manurefactured controll air meter p1299 on 2000 Lincoln LS

my computer in my car said I was loosing engine power I stopped at advanced auto and had the car scanned and this is what came up what does this mean?nobody else seems to know.

by in Rincon, GA on October 21, 2009
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ANSWER by , October 21, 2009
Here is the info from Chrysler. This is an odd code, did you have any issues with the engine overheating? Trouble Code: P1299 3.9L V8 Cylinder Head Over-Temperature Protection Active Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, and after a period of time with the engine running, the PCM detected the engine was in an overheated condition. Note: The PCM enables the Fail-Safe Cooling whenever this code is set to cool the engine. Possible Causes: * Cooling system has a problem * Engine coolant level is too low * A Base Engine problem may be present Check: 1. Check coolant level. * If the coolant level is correct, perform a Cooling System diagnosis. * If the coolant level is not correct, check cooling system for loss of engine coolant.
COMMENT by , October 21, 2009
what would a cooling system diagnosis consist of?
COMMENT by , October 21, 2009
A shop would check the coolant level and condition, check for proper thermostat and cooling fan operation and check all the hoses, water pump and radiator condition. Perform a pressure check and look for any leaks.