Running hot

Asked by May 04, 2017 at 11:12 AM about the 2002 Lincoln LS V8 LSE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2002 lincoln ls keeps running hot. If im driving
and the temperature gauge starts to go up it will
get to the 3rd notch and go back down but while
idling it goes all the way up any ideas?

3 Answers


There are allot of things that could cause a car to over heat, Bad radiator cap, the system has air it in, the system is short on anti- freeze, bad pump. bad thermostat, fans not coming on, fan sensor not working. Radiator needs to be cleaned and cored.

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Mine is too! I replaced so many things already! The water pump, the thermostat, the radiator, the fan, and the fan relay but the relay keeps burning up? Any suggestions?

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my 2005 lincoln ls recently ran hot pulled over let cool added antifreeze temp back to normal. Drove it for 3 hours and temp gauge back up again. Any suggestions please

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