06 lincoln ls overheating

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  1. Benjaminws

    Benjaminws LVC Member

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    Ok fellas so my car has been sitting for almost 2 years, got a DUI , but thats over and done with. So I've started it and driven it around the lot here and there for those 2 years. Took it out on the road yesterday and it started overheating after about 20 minutes. Need yalls knowledge on why yall think this is happening. Thanks
     
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    It'll be the same issue as everybody else. Search. Replace all plastic cooling system parts.
     
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      Yup.

      It's either age, (13+ year old parts)... or miles on vehicle that causes the failure. Even if it has been sitting for 2 years. Sometimes thats even harder on the parts.

      And as Joe said... everything has to be replaced.

      Aftermarket parts won't hold up for much more than a year... so that means bracing yourself for a $1000 expense for dealer parts... and a bunch of labor if you install them yourself.
       
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      Here is probably the best and most complete cooling system rebuild thread.

      GenII LS8 Cooling System Overhaul

      DON'T buy aftermarket parts. They will not hold up, and you will be replacing them again in a year or so.

      Brace yourself... you will be spending about $1000 at the dealer for parts... but you will get 6-7 years out of them... maybe more.
       
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      **CRYING** thanks fellas
       
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      Is there any chance that it could be something less major
       
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      If it's overheating, then it is cooling system related. Again... with te age of the parts, you have a leak somwhere. Replacing one part at a time would be fruitless.

      The only other think you might check... is when it's overheating, does the cooling fan operate. If the fan is working... back to replacing all the parts. :(
       
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        Replace the thermostat housing. See the pics of a failed part with 78K miles off my 2006. You can see the collapsed boss in the red circle that the thermostat pushes against. The thermostat will never fully open and the car will overheat. Get Motorcraft parts and change the thermostat while you're in there.

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        Again, replace it all, not just one or two parts. Once and done!
         
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          You can buy the whole schabang at Amazon for $42.61 and DIY in 3 hours.
          Robot Check

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          yep, you got a leak somewhere or the fan does not work. after warming the engine up check to see if the system pressurizes by removing the degas bottle cap slowly, you should hear a sucking sound or hiss. If you got pressure then I would try bleeding the system several times, and of course replace all the hoses with good quality stuff. I also wonder if the thermostat is stuck closed.
           
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          You could also look for the tell tale signs of leakage...white powder...then replace those parts BUT you are just delaying the inevitable.
           
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          Don't forget the Dual Climate Control Valve... Auxiliary Coolant flow pump... and sometimes needed water pump. Those 3 are close to another $500.
           
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