He has a 98, with a coil pack. The black thing on top of that is the cam sensor. Doesn't matter here though.Originally posted by Sablewagon@Jan 6 2004, 03:24 AM
A 1995 Taurus 3.8 does not have a "coil pack"; it has a distributor and cap, like God intended. However, I don't ever recall hearing one scream before...
It sounds a lot like you have a squealing alternator or a dried-out serpentine belt. Try squirting something wet on the inside of the belt to see if the noise changes. If it does, you've found the problem. Now, go change the belt.
Other sources are a belt tensioner bearing, possibly a water pump going south, or any one of the belt-driven engine accessories.
Originally posted by uniqhan@Jan 5 2004, 08:15 PM
Distributor screaming when car is warming up!!!!
Frequency and intensity of the sound increases with the engine rph.
Any suggestions?? Thanks.