What can cause the car to overheat and shut off itself please? on 2003 Lincoln Aviator

I was driving the car when suddenly the gauge went up to hight and the car shut itself off. Wait a while start it again same scenario. I have it towed but I really wanna know if I have to replace the engine. Thank you.

by in Cranston, RI on May 12, 2013
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ANSWER by , May 13, 2013
The engine timing belt is under a front engine cover and not easily viewed. If it breaks the engine will immediately shut down and it can cause far more damage than any of the other belts.http://www.lightdeal.co.uk