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Old 19 May 2005, 12:14 am   #1 (permalink)
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There was a rocking noise coming from the hood area...., the car was fixed
and diagnosed to have been coming from a bad water pump......

what causes that rocking noise? Any exp?

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Old 19 May 2005, 12:07 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"toyota owner via CarKB.com" <forum@nospam.CarKB.com> wrote in message
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> There was a rocking noise coming from the hood area...., the car was fixed
> and diagnosed to have been coming from a bad water pump......
>
> what causes that rocking noise? Any exp?



It was the bearing in the pump,...the usual process is: coolant leaks past
the pump's seal and over a fairly short time damages the double row
ball-bearing. The bearing then can make a variety of noises as it
deteriorates.

Jason


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Old 19 May 2005, 12:54 pm   #3 (permalink)
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wow... that totally adds up.

the radiator busted on the top a few weeks b4 this noise came about. thank
you.......

now, what would have happened if i just drove with the noise and turn up
the radio?

thanks

so the rocking noise i heard was not from the radiator fan as i had
inquired about

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