So, I had posted a series of questions on a forum that is now defunct. The forum was something like offroad toyotas, I think mudrunner tried running it for a while.
Anyway, there was a similar thread describing a whirring noise coming from somewheres around the tranny bell housing, and I went to read it for some help.
At the time, I could only hear the whirring bell like sound when travling in 1st or 2nd gear around 1500 - 2000 rpms.
But, I can now hear it at idle, in neutral...just barely.
If I press the clutch down, I can hear it unless the clutch is completely engaged (all the way down to the floor). 1 inch above the floor and I can hear it.
My question, is: does this sound like the pilot bearing?
Originally Posted by 2ndGenToyotaFan
It's the input shaft bearing. The throwout and pilot bearings only turn when the pedal is pushed down, and the input shaft stops turning when the pedal is down...
I'm pretty sure the front bearing can be changed from the outside of the tranny (You still have to pull the tranny, but don't have to tear it apart) and is usually the problem...