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96 lincoln town car- loud humming noise

It doesn't happen on a regular basis but seems to happen more when low on gas. our mechanic replaced or altenator and then it started so he said we must have gotten a bad one so he replaced it again and we didn't have any problems for a while then the noise came back but we don't have any obvious electrical issues. everything works, lights radio, etc. and the cars starts and runs fine except for this god awful loud noise occasionally.

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Hmm. if its more when your low on gas, it could be a fuel pump. check pressures with oul and gas ad get back to me with the readings

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