I changed coolant sensor, water pump, hoses, radiator, fan motors, thomastat, even changed up manifold gasket. The oil isn't mixing with coolant and no steam coming from tail pipe. Some 1 please help me find a solution, wasted over 5000 dollars in work on this car.
I changed everything under my hood, why is it still overheating? on 1997 Lincoln Continental
by D.Hunter III in Harvey, IL on November 13, 2011
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on November 13, 2011
did you ever have it diaged by a shop?? did they do a leak down test in the cylinders for a head gasket?? if you drove it overheated, internal damage may have resulted even with all the stuff you did. Roy
ANSWER by patrick mannion on November 13, 2011
If a shop did diagnose what was wrong and just kept putting parts in without curing the problem I wonder about their diagnostic skills. There is a professional service called Identafix. http://www.identifix.com/info/about_us.htm They only deal with professional repair shops. They are in the Minnesota 651-633-8007 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 651-633-8007 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Your auto repair shop do all their diagnosis tests, and discuss your problem with a team of professional technicians great service cheap and very bright people. If the repair shop that are repairing your car are stumped this is a great service. This company only deal with automotive repair shops and don't answer questions for the general public but are an amazing knowledge base. As Roy said my next step would be do a test called a block test (a simple chemical test to see if the head gasket is blown).
ANSWER by num1tech on November 14, 2011
possible intake gasket leak or head gasket
COMMENT by D.Hunter III on November 14, 2011
Thank you guys for the response. Just guessing at the problem, just will continue to put me in deeper. Shop it is to get diaged, like right away!