I know it's not the water pump. No leaking from it, when I take the serpentine belt off it still makes a lot of noise (same clicking type noise for the first few minutes until the engine warms up), and finally the water pump is fairly new.
Lately the noise seems to last a little longer each time I start it in the morning (not sure if this is because it is getting colder or if the problem is getting worse).
Any other ideas would be appreciated.
Also, the engine never gets really hot (hasn't since I had the water pump changed in 2004). It will get up to the low 200's when idling, but then the fans kick in and it cools down pretty quick. Never overheated recently.
I'm still confused. Thanks for your ideas.
Sunday, January 8th, 2006 AT 12:11 PM