Question about Lincoln LS
Upon starting my 2000 Lincoln LS, the car will overheat unless I turn on the climate control button and allow air to come out of the blower. The problem wont occur if the car is idling after the start up. I can idle for a half hour if I want, but once I start to drive and put "demand" on the engine, within a few minutes, the temp gauge will shoot up and the engine warning system will kick on telling you it's decreasing engine power. I immediately stop the car, remove the key, wait for 60 seconds or so and then re-start the car and typically there is no further problem. To avoid the problem to begin with, I must turn on the climate control and call for air (regardless of whether I need cool air in summer or warm air in winter) I can usually turn off the fan after a few minutes of driving and the problem doesn't return. The dealer checked the coolant system and found no leaks. I've had the car checked for air pockets and no luck. The problem occurs on a regular basis but not at every instance of starting the car although the safest startup procedure is to turn on the AC fan after start up.
You have a bad fan relay for the secondary fan. Have it replaced and that should fix the problem. Good luck.
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