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Physically look in the radiator under the cap(if one exsist's) when cool, for coolant level, and check the valve in the cap for sticking. If air is present in the radiator it can't get out, and more coolant can't get in,(from the overflow). Either clean the cap or replace it and check that it is the CORRECT cap.

If radiator is low on coolant fill it to overflowing, replace cap, and check that coolant overflow is filled to the COLD line or mark. The overflow is normally where you would add coolant. (never overfill the overflow)After refilling as outlined above, check the level every morning for 2 or 3 days until coolant level stops dropping below the cold mark and add coolant to the overflow ONLY. Do not open the radiator cap. Also, if you have even a tiny coolant leak anywhere in the system, air will get drawn in, instead of coolant from the overflow.

For more OVERHEATING PROBLEMS try these...
Radiator fins dirty, clean with a strong stream of water, not high pressure water.
Radiator clogged, try backflushing it, or replace.
Thermostat stuck open or shut, replace it.
Water pump worn out, can no longer move enough coolant, replace it.
Fan shroud broken or missing....
Electric Fan(s) not working, Check the fan, relay, fuse and engine temperature sensor's.
Belt driven fan, belt slipping, fan clutch is bad, fan blades have flattened out.

Air dam under front bumper is gone, loose, or broken. It actually has a purpose other than scraping on the driveway or curbs. It forces air up into and thru the condenser and radiator. If it's loose, airflow can actually push it out of place making it useless or blocking the airflow. Along with that, there may also be a plastic piece attached to the bottom of, and wraps up behind the bumper. If it

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Feb 26, 2015


on the upper radiator hose there is a bleed screw. do not turn it a full turn only a quarter to a half turn. anything more you will break the plug.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Feb 26, 2015


there is a bleed air plug in the upper radiator hose. be very careful because you can break the plug by trying to turn it full turns. it only needs to be turned about a quarter of a turn to half. you should also look into changing the pcv elbow. it gets a hole worn in it and causes the car to idle rough and even cut off in the drive thru line or traffic light. it is located towards the back of the engine and you may have to take off the intake cover and cam. i hope this helps.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Feb 26, 2015


child safety button is pressed. on driver side, look for a button that passenger side does not have.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Feb 19, 2015


Check the cabling behind the fuse. With the fuse still out, use an ohm meter (on the multimeter) and see there must be a shortage. Follow the cable with hands and eyes. And also measure the resistance when you have remover the accessories now connected. Don't put in any new fuse till you found the shortage.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Feb 18, 2015


? is that a check engine light or a wrench light sound like the bearing is gone in the alternator ,and that will kill your battery when engine is off change alternator should fit the battery problem ,go to autozone and have that check engine light code
it is a free check

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Feb 17, 2015


Couple of things come to mind. You have climate control, so it could be that the temperature sensor is bad or the plenum door actuator is bad. I would lean more to the sensor, as the door usually is open or closed when it goes bad. This would leave you with cold or hot all the time. Also the climate control console could be bad. You can have this checked with a hand held computer.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Feb 17, 2015


The computer enriches the fuel mixture and then leans it out to see fluctuation and changes at the oxygen sensor readings, these changes forth and back can often be noticed, also AC pumps cycle from time to time for short bursts just to keep them freed up i think. when the AC clutch kicks in the idle will also fluctuate, again it is normal to some degree. As for air pockets fill the cooling system there should be no air pockets at all nothing but coolant. Air does a poor job of drawing heat from the engine from the inside of a cooling system however it works well outside the cooling system.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Feb 15, 2015


Very common problem is about a dime size hole wearing in the rubber elbow on the PCV valve located on the driver side rear of the intake manifold.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Feb 15, 2015


You need a manual. This isn't a fun job to do, even on a lift. Also you need to be careful of the steering column. If it turns on you while the rack is out, you could break the clock spring in the steering wheel. When it breaks the air bag light comes on and a few hundred dollars later. you can get the light to go off.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Feb 15, 2015


It's the dual climate control valve also known as DCCV. Very common problem with th LS. You are looking at $500 labor included to replace it. It is a real pain to DIY.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Feb 02, 2015


You could try to reset the code with an OBD2 scanner that has the included ABS.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Jan 30, 2015


Not familiar with security systems, but could be a blown fusible link, or bad Ignition switch. Test for current to switch and if none (usually bid red wire) check for blown fusible links near starter big wire or battery +.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Jan 15, 2015


Well I am a certified mechanic and I would pull the air cleaner housing open the throttle shoot some carb cleaner in it and if it starts even if only for few seconds your fuel pump is bad. If it doesn't than you need to scan the car with a scanner for no start codes. You can rent a scanner at most automotive part stores for a deposit and when you return it undamaged you get your money back. Usually costs nothing. But if you don't have any pressure on the fuel rail that is most likely your problem. You can clear all the dashboard codes and lights with a scanner if they don't straiten it out on its own. Disconnect battery for a few minutes sometimes that will clear old codes. Only clear codes if you have found out that the fuel pump was bad otherwise you'll need them codes for figuring out the no start problem. Bryan ASE master certified mechanic.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Jan 06, 2015


If your talking about a water/coolant pump on the engine. Replace the pump. It's not supposed to fall apart . Same with the fan for the radiator.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Dec 23, 2014


There is a diagram sticker under the hood somewhere that shows the proper routing.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Dec 05, 2014


Go to website lincolnvscadilac.com and try a search there. Do the lights dim when you attempt to start? Does it crank over with no start? Fuel pumps are a problem and check the fuse (40) amp for fuel pump in the trunk. Can you hear the fuel pump run when you turn key to on (not start)? I switched 7 fuses for the fuel pump before finally changing the thing.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Nov 29, 2014


When you get to the item in the information menu press and hold the button on the end of your turn signal stick

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Nov 28, 2014

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