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My pulley belt on my Lincoln town car engine is making noise and this your new belt

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Recheck the tension

when you had the belt off, you should turn all the pulleys by hand to listen for any rough-ness

if your belt is on an automatic tensioner as well, check if it's not worn out

Posted on Apr 01, 2015

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If it gets worse when turning the wheel at a stop, then it's the power steering pump. Could be the power steering fluid also. Check your belts for wear or damage. The idle pulley will make a constant noise, sometimes whining sometime screeching. To check idler pulley it is best to remove belts.

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SOURCE: 96 lincoln town car- loud humming noise

I had experienced the same problem with my 93 TC. I'll try to make it short. Replace the Idle Control Valve. Cost me $50 at AutoZone. It has a electronic plunger that has a rubber o ring on the end of it. It separates two air chambers inside the valve. When the rubber gets old and the plunger is suppose to cut off the air coming in from one chamber to the other, the air gets sucked between the chambers across the old rubber causing the humming noise. That is also why the engines revs up and down and wont idle right. It is located between the firewall and the back of the motor just to the left (drivers side) of the throttle control assembly. When you look up on the internet on how to replace it, it will tell you to remove all the housing surrounding the wiper blade control arms and assembly so that you can access it. If you take your time, just remove some of the hoses and wires connected around it and you can access it without removing all that ****. Only has two screws to it that point up and can be reached with a ratchet and extension. Car runs great now and finally got rid of that noise.

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SOURCE: 2000 Lincoln Town Car (Engine Service) found a EVAP System?

Check your gas cap. If someplace can test it you might luck out. This website advertises manuals and info online. The evaporator cannister is suppose to purify excess fuel vapors. But a system which is not sealed will code an error lamp.

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SOURCE: need routing diagram for 2000 lincoln town car serpentine belt

There's a diagram at this link.

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SOURCE: noisy water pump pulley,alternator pulley..timing belt tensioner

I have a 1995 xj6....same problem. I replaced the belts, water pump, and the alternator. Still does it. As I play with the tension on the belt (belt that drives water pump, alternator) it goes away and comes back. If I remove the belt, the metal to metal screech stops. I then, with just the belt, turned the main pulley on the front of the engine, and there was the sound! The main pulley has 2 belts that run on it. Also, 2 pulley tracks. They SHOULD move simultaneously and be super meshed. But the rear one moves on its own under tension until it warms up and I guess, the bushing maybe expands. Now.....how do I fix it??????

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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WARNING
Do not allow the drive belt tensioner to
snap back as damage to the drive belt tensioner or personal injury could result.


  1. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise with a breaker bar installed in
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    inch square hole in the drive belt tensioner.
  2. Lift the drive belt over the idler pulley flange and remove the drive belt.
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  3. Following the schematic on the decal under the hood, position the belt over
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  1. Install a breaker bar in the 1?2 in. square hole in the automatic tensioner arm.
  2. Rotate the tensioner away from the belt with the breaker bar.
  3. Lift the old belt over the alternator pulley flange and remove it.
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  4. Position the new belt over all the pulleys, except the alternator pulley,
    rotate the tensioner as described above and install the belt on the alternator
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  5. Rotate the tensioner toward the belt and remove the breaker bar.





    Fig. 1: Make sure the belt makes proper contact with the pulley
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    Fig. 2: Accessory drive belt routing - 4.6L engine
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