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Temp After replacing the motor for both fans, the temp. goes to Hot and coolant leaks from the overflow. Could this be an airpocket in the line, needing to replace the radiator or a blown gasket in the engine?

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I had the same problem on my 96 continental, the fans quite, and after the car overheated once it ruined the thermostat, i could drive it for sometimes up to 4 or 5 miles then without warning it would go all the way up the hot. i replaced the thermostat, and never had any more problems, but when you refill the coolant you need to unloosen the bleeder valve on top of the cooling line that runs on the top of the motor on the passenger side. even then you may need to drive the car for a little while and then add more coolant after the motor cools down. also if you are working on a continental, the thermostat, is on the bottom of the motor in the front, where the lower radiator hose goes into the motor, it is most accessible from under the car, two bolts and it pops out, very simple, but i looked for it for almost 2 hours and purchased a book, and even called the lincoln dealer, and they couldnt tell me where it was, really made me rethink how intelligent the mechanics at my local dealer were. finally i just started taking stuff off and found it.

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