For the sake of closure I wanted to report that I found and fixed the tick. The engine needed a belt. I removed the belt and checked the pulleys and found nothing unusual. I started the engine and observed that the tick was gone. I thought good a pulley is a easy fix. I put the new belt on, started the engine and the tick was still gone. Since I only changed the belt I went to the old belt and found two places on the belt that the ribs were gone. Each spot was about a half an inch wide. I guess as the spot rolled over one of the pulleys it made the noise.
Last edited by red 97; 09-07-2014 at 08:22 AM.