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Anna, thermostats don't fail all that often. If you are overheating after a new one, the problem most likely resides inside the radiator. Radiators can get plugged with gunk over time if they are not flushed at least occasionally. Have you tried that yet?
Does the overheating happen while the car is moving or only when at idle for a period of time?
Is the coolant less than two years old? If it is more, I recommend replacing it after doing a cooling system flush.
If you still experience overheating after that, I recommend having a good radiator shop give it a look.
Posted on May 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2004 Lincoln LS V8 overheating!!
check your radiator fan if its powering on when engine runs hot. Test if there is power at the fan's electrical connector when car is running and temp guage is at half. If there isnt any power on, check your relays and fuses. Hopefully this helps
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for your great suggestion on my overheating problem on my 2004 Lincoln Ls, I will check it out tomorrow!!! Thanks again, Ed"
check to see if eans coming on if they dont then its fan relay if they are the rad is pluged or ther is an air pocket in the cooling system there should be a bleeder on it
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
This happened to me. After I had my power steering pump replaced. It took me 3 places to finally find out the problem. When the garage put the power steering back on they didn't get it on correctly, I don't understand all the details but it somehow I was getting radiator fluid on my belts. Which caused no heat and overheating. It took a radiator place to figure this out. I took it to Jeep and they told me it was the power steering pump.
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
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