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2001 Lincoln LS Base 4dr Sedan V6 Auto

2001 Lincoln LS
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
18 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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September 24, 2012, 11:31 am

Tina C

Question: Fake overehating or serious issue?

My car recently started overheating and teh fan stayed on so I took it to the shop and got the thermostat replaced, radiator replaced, and teh water pupm replaced.The fan still comes on and stays on. When I am at a stop light the temperatur gauge rises but when I step on the gas the temperature goes back downt o normal. My coolant levels are fine the system ahs been bleed and I have no leaks. I was also told this could be a gasket problem.

September 30, 2012, 12:06 pm

Elizabeth K

It is a good idea to compare the dash temperature gauge to an external temp sensor (like an infra red temp gun) to see if it is actually overheating. Since there is a response from the gauge when you raise the rpms, it may be accurate. But it also sounds like you need to have it checked for a leaking head gasket-- assuming the radiator was actually replaced and not just flushed.

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