Help after car overheated

Asked by May 06, 2017 at 02:22 AM about the 2004 Lincoln LS V8 Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Bought  our son a Lincoln  LS 8 months  ago  ran fine
for  about  a  week , then started  registering  hot told
him to  park it. Had mechanic replace  thermostat ,  
water pump  and  hoses , been running  fine  until  
yesterday .  My son came  home  and  parked  it , I  
noticed  that  it was  leaking , he said oh it's  the  AC
draining .  Ask if it  got hot no , so he drives  it today
and  it overheated .  Husband  noticed  a  Crack buy the  
thermostat  and like something  was almost  poking  
through  from the  inside .  Got new parts put it in ,was
told to disconnect  the  battery  and wait for  a  couple  
hours  then start it. It starts  runs at normal  idle  for
about  a  minute  then real weak idle and when you  
press  on the  gas no throttle .  Please  help !!  

5 Answers

5,515

first thing I would do is get another mechanic , pull the oil fill cap and look on the bottom tell us what you see ,also what does the exhaust look like ?

24,715

Sounds like you bought a sick horse- is it foaming around the mouth? Is it laying down a lot? OK- I guess this isn't funny- but this is why you should ALWAYS have a used car checked out by a veterinarian- I mean a mechanic- before purchase- good luck

Oh I told my husband that when we get a car for our son that he needs to test drive it right to a shop and have it put on a scope to check the engine . The car isn't here so can't check and give you any answers right now. Thank you though for responding . If there's anything else I should check when I go to the car please let me know

24,715

It could be a bad head gasket- just guessing- it should have a compression test- done by a mechanic- what should have happened first- those cars can be very expensive after 100,000 miles- I hope you have good luck with it-

Also when overheating, you have to burp the system. If any air is in the line it will continue to register high temperature. Also, make sure that you have the cap that sits atop the thermostat housing changed. They wear out after time and let air into the system.

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