Town Car

Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump on Lincoln Town Car

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Erratic engine coolant temperature or intermittent overheating can be caused by corrosion inside the water pump. The impeller may spin on the water pump shaft or the impeller may corrode. Either condition reduces coolant circulation resulting in engine overheating.


Problem Data
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Average mileage: 127,390 (10,000–268,364)
21 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
43 people reported this problem
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Haven't found the problem car overheat but not leaking or on oil not coming out exhaust no water coming to return hose but water disappearing what is the problem don't have electric fans got me stuck someone please help
Fan doesn't come on. A/C doesn't get as cold as it should. engine will overheat from time to time...
With the ac on, runs great on the hwy. Leave the hwy and drive around the city or idle. the car then overheats.
the car does not over heat all the time. the radiator has been cleaned,new thermostat,new fan motor and blades.I have noticed that the fan only runs 3 seconds after turning the engine off.
Overheats after short drive.
Over heating problem. I had the radiator flushed,new water thermostat,new fan and fan motor and new coolant container. none of these helped. A new water temp switch that that feeds water temp to the control module fixed the problem ( the switch cost $11.80 )
The fans stop working and this cause the water pump to leak. still trying to get to water pump.
Water pump. Replacement. New one
Runs hot, no power, has heat at times, pulley is loose,flywheel loose, spits and sputters
overheating, fixed thermastat, radiator, possible head gasket blown