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2000 lincoln ls 3.0 overheating

I replaced the radiator and thermastat and the car is over heating now i opend the bleeder valve in the front and fluid came out right away. i opend the heater valve and didn't get much out im not sure out to get a steady flow from it,

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Engine overheating? Try this procedure:

  • The thermostat can be stuck close. If you feel the upper hose very hot and the lower hose cooler than normal, it may be a stuck thermostat.

  • Make sure the radiator and the overflow bottle are filled to the proper levels.

  • Bleed air from the coolant system:This is best done by running the engine with the radiator cap off until you see when the air bubbles stop coming up.

  • Check the radiator fans: The easiest way is to turn on the cars air conditioner and turn up the A/C fans. Both radiator fans should come on when the A/C starts

  • Make a pressure test by using a pressure testing tool (available at most auto parts stores). Use the pressure shown on your radiator cap. Most cars are 16 PSI or less, so don't exceed that pressure. Replace the radiator cap if it doesn't hold the pressure.

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Could possibly be a bad water pump ,or clutch on the clutch fan , if it's electric make sure fans are working by turning on defroster .

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

Testimonial: "hi there water pump is good, and the fan is ran by hydrualics. no electric. i had to undo the pump to the fan to get the fan out nad the old radiator out, now the car over heats. i dont no alot about these kinda systems with hydraulic fans."

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SOURCE: no heat

It sound's like one of two thing's, first open the glove compartment look behind to the left you will see a clear vacuum line going to a goldish in color accuator remove it once the vehicle is at normal operating temp. if you get heat then you have a problem with the vacuum switch, just plug the vacuum hose, you will have to reconnect it in the summer to get the AC working. The other problem could be the heater control valve, located under the hood inline on the hoses going to the heater core, upper passenger side of the fire wall.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 lincoln ls heater not working...thermostat?

- If temp guage reads normal, the lack of heat may be due to the Heater Control Valve. Located in front of the radiator. Lower passenger side. A real bugger to replace.
- The plastic cap just over the thermostat is key in re-filling the anti freeze and bleeding air.

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SOURCE: Replace brake pads and rotor on Lincoln LS 2000 front wheels.

new rotors and new brake pads ...
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SOURCE: lincoln ls transimission fluid

It is located on the transmission pan. Their is a "fluid level check screw" that you will need to take out. You aren't going to be able to just dump a quart of fluid in and be good though. These transmissions are designed under normal driving conditions to never have to be serviced and that includes the fluid. But if your like me, you like to hot rod it once in a while. Then you should change your fluid every 45,000 miles or so. The drain plug is at the very bottom of the pan. You are gonna need a little over 11.5 quarts of Mercon(R) V Transmission fluid for the 3.0 as well as the 3.9 liter. The amount of fluid needed for the transmission is the same regardless of the engine you have.
Hope this post will help someone in the future. Also their is no dipstick to check the fluid level. You have to take the screw/bolt out on the side of the Tranny Pan.

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SOURCE: were is the thermostat in a lincoln ls

it is located in the top radiator hose nearest the engine block

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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