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Remove the serpentine belt (make note of the routing, maybe even take a picture) then spin the water pump to see if any grinding noise comes from there. The idler pulleys and alternator are far more common for making that noise. All bearings should be turning smoothly when you turn them by hand. Any irregular resistance or even the slightest noise while you're turning it by hand will be converted to loud noise while the engine is running.

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Q: Your 1992 Ford Ranger truck 4.0 motor that makes a noise that sounds like metal grinding against metal The noise sounds like it is coming from your water pump If is so do I need to replace it or flush?
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