Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump on Lincoln Continental

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: 105,080 (98,000–122,000)
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
21 people reported this problem
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Car was leaking from radiator causing it to overheat. Replace the radiator no leak now heat isn't working it just blow cold air
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