I have a 2001 Lincoln LS and it over heats,, what could it be? when purchase, we were told the only thing wrong with it was a poly..


Asked by Jun 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM about the 2001 Lincoln LS V8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

7 Answers


poly what?


she said it was were the motor belt is on... at first it was making a squeaky noise


pulley sorry


Ford products are notorious for squeaking belts, it sometimes is a pulley out of line, but that should not cause an overheat problem, things to check are: thermostat, collapsed hoses during running, radiator flowing properly, air flow through radiator clear, cooling fan operation, cooling system free of air bubbles. Hope this helps.


thank you,, i will try one by one to see what it is


Last but certainly not least is a blown head gasket. How does it run? Any warning lights on? Does it only overheat when sitting in traffic or quickly at anytime? The belts don't squeak themselves, it's usually an idler pulley or tensioner. Get back to us.

have u solved the problem? I had similar issues and always had fluid on the deck after I was in the drive through or sitting idle. found the metal clamp to the radiator hose to be broken. it looked like it was in place but it was broken. it allowed the fluid to pass through the hose as it heated up and started to bulge. simple fix I replaced it with the traditional screw type hose clamp. haven't had a problem in 5 years!

Your Answer


Looking for a Used LS in your area?

CarGurus has 359 nationwide LS listings starting at $2,000.


Lincoln LS Experts

  • #1
    Ionatan Ion
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
    Jonathon Sheffield
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lincoln Town Car
22 Great Deals out of 1,456 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford Mustang
325 Great Deals out of 38,826 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
395 Great Deals out of 27,759 listings starting at $1,499
Used Lincoln Continental
23 Great Deals out of 2,606 listings starting at $25,900
Used Honda Accord
607 Great Deals out of 92,577 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Maxima
241 Great Deals out of 18,445 listings starting at $930
Used Chevrolet Camaro
266 Great Deals out of 30,432 listings starting at $4,200
Used Lincoln Navigator
89 Great Deals out of 3,464 listings starting at $2,900
Used Acura TL
66 Great Deals out of 3,442 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.