what would cause antifreeze to get into engine cooling fan fluid reservoir?

Asked by Jul 15, 2013 at 10:11 PM about the 2001 Lincoln LS V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just bought a 2001 lincoln ls and it has antifreeze in the engine cooling fan fluid
reservoir any ideas what would cause this? I was thinking maybe previous owner put
antifreeze in the wrong reservoir but not sure if there is another problem that could cause
this

6 Answers

275,305

The reservoir should have transmission fluid in it. Mercon. If you have antifreeze in there flush all of it out.

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Tom the fan is hydraulic?

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275,305

I googled it and it seems there is a seperate reservoir on the lincoln fan, I didn't think there was.

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I just checked it out - 10 pounds of unnecessary crap in a 2 pound box. God Bless Automotive Engineers. I guess an electric fan was too simple of a design. Yeah, for some stupid reason, the fan is hydraulic.

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I have a hydraulic fan in my 2001 Lincoln LS, and there is antifreeze in the hydraulic fan reservoir. How do I flush it all out?

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

I just put an electronic fan and removed the hydraulic and my AC is better and driving 4 hours straight in traffic was no problem

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