Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump on Lincoln LS

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.


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Average mileage: 121,842 (43,000–171,700)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.9L V8
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
49 people reported this problem
23 people shared problem details
2002 Lincoln LS- 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.
2006 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8132,002
Was driving for about 10minutes when it sounds like a jet plane under my hood. My temp went straight to hot in seconds so I pulled over and turned off car. After, 15mins I was able to restart & finish my 10mins drive back home but soon as I reached my driveway it went straight to hot again.
2000 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8136,471
I changed the water pump in my car and the hydraulic fan and it still overheats I dont know what the problem is
2001 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8171,000
Engine overheating water is boiling in tank when I look under the hood can't even drive it long enough to get home
2004 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8142,500
Engine overheating, replaced thermostat and housing still overheating. When running the fan sounds like a jet airplane. Heats up with or without the ac or heat being on.
2002 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8
Car runs hot goes to normal temp then shoots back up to hot says engine powers reduced then runs hot and shuts off
2003 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8120,000
Temperature shot up then went back to normal , less than a minute later temperature shoots back up again and check engine light comes on. It started beeping and then the dash read engine power reduced and my car died on the side of the road
2004 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8107,200
overheating.. replaced all plastic that needed to get replaced, replaced thermostat, replaced heater core hose, and resavoir. i'm guessing now water pump..ugh
2004 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8115,000
just keep overheating and the Ac keeps blowing out hot air
2005 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V894,500
engine over heats put a new thermostat same problem
2000 Lincoln LS- 3.0L V6123,000
Well i have a 2000 lincoln ls .heater dont work an it runs hot got a new water pump heat sensors still does it what could it be
2002 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8124,000
Overheats within ten minutes of cold startup. After overheat notification engine was shutdown. After about one minute engine cooled properly.
2003 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8100,000
hello, problem remains with overheating.
2002 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8
The LS has a hydraulic pump that shares the power steering fluid to power the engine cooling system. I have replaced that pump 4 times, the cooling fan 3 times and the radiator twice. Car has been a service nightmare since I purchased it new ,August 2002 including replacing window regulators over 12 times.
2002 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V843,000
I noticed my heater went out and then after couple days it would come back and go out and the engine was starting to overheat but when we check the radiator it had plenty of coolant in there. Trying to diagnose this now have not fixed it yet
2001 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8171,700
My Lincoln LS is over hearing, on a cold start up I can proly go 5-8 miles and it will start to over heat. I change the thermostat housing, tube assembly too the cooling system and radiator... Still having problems. Ima try to change the water pump and see if that fixs it
2006 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8
Runs normal from cold start with the exception of the jet like fan roaring, temp gaugeremains in the center, unless I turn off the heat/AC, then it starts overheating. First the upper right radiator hose plastic portion blew up, picked up a replacement from dealer $68. Issue started to come back a few weeks later. Replaced the Thermostat complete with housing. Now I am able to drive the car but its 43° outside and the fan is blowing almost all the time in city driving. What would my next step be? Im really not liking this car.
2001 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8123,000
Overheating sounds like jet
2001 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8
Car keeps over heating and and runing hot leaks behind front drivers wheel
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