Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump on Lincoln Continental

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: 99,441 (98,000–100,323)
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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1997 Lincoln Continental 100,323 mi,
1999 Lincoln Continental 100,000 mi,
after running 1/2 hour temp gauge will show overheating and I have just had the water pump replaced and a couple of weeks later this problem occurred and we replaced the thermostat