My first thought would be water pump, could be that easy.......yeah right!
lilwilly, I gotta ask is the truck actuallt running? If so I would go with waterpump, possibly the bearing inside of it....How many miles on the truck? Good luck, CSM-HI posted this elsewhere, but I wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem. It started soon after I bought the truck (06 DC Tundra), and has gotten worse, the dealer does not know how to fix it. The noise is always there, it never goes away. Any ideas?
I would ask for a free rental and dump it in his lap and then he might be concerned a bit more. Dealerships should take care of you not blow you off!! That was a terrible noise and good luck!! do you keep block heater hooked up or do you not have to fool with that type of thing where you are?
OK. The sound is NOT related to the water pump or anything associated with the timing belt. Excellent.Picasso,
Thanks for the advice. I removed the belt an ran it last night, the noise went away...
Wow. That sounds very dangerous, but it provided a lot of good info. I take it that you had to remove the fan in order to play with the tensioner with the engine running. If so, you have also removed the fan as being the likely source of the sound.I also put a wrench on the tensioner pulley and ran the engine while putting more tension on the belt, thinking it might be slipping. The noise got worse with more belt tension. Then we releived tension as it was running and it starting to get better, but did not go away. We had to stop as we were afraid the belt was going to come off.