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1997 Lincoln Continental: waterpump..thermostat..overheats..blows

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after changing waterpump and thermostat on 1997 Lincoln Continental 4.6 overheats and blows water out the overflow tank.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Dino replied 6 years ago.
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Dino :

Hello welcome to the site I will be able to assist you on this.

Dino :

this sounds like the water pump was this a factory pump or a rebuilt part?

Dino :

this all started after the work done.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
This was a factory water pump. I was told that I had blown head gasket and the enginee would need to be removed! There are no external leaks, no water in oil pan, only moisture from exhaust, heater does not work, no A/C, engine very smooth. Engine overheats after 3 to 6 miles, blowing water out the reservor. There is clicking under dash.
Expert:  Dino replied 6 years ago.

ok im also thinking this is a blown head gasket also.

Did this just start after you replaced the water pump or has been a issue ?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Engine was overheating, found frozen water pump shaft, replaced, overheated 5 miles, replaced thermostat, 5 more miles, replaced thermost again, 5 more miles, overheat! If overheating due to blown gasket, then where is the water going, to cause overheating to occur? I'm thinking clogged radiator or hose?