Re: engine howling bad
Any chance you can do a video recording of it and post it here??? Is it the same 2002 with the 3.8L that you had the gas cap issue with??? Try removing the belt to start and see if the noise goes away. If it does, spin each pulley to see which one feels rough.
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1964 Thunderbird Hardtop- Chantily Beige- 390 FE 4V V8-Uncle's Car
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