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2002 Lincoln LS w/Base Pkg 4dr Sedan V6 Auto

2002 Lincoln LS
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
18 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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April 5, 2013, 10:51 pm

Sam M

Question: Why is my car over heating?

My car has been over heating recently. I noticed that the overflow tank was cracked so I replaced it. It still overheated so I removed the thermostat. It still overheated to the point that the car shut itself off, several times while I was trying to milk it back home. Today I filled it back up with water, let it run for a while and the water began to pop and boil and splatter. What do you think is wrong?


April 9, 2013, 2:47 pm

Richard W
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Your engine is no good any more. When you drive it without water the metal over heats and all the gaskets on seals go bad. Also the piston can collapse and cause a bad engine noise.

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April 9, 2013, 7:40 pm

Sam M

The engine in not making a bad engine noise. When I start it up is sounds great. Smooth as kitten until it warms up. Then it starts popping like its bioling on a stove top.

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April 11, 2013, 9:56 pm

Richard W
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Thats a blown head gasket.

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