I had the water pump replaced on a 2002 Dodge Intrepid 2.7; 98,000 miles. The mechanic said the tensioner and timing chain were OK; engine clean no sludge.
After the repair with new pump, thermostat, plugs and oil change. I am getting a tapping/clicking sound from the engine; that was not there before.
I called the mechanic back and he said it was nothing to worry about. The chain just may need to seat with the water pump. He is supposed to be very knowledgeable with this engine; but dosen't sound right to me.
It only seem to start tapping/clicking; after the car has been driven and warms up. I don't want to pay the Dodge dealer $1600 to go back in; if it;s not necessary. Any suggestions? Thanks
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 AT 8:01 PM