I have a 1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6 liter v8 engine. I have replaced the water pump due to it leaking and car running hot. It still ran hot, so i replaced the radiator, thermostat, and the cap that goes to the coolant. My car is still running hot and I am not getting any pressure in the area that I put the coolant in. Usually I can't take the cap off due to it being so hot and it might go into my face but instead its not. Please help if ya can thanks.

Temp reads hot on the digital screen and the coolant tank is full.

  • How do you know it is running hot? More details please. Is there coolant in the coolant tank?
    – Moab
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 20:40
  • my car says its running hot , i have a digital screen , yes there is coolant in the tank
    – charlie
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 22:22
  • Does it run hot all time? Idle, Heavy traffic and cruise at 60mph?
    – Moab
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 22:25
  • I'm wondering if the thermostat got put in upside down and now is keeping coolant from flowing correctly. Not sure if this is possible on the 4.6l engine, but it sure seems like a possibility. Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 22:36
  • @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Most tstat covers do not allow for this, they are aggie proof
    – Moab
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 22:37

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Did you test the new thermostat in a clear glass with hot water from a kettle? did you actually see it open when you poured hot water into the glass? you could have tested the old one first, how do you know you have the right thermostat for the engine? Are the cooling fans/fan working when the engine gets to hot?

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