Question about 1996 Lincoln Continental
Coolant was drained by mechanic when he replaced the power steering pump. He said more coolant would need to be added. Engine overheating. I've been adding coolant to the overflow/reserve tank. I understand when coolant is drained it cannot be successfully added into the overflow tank, but needs to go in somewhere else. Where?
hi this could be caused by a couple of things, thermostat not opening is one of the main one, fan heater switch on the radiator is another, and obviously water leak is another, the first one thermostat, can replaced relatively cheaply, for a few bucks, you could do it yourself if you have the correct tools, to find out if it is thermostat, fill water first, run motor till it starts to get hot, feel the hoses on either side of the radiator ( top and bottom hoses be careful not to burn yourself in the process) if one is very hot, and the other is warm to cold, that will be the thermostat, second, the radiator fan switch, fill water, run motor, watch temp Gage, if by the time it has reached over half way on the temp Gage and the rad fan has still not cut in then this is normally a sign the switch on the radiator is u/s and needs replacing ( check fuse for fan to and relay this will also stop fan from working ) also to check for leaks, fill water, ( try not to spill any ) then if available a large cloth or sheet under car, run engine ( making sure first the other items have been checked ) and just observe for dripping water hope this helps
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
its the housing behind the upper radiator hose before you change it check to see if you have a crack in the bottom of the anti-freeze cooliant bottle also try this website www.alladtadiy.com to see if you can get more information also checkout this website www.autozone.com
Posted on May 29, 2009
The year of the vehicle, rusty liquid, and overheating, says your radiator could use a replacement. If it was your water pump, you would have liquid coming out of the water pump itself.
Posted on May 31, 2009
If your coolant light turn on sometimes, and you can check that your coolant level is low, definitly you have a leak.
I suggest check this artricle about how to detecting coolant leak
Hope this help (remember rated and comment this).
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
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