2005 Tacoma TRD off-road V6 6 Speed.
Went through a large puddle the other month after leaving a local bar when the beach flooded. As i drove through the puddle water was just able to splash up into the grill and a little on the hood (the water was not up to the hood, but did "splash" up to it, just to clarify the image). I would say water was roughly 30 inches deep. Nothing wrong that night. The next morning I go to start up truck and now there is a ringing sound, or whiring, coming from what sounds like an accessory item.
It was suggested to me that maybe an accessory bearing got drenched and was now not lubricated...
Anyone else have this issue? If so which accessory item is it? if not any ideas as to what it might be. Quite positive its external though. Thank you for your thoughts.