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My Lincoln is still overheating, why?
First off, I won't be able to tell you what is wrong with your car. I can only give you a guide to figure it out. There is way too much information to explain all the possibilities here. Before you...
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My car starts to overheat in stop and go traffic until I turn on the heater. It then goes back to normal.
You may have a leak you have not seen if you had to add coolant. You should also not have to turn on the heater to full blast to cool the engine. This tells me you either have a cooling...
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I lost a rear set of tires for excessive camber in the rear end. I have since replaced rear brakes and both stabilizer broke
They may cause some sag in the rear suspension but if you word the inside of tires, then you have worn bushings on the lower control arms and possible weak springs and struts. Have the entire suspension inspected and have...
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How do i get to my timing chain in my 2000 Lincoln ls 3.9L v8?
Hello there, The timing chain is in depth repair on your 2000 Lincoln LS. To get to the timing chain most of the engine accessories must be removed, the timing covers, valve covers, and various other parts. When removing the...
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my car says it's over heating
To properly bleed out the air you should open the heater bleed hose near the brake master cylinder: Open the center engine fill cap with an allen wrench. Pour coolant; fill until the coolant levels out in...
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Check Engine Light - Code indicates O2 sensor 1 error
The O2 sensor is a sensor in the exhaust system that reports to your car's computer how much unburnt fuel is in the exhaust gases, which then tells the fuel injection system how to adjust the fuel mixture. When the...
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I am looking to buy a 2000 lincoln LS with 186k miles on it. The only issue is that the owner told me that he gets misfire codes
The codes P0302 and P0307 are misfires on cylinders 2 and 7. I agree that you should have a tune-up on the car if you decide to purchase it. You would need to have the spark plugs replaced and the...
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AC line cold, no AC blowing in car; heat blows really hot, only all lines have been replaced and fuse checked good
Hello. It is possible that your blend door actuator has failed. This is the part that controls your blend door. The blend door is responsible for blocking off the heater core when your A/C is on to prevent the hot...
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Loud metal screeching noise and vibration from pulley
Hello, thanks for writing in. For this particular vehicle it appears that the pulley and harmonic balancer are integrated into one unit. That means replacing either would be to replace both, as they are one part. If you would like...
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When the rover is cold, the idle is steady, but when it gets cold, the idle changes. I have to keep my foot on the gas and brake
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This is a case of an idle air control valve not working properly. An idle air control valve literally bypasses air around a closed throttle plate so the engine can...
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Overheating issue, when heater is on its normal temp. but if heater is off it begins to overheats, until heater is turn on again.
It sounds like your engine might have a restriction in the cooling system. If the cooling system has a restriction that prevents its flow, this will cause the engine to get hot. The heat is dissipated from the cooling system...
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Brakes spongy after booster and master cylinder replacement
Hello. You need to double check the installation since you may have put the brake booster rod on the brake pedal wrong causing binding of the brake switch and causing the system to not bleed correctly. Also make sure the...
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FRONT ROTORS REPLACEMENT & KNOCKING SOUND GOING OVER BUMPS AND NORMAL DRIVING
In order to remove the rotors on the front, the calipers and caliper brackets will need to be removed first. Once the caliper and bracket have been removed, the rotor will come right off. As for the suspension issue, Lincoln...
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Steering suddenly notchy, only when running, fine when engine off, changed PS fluid and no help.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Although it's difficult to diagnose a steering issue remotely, the symptoms you're describing would lead me to the steering gearbox. In some cases, especially with about 175,000 miles on the vehicle, the steering gearbox can...
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Heating
Hello. There can be several components that will cause the heater to fail. Always start with the simple options first. The heater relies on hot coolant from the engine entering the heater core where air is pushed over it before...
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The car started overheating recently
Hi there; Overheating issues can be very tricky to diagnose due to the multiple components involved in the cooling system. If you've recently replaced the radiator and thermostat, it's probable that air bubbles may have been trapped inside the cooling...
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My car is overheating quickly - 2000 Lincoln LS
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check to see if the electric fan is coming on when at idle. If the fan is not coming on, check the fuse box for any blown fuses. If all of the fuses are...
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How can my power steering leak all of a sudden when it wasn't driving for 30 days?
Hey there. This suggests your power steering pump may be failing or you have a leak elsewhere in one of the power steering lines. The power steering system operates on very high pressurized hydraulic pressure (in some cases as much...
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There are no leaks under the vehicle but it is abnormally hot
There are several possibilities that could cause overheating without coolant loss: a faulty thermostat, a worn water pump, or a clogged radiator (either internally or cooling fins externally). It's also possible the electric cooling fan switch has failed, preventing the...
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Does my car have rear disc or drum brakes?
The rear brakes on this vehicle will have rotor discs. If you suspect that you have a problem with the rear brakes then you should have a brake safety inspection done by a mechanic. One of our technicians can come...

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