Mechanics

THERMOSTAT & INTAKE MANIFOLD

2000 Lincoln Town Car

Engine Cooling problem
2000 Lincoln Town Car V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 115000 miles

drive belt squeaking for few days then breaks. Drive 1 mile, car overheats, water starts leaking, tow car to dealer, fix belt. Dealer claims thermostat now sticks, wants $1,600 to replace stat & intake manifold. I say no drive home, let car idle 2 hours no overheating. Could this be scam, intermitate sticking that hasn't happened yet, or possible manifold issue.
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Timwilt
April 9, 2010.



Those vehicles do have problems witht heplastic intake breaking and leaking. Take it to a ASE certified tech and have the cooling system pressure tested for leaks. The thermostat would be a good idea to replace since it got hot, that will mess with them sometimes, but if the intake is good, it should be considerably cheaper.

Tiny
Jack42
Apr 9, 2010.