Can water go in engine

Asked by Velezjuan May 12, 2018 at 02:50 PM about the 2007 Lincoln MKZ AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Water from coolant system going  impide motor
dont  know why

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A bad head gasket is the most likely cause.

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Thank u so much

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My sister has a 2011 Lincoln MKX and her water pump sheared off or something! Her car quit, got it towed to a Lincoln dealer and they say she has water in the motor and would be cheaper to put a new motor in her car!!!! $7,000. Wow! Do Lincoln’s have defaulty water pumps in these high dollar cars?? Just seems really weird to me in such a newer car! Has anyone else had this problem? Anyone have a solution??

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I also have an 2008 and same thing water pump now water and oil has mixed. What is really happening with these cars

Happened to me too, 2010 Lincoln MKZ, didnt even notice anything wrong with the car, no codes, nothing. Noticed car running a little sluggish, so brought to a mechanic, gave it an oil change, and added some oil additive, and it ran great (no overheating at any point). A few months later, the car overheats, and barely runs without overheating. I check the oil and it looks like mustard, somehow the water pump failed and it did not throw a code or any signs of failing.

And with the water pump failing, coolant gets into the crankshaft timing chain? And kills the engine, plus the actuators? That was originally what the mechanic thought it was, on of the actuators.

I have been dealing with the same problem for about a week or so now. I have a 2011 Lincoln MKZ and after expearincing my car run funny for a couple of days I took it to a mechanic. My computer to my care registered with no era codes and I had no check engin lights. The mechanic literally said they couldn’t do anything and I should just wait until the car breaks down so they will then know where to start looking. All indications st that time were I needed a tune up. I eventually took it to the dealer and they told me it was the water pump. I checked it today and it doesn’t seem to have water in the oil but who knows. My question is why would a manufacturer place such an inexpensive commonly replaced part in an area of the motor where it would cost sooo much to replace.

My 2011 mkz water pump went out and water went in to the motor. Could Lincoln company have know about this problem and did not tell buyer and sold them a lemon any how. Can something be done.

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