Help after car overheated
Bought our son a Lincoln LS 8 months ago ran fine
for about a week , then started registering hot told
him to park it. Had mechanic replace thermostat ,
water pump and hoses , been running fine until
yesterday . My son came home and parked it , I
noticed that it was leaking , he said oh it's the AC
draining . Ask if it got hot no , so he drives it today
and it overheated . Husband noticed a Crack buy the
thermostat and like something was almost poking
through from the inside . Got new parts put it in ,was
told to disconnect the battery and wait for a couple
hours then start it. It starts runs at normal idle for
about a minute then real weak idle and when you
press on the gas no throttle . Please help !!
first thing I would do is get another mechanic , pull the oil fill cap and look on the bottom tell us what you see ,also what does the exhaust look like ?
Sounds like you bought a sick horse- is it foaming around the mouth? Is it laying down a lot? OK- I guess this isn't funny- but this is why you should ALWAYS have a used car checked out by a veterinarian- I mean a mechanic- before purchase- good luck
Oh I told my husband that when we get a car for our son that he needs to test drive it right to a shop and have it put on a scope to check the engine . The car isn't here so can't check and give you any answers right now. Thank you though for responding . If there's anything else I should check when I go to the car please let me know
It could be a bad head gasket- just guessing- it should have a compression test- done by a mechanic- what should have happened first- those cars can be very expensive after 100,000 miles- I hope you have good luck with it-
Also when overheating, you have to burp the system. If any air is in the line it will continue to register high temperature. Also, make sure that you have the cap that sits atop the thermostat housing changed. They wear out after time and let air into the system.
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