well, i'm pretty sure i will be getting a new water pump anyways but my question/ concern is this. i have a k20a2 and the engine is out right now and all tore up. well, the exterior of it that is. but anyways, i was cleaning out the housing where the water pump sits and as i was messing around with it i heard a "deep squeeking sound as i rotated the water pump pulley. i also felt a slight, barely noticeable at all drag in the pulley. i presume the bearing is starting to go bad so i minus well replace the pump while it's out now right? yeah, i'm gonna get a new one. comments?