No, the water pump won't produce a ticking noise. If the pump goes bad it will either whine or grind.
If the ticking is steady and sounds metallic, then it's probably your lifters/valves.
Did your car run low on oil? That's usually the cause of your lifters/valves becoming excessively worn and ticking.
Also, who replaced your timing chain? If this was a shop, then you need to demand your money back or that they fix your engine correctly.
Because a competent shop wouldn't do work that wasn't necessary. But if it was the dealer and they did it under warranty, then that's fine.
And you'll definitely have to find out why your engine is overheating. Because if you continue to drive like that, you will blow a head gasket.
Thursday, January 28th, 2010 AT 5:39 AM