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Lincoln LS Overheating Due to a Damaged Impeller

Lincoln LS Problem
27 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.9L V8

Average Mileage: 116,375 mi (61,094 mi - 150,000 mi)


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.


  • Visitor, , 3.9L V8

    Overheating and put new thermostat, still overheat. Run aircondition and overheat within 5 minute. Don't know what the problem. Had it checked was told p1299.

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  • Visitor, , 3.9L V8, 136,471 mi

    I changed the water pump in my car and the hydraulic fan and it still overheats I dont know what the problem is

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  • Visitor, , 3.9L V8, 115,000 mi

    just keep overheating and the Ac keeps blowing out hot air

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  • Visitor, , 3.9L V8, 107,200 mi

    overheating.. replaced all plastic that needed to get replaced, replaced thermostat, replaced heater core hose, and resavoir. i'm guessing now water pump..ugh

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  • Visitor, , 3.9L V8, 94,500 mi

    engine over heats put a new thermostat same problem

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  • malik112, , 3.9L V8, 92,000 mi


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  • Visitor, , 3.9L V8, 124,000 mi

    Overheats within ten minutes of cold startup. After overheat notification engine was shutdown. After about
    one minute engine cooled properly.

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