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My car is making a clicking sound, thought it was the water pump but that isnt it. Also checked the air conditioner compressor. What else could it be?

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Please check the external belt or exhaust fan

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7. Loosen heater hose coolant return tube mounting bolt and nut.
8. Remove the tube. Lose the O-Ring.
9. Remove water pump mounting bolts
10. Loosen the clamp on the bypass hose.
11. Remove the hose as you pull the pump away from the engine.

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