1987 Toyota 4x4, 22R
Brand new here and looking for some help/advice. I have a 1987 Toyota 4x4, 22R and it's actually my second Toyota I've owned. My first one was a '89 2x4 P/U, 22RE, stripped bare and it got me hooked on Toyotas. It was WONDERFUL and I'll continue to kick myself for ever letting it go. This new one is a plague, a cancer, a nightmare and I'll be glad when it's gone, which will be soon. In the meantime it's my commute vehicle and I need it working and working safely. Let me preface this thread with my automotive knowledge. I know 2 things about motorized vehicles:
1. Where the key goes.
2. Where the gas goes.
And that's ALL. With that said..pulling into a parking spot at work yesterday my radiator fan began to make a noise like something was caught in it. I parked, shut the engine off, opened the hood and checked the fan, nothing in it, not loose, nothing leaking underneath I could see. Got out of work later that day, started it up and didn't even notice the noise was there again at first because it was so slight. I got about 200 meters down the road and then began to hear it louder, until it just stopped. When I came to a turn in the road and went to turn the wheel...no power steering anymore. ???????????
I have no clue what to do, where to look, etc etc etc....I'm stuck. The truck is driveable, but for the 2 yrs I've owned it, until about 5:45am yesterday, I had power steering. Any help would be greatly appreciated.