Overheating problems

  • 2002 LINCOLN LS
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 144,789 MILES
Okay, my car started overheating didn't know my reservoir was cracked at first end up seeing my water pump leaking. I change the water pump, I change the thermostat but the housing unit was cracked. I put JB weld on it. I changed the reservoir but I didn't change the heater control valve or hydraulic accumulator, but I saw that my reservoir for the hydraulic is pink instead of red like transmission fluid. It doesn't run hot idling but I drove it for like 15-25 minutes probably about 30 minutes to the most and it started running hot. Had pressure on the hoses they were hard I called myself during the flush after I change the water pump but I didn't really know how to flush it out. I put antifreeze in it but when I did the valve cover new plugs and wires some of the coolant came out, but I noticed my oil wasn't milky. I did an oil change.
When I took the cap off it was smoking did not have no leaks but running hot after I changed everything. Car not giving out white smoke. What's the problem? I need help. Maybe it's clogged up need to be flushed more or the heater core clogged up or change my hoses in the new thermostat housing and a thermostat. Can you tell me please what I need to do? Then the red light didn't come on but it didn't touch the red line either it was almost there no knocks running smooth just running hot.
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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 AT 2:38 AM

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Good morning,

From your description, it sounds like the radiator is clogged with debris.

Normal flushing does not get rid of the debris. It needs to be rotted out. The issue with that is price. It is cheaper to replace the radiator than have it rotted out.


I attached the procedure below for you to view.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 AT 3:25 AM

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