Question about 1998 Lincoln Continental
Car overheats when running idle. have changed the thermosat, fan relays, radiator cap. We have burped the hoses, etc but still overheats.
You should not rely on the dash gauge for the temp. You should check it with a known good thermometer. The water pump may also have worn impellers.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you can't remove all the air by filling while running with heater on hot, there is a possibility that you have a leaking cylinder head gasket (pressure from there will fill the cooling system and displace coolant) To test, have a shop do a hydrocarbon test on the radiator. Hope I'm wrong, but quite often on those I'm not.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
SOURCE: cooling fan does not work
A quick check to see if it is the relay is to turn on the AC, the fan should come on while the AC is on. If it doesnt you are more than likely going to have to replace it.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
assuming fuse and relay are good..no fan should be running when the engine is cool/cold, the only time the fan should be running when it reach over operation temperature which then the fan kick on to bring the temperature back down to it operation temperature. both fan work in sync with one another, addition cooling is needed when the ac is running. when the last time have you replace thermostat and Thermos sensor/switch. I would replace both unit if you have not done so. The thermos/switch will turn the fan on when it reach certain temperature and cut off when it sense the temperature drop in the engine.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
Testimonial: "Very good advice. I replaced the cooling fan myself and saved a lot of money. Everything is seems to be working. Thanks."
the radiator needs flushed you can buy it at the parts store you drain the radiator add the flush to it and however much water it calls for start the vehicle and run it till it warms up for however long the flush calls for then drain it again and add coolant i hope this helps you
Posted on Dec 12, 2010
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