pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
136,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace hydraulic fan & pump (1 reports)
  3. replace overflow bottle and other plastic parts (1 reports)
2002 Lincoln LS cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 062016

LS LSE 3.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles


My car started to overhear but only when stuck in traffic. The city I live in has a cronic traffic problem and there is no way around it. Upon my inspection of the car when I was testing it on the weekends, I discovered a leak on the bottom of the coolant overflow bottle. This part sells for about $60 but when you drain the cooling system, you will find other major components of the cooling system are also plastic and the become brittle at about 110,000 miles.

I ended up spending about $300 for the major cooling components as they are dealer-only parts. The biggest hassle is having to order the parts and wait about a week for them to arrive along with the high cost of PLASTIC PARTS! Once you have all the major parts, the job can be done in two afternoons.

I did discover after the fact that you can find metal/aluminum parts for SOME of the components from aftermarket vendors.

- Alex G., San Antonio, TX, US

problem #2

Mar 202014

LS LS 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

Can not drive it anymore. Runs hot every time you crank it.

- Terry F., Toney, AL, US

problem #1

May 202011

LS Sport V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Lincoln really messed up with this design. Every American car on this planet that is worth the rubber is sits on uses a belt driven cooling fan. Why on earth did they use hydraulics is beyond me. Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't near impossible to replace. What a piece of crap.

- Robert K., Overland Park, KS, US

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