn't seem to have any major mechanical problems from what we ran into. Mostly they come in for ignition coil problems and coolant leaks.

The only other thing I have heard that is negative on those is the transmissions. They like to blow up. In fact, we ended up changing out all the coils on an LS for multiple misfires and month later the transmission went out.

I will say this, that thing is laden with computers and solving com and electrical problems is a challenge. If you go to change a window regulator, don't stick your hand in the door shell unless you have the motor unplugged. They have a module to control the window motor and will come down on express mode with your hand in there and chop your fingers off.





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andreasferagotti599
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Jun 26, 2012, 1:07 AM

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Haven't had any transmission issues. Now the coolant reservoir has been replaced, and I found out that the water pump has been replaced before as well and is under warranty, problem is they can't remember where they had it put in. The only electrical problems it has is the rear left window won't go down, it does this annoying beep for no apparent reason a lot, the heated/cooled seats don't work, the rear right turn signal works only when it wants to, it constantly says "check traction control" on the screen, and 2 lights are always on but have apparently always been on since the car was bought by my cousin. OH, none of the steering wheel buttons work, or the horn. Ok there are some electrical issues but given how much DOES work I look past it. It would be nice to at least have cruise control though.


andreasferagotti599
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Jun 26, 2012, 5:49 AM

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Those 2 lights are check engine & abs. Was falling asleep while posting that & couldn't remember what they were.


Granttaustin
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Aug 25, 2012, 3:12 PM

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Did you fix this problem? If so how did you fix it?


Hammer Time
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Aug 25, 2012, 3:31 PM

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Please don't post to old threads. It causes everyone to start getting notifications they don't want.

If you have a question, just start a new thread of your own. This one is now locked.




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