Lincoln Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
That engine is very reliable and I dont understand why a mechanic wouldn't do the proper tests to confirm the source of the overheating. The first step would be to see if the coolant is flowing through the radiator and if the fan is working. This can all be done with a temperature gun in a few minutes. It can be either a stuck thermostat to a broken water pump or a bad radiator fan. I would find someone who is willing to fix it right.
Wow, you just met someone whom is not a professional or was really having a strange day. You engine is not shot or you would have plumes of white smoke and a flashing check engine light which I assume you didnt have.
Then there a real high chance the engine is good and just needs a close inspection of the cooling system to determine a course of action.
Thats superficial. unless they are leaking liquid water they are not the problem.
The issue issue is mechanical in nature fan pump or thermostat. I would start at the thermostat. If it was leaking you would see steam.
I would address the check engine light after the cooling system is fixed. Thats the right order of fixing it right as the light is most likely caused by the overheating.
You are very welcome! You can drive short trips if the coolant temp is low.
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