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: 125,652 (61,094–180,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.9L V8
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
45 people reported this problem
20 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.
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
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.
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
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
2005 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V894,500
engine over heats put a new thermostat same problem
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
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 V8100,000
hello, problem remains with overheating.
2003 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8126,000
engine overheating air conditioning fails,fan does not spin when turning key
2000 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8180,000
I washed engine off and now it bogs down and before it only overheated and it misfired on 2,8 coils what do I do know
2002 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8125,000
Just started to get overheat after 20 minutes of driving. I tried once without air conditioning and still overheat. With AC on I get cool air for about 10 minutes and then a blast of hot air for 1 minute and then back to cool for another 9 minutes before car overheats. High temp light on but no check engine. What do you think problem is? I replaced upper ac hose and hydraulic fan about 9 months ago when ac failed last year
2002 Lincoln LS- 3.0L V6144,000
Overheating even with the ac running. Shut it off for awhile and in about 2 minutes overheats.
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.
2000 Lincoln LS- 3.9L V8
Multi-system failure. Cost to repair $3,200 for impeller, head gasket, subsequently fouled coil ignition pack and water pump.
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.
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