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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2010 Thread Starter
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would my water pump make a ticking sound wen its going out?

got a tick coming from the front of my engine bay and its not the fan any1 think it could be the water pump? i ran it up and down the street a couple times and it felt great but it got a lil warmer than usual on my thermostat gauge.. i always get oil changes and change fluids constantly so im up on maintnance
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usually water pump starts to go out it will begin to slowly leak through the weep hole. Well in most of my cases it did.

I dont think Ive heard a water pump tick before.

Does the ticking speed up as the rpms rise?

Did the tick just start, or been this way since u had car?

Maybe you can take a Long screw driver or something long and metal, Place head on water pump and stick your ear to the other end of screw driver and see how loud it is. Move it around and listen, maybe you can find where its coming from.
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Remove the belt and crank it up, if the ticking is gone then most likly it is an accessory, if it is stil there then it most likly the timing chain.

PS just run it for a few min at most and pat attention to the temperature

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yeah i removed my belt and ran it for like 3 min it was already warm and pretty sure i didnt hear it and it doesnt really start to make the sound till my car starts warming up n hits the middle of the heat gauge on my dash. and wen i hit the gas when im in park it stops but starts as soon as i get off the gas. i dont wana let it run for too long i let it go for like 15 to 20 min and it was ok but jus a lil warmer than usual my car never got up to temperture if it was just sittin there unmoved if i jus ran it. thats y i suspect a water pump or thermostat problem . But then again i should find someone to come take a look. Im confident on replacing anything on my car if i know wat it is. Not to mention i got a copy of all data with all the info on my car. probably guna run it once more today till that sound starts n turn it off n take the belt off and run it again to make sure. Shops are rediculouse on prices and besides i love workin on my car.
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did you check all the pulleys as well?? could be a ball bearing going out as well....

I had a friend who had a ticking noise and IT WAS the water pump it works ok but when he gives it load like going of a toll or something it gets a lil bit hot so...

water pump may not be pumping a smuch water at it used to be
(speacially @ tropical areas)
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