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Old 11-19-2012, 05:46 PM
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Red face Clicking after water pump replacement

I just did a DIY water pump replacement on my 2003 X5 4.4i. While in there replaced the a/c belt, and the thermostat. Cleared the codes so that the therm gauge wouldn't read in the red automatically anymore, but now there is a clicking in the engine compartment that gets faster with acceleration. Any ideas what this might be? A tension pulley? Fan Clutch? I am at a loss. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:52 PM
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Fan hitting something?
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:36 AM
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I was thinking the same think, Possibly rechecking the fit placement of the fan cowling?
If not sitting properly, it could be hitting the bottom? Top?


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Old 11-21-2012, 04:10 PM
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Checked the fan it is not hitting anything. Was thinking maybe a bad bearing in the tension pulley?
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:48 PM
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Checked the fan it is not hitting anything. Was thinking maybe a bad bearing in the tension pulley?
Possible.

Tensioners and idlers are good for about 80k miles. How many miles on it?
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:07 PM
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Will check the tensioner... it has 115K on it. So it's entirely possible.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:17 PM
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After using an automotive stethoscope we determined that it is an exhaust leak. Yippy now for how to fix it. Might be time to just take it to the shop. The leak is coming from the passenger side of the engine compartment.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:30 PM
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Anyone know where I can find drawings for the Exhaust manifold?? Clicking turned out to be an exhaust manifold leak...
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