02 Crown Vic Lx overheats and losses acceleration.

Asked by May 06, 2015 at 06:02 PM about the 2002 Ford Crown Victoria LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After driving either on the highway or city
streets I feel the car loosing acceleration
and when i come to a top the temp goes up
a notch and as i go it struggles a bit to
accelerate as if it wants to stall but it
doesnt as i keep going it goes back to
normal but the temp keeps going up and it
gets to the point where its all the way up
and it starts loosing power  again
(acceleration) i have already replace the
intake manifold and thermostat. brand new
spark plugs. let me know what you guys
think thanks.

2 Answers

245

If the temp goes up while driving, then the water pump may be the issue. If you keep driving with this problem, you risk warping the head and blowing a head gasket. Is the 'check engine' light on?

150

Cooling fan, radiator, low antifreeze or vacuum line. Diagnostics will reveal the problem

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