1996 Lincoln Continental Please Help

  • V8
  • FWD
  • 154,000 MILES
Alright first the electric cooling fan locked up an started smoking almost catchin fire so I foun them an changed them out the car would run fine for a while till the thermostat will open then straight to overheating I changed the themostat twice an had the water pump changed I cant figure out what is causing it to run hot it wasnt doing none of this before the fan locked up an almost caught fire thanx Please Help
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 AT 3:09 AM

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The cooling fan is it working properly? Thermostat installed correctly/water pump doing its job/radiator not clogged up if so do below

Have it block and pressure tested-do the block first to pinpoint a combustion leaking into the cooling system or a gas analyzer to sniff for hydrocarbons at the radiator fill neck.

Pressure test: do not do a pressure test if there's leakage at the headgasket this might cause coolant into the cylinders and lock it up or bend a connecting rod if cranked thereafter. The headgasket should be repaired before doing the pressure test.

If the block and pressure test passes check the following:, Pressure test the Rad. Cap, Clogged radiator, air lock in the cooling system, Fan clutch, Radiator electrical fan, collaspe hoses, water pump.

Have tried bleeding it?

Always bleed air from cooling system after replacing coolant. Set heater for maximum heat. Remove radiator cap. Loosen drain plug and remove drain bolt (if equipped) from engine block. Drain coolant reservoir. Fill coolant reservoir to MAX mark with 50/50 water-coolant mixture. Loosen bleed bolt and fill radiator up to base of filler neck. Close bleed bolt when coolant flows out without bubbles. Tighten bleed bolt. With radiator cap removed, start and operate engine to normal operating temperature. Add coolant if necessary and check for leaks.
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