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2000 Lincoln LS Question: Check engine light on. Engine temp ran high but did not overheat.

 

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Beachbum1963, 3.9L V8, Barrington, RI, June 11, 2012, 10:00
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Car temp ran high and the warning came on for check engine temp and reduced engine power. Shut off car no steam coming out or under. Waited 15min and started car up and it ran fine. The check engine light comes on every other fill up. Any suggestions as to cause

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper June 11, 2012, 11:00
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    YOU MOST LIKELY HAVE A CODE FOR ENG OVERTEMP HAVE CLEARED AND MAKE SURE YOU WATCH TEMP GAUGE

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    Beachbum1963, June 11, 2012, 11:12
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    Would it be recommended to have the thermostat replaced? I have looked at various websites on the Lincoln LS and some people say it is a blown head gasket.

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    globalhelper, June 11, 2012, 11:52
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    is it still running hot. i would not guess at a blown head gasket i would have it ck'd by your mech. it sounds like they are just throwing darts. get a prof opinion b4 you listen to the web sites

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    Beachbum1963, June 11, 2012, 11:59
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    Thanks. It is at the mechanic but of course I try to be somewhat informative. THanks again for your input

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