Hey all, new member here with a new to me '04 xcab 4x4 2.7 5 speed - 130k miles.
Just drove it home from California about 800 miles and it did great, averaging about 22 mpg at 85 the whole way.
Now for some troubleshooting -
When idling at rest with the clutch out in neutral it has a noticeable "whirring" sound coming from the tranny/back of engine area. It completely goes away when the clutch is on the floor - but you can hear it until the clutch is nearly to the floor. When the clutch is completely depressed there is no sound. It sounds vaguely "dry bearingish" You can accentuate it with reving the engine a bit.
I did a bit of searching and didn't come up with alot. Doesn't appear to be a clutch pedal adjustment issue (same whirring until clutch is completely depressed).
So I am thinking - throwout bearing, pilot bearing or input shaft/bearing (mostly a 6 spd issue no?)
Any thoughts? I will likely pull the tranny and throw a fresh clutch/throwout bearing in it anyways.
Any thoughts on replacement clutch parts? OEM? Mail order? Parts store?
Thanks for the help