Trying to find the problem


#1

I have a 1994 lincoln ,i put a new water pump,used radiator,thermostat but the water still isn’t circulating the hose by the thermostat keep getting hard so i took yhe thermostat out and the hose still get hard,with the radiator cap off the water spit back out,anyone with an idea i would love to hear from you.


#2

What kind of Lincoln, what engine, how many miles, any history of overheating (based on all of these coolant related items being replaced), etc.?

Are you absolutely certain the T-stat is the correct one and it’s installed correctly? (Depending on model, engine,)


#3

The radiator hose will get hard from the pressure from a cylinder head, or gasket, leak. Have a shop check it for a bad head gasket or cylinder head.


#4

the lincoln is a conntinetil it has a 3.8 with 130,000 miles i 'm not sure if it has a history of over heating i just bought it .


#5

Test for a failed headgasket. All too common with the 3.8L of that vintage, IIRC.