Question about 1996 Lincoln Town Car
My 96 lincoln town car has started making this very loud humming type noise. when this noise starts you can rev the engine and it seems to make the noise go away, if you don't rev the engine the car will die but is easily restarted. it seemed to have started after we replaced the altenator so we took it back to the mechanic and he said the new altenator was too hot when he touched it so he replaced it but it started to make the noise again and it is happening more often. could it be the fuel pump? or could it be dirty fuel filters making the pump go dry?
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.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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