- Dec 21, 2008
I recently started hearing a horrible grinding noise coming from somewhere up front on my 85 FJ60. More recently it has gotten more frequent and louder. It occurs when I am accelerating in either first or second, and sometimes third right about 2500 rpms. It goes away when I shift or if I just push the clutch in, but reappears if I rev up to that 2500 mark while clutch is in. This makes me think it is not the drivetrain but an engine accessory, possibly power steering pump Any help in diagnosing? I thought of putting on a shorter belt to bypass power steering pump and see of that is it. Any idea what size belt that whould require? Thanks.