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3rd Gen Tacoma A/C Noise

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by dpippel, May 23, 2018.

  1. Aug 22, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    djgynee

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    Not because ac is hissing , because the compressor and condenser needed to be replaced on a truck that had 500miles on it when he bought it. I don’t want a brand new vehicle being dismantled for any repairs on a BRAND NEW anything. So I’m saying either return it or say I’ll keep it but make me it right if I keep it buy offering something that’s pennies on the dollar to them
     
  2. Aug 22, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    There was a TSB for 2016's that had the Dealer add plugs to the lower A Arms, starting in 2017 they already come plugged from the factory so your truck won't need it.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    dpippel

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    20K, but the problem has been there since Day 1.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    I definitely hear some high pitch metallic whistling type of noise more commonly while A/C is running but it almost sounds like it’s coming from behind me and not in front (caused by running the A/C). I’m not sure but it sounds exactly like what the video that was posted earlier in the thread sounds like.
     
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  5. Aug 22, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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    stun gun

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    Now you’re justifying the entitlement.
     
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  6. Aug 22, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    yes he's entitled to whatever his little heart desires cause the AC is making a quote "sighing" noise unquote. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Aug 22, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    Mine does it too. It's not a sigh. It's a high pitch whistle. OR maybe similar to the sound a finger on a wine glass makes. Its only when the compressor I think runs and while under acceleration.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    you should make Toyota give you some Super Bowl tickets for your inconvenience you deserve better than having to live with that noise shame on them
     
  9. Aug 25, 2019 at 3:55 AM
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    SixthToyota

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    Just signed up for this forum when I saw this thread. Traded in my 2015 TRD Sport for a 2019 and I am getting the annoying "Darth Vader' noise as it is described hear. 2015 had no noise. Will be heading to the dealer to discuss this. I am a long time Toyota owner and have never had any issues, so if someone has some constructive advice to tell the service dept, I would appreciate the help. (Such as a Service Bulletin reference, etc.)
     
  10. Aug 25, 2019 at 6:50 AM
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    Mine makes this noise too..what happened with yours? Any resolution?
     
  11. Aug 25, 2019 at 3:03 PM
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    My new one sounds like someone straining to breathe with a scuba mask on..but its ice cold
     
  12. Sep 2, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    A DIFFERENT A/C NOISE?
    I figured I just hop in this thread so ...
    Sometimes I’ll here a noise when the a/c is on .. not all the time just a couple of time when I’m standing out side the truck with the a/c running the best way I can describe it sounds like a swamp cooler pump when the water level has gotten to low. Its not a slurping sound but more like the droning sound you’d here from inside the house when you no it needs water. A/c is cold , temp doesn’t fluctuate, it doesn’t “pulsate” to the sound in any way and I’ve only noticed it a few time. Other times I’ve been wiping my truck down real quick with a/c and everything sounds normal. When the charging system is low does it make a sound or just warm air. Cause that sound does sound like something is low but it’s not consistent enough and I know if I take it in it will be fine. I have the 100k extended warranty so I at least want it documented when I take it in for an oil change in case later it turns into something I’m covered. It’s a needle in a haystack but this forum is the home of serious Tacoma drivers so I always post here before I go in. Saves time and money. Thanks for any input bros
     
  13. Sep 2, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    My 2019 makes the sound from the clip posted earlier. Usually under acceleration with the ac on. Other than that it gets down right frigid in the cab. No other sounds than the “harmonic” noise.
     
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  14. Sep 2, 2019 at 6:38 PM
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    Ya I posted a separate thread hoping to get feedback since this one thread is getting too deep in pages. Little things like this bug me when you’re not consistent but I appreciate the feedback bro thank you
     
  15. Sep 3, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    Toyota is aware of this problem, they don't have a fix for it yet. You need to open a claim with Toyota motor corp and get it documented.
     
  16. Sep 3, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    Same here with my 2018 TRD OR. I ONLY here it with A/C on max actually. Try it with it not in max but still with A/C on and let me know if it still happens.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    I have opened a claim with Toyota regarding Darth Vader sound and the whistling sound. Will hear back soon.
     
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  18. Sep 3, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    I usually only run my AC in regular mode.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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  20. Sep 8, 2019 at 8:15 PM
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    Yes my brand new 2019 is doing this but only with AC on and the blower motor on the first two settings .... With the A/C off it stops immediately or if I go up to the high settings .....
    This is absolutely a joke if this is considered normal and the last thing I want is a dealer monkey tearing half of the dash out ..... So what is it exactly that is taking place here
    The blend doors opening or the mode selector motor moving or the blower fluctuating ..... Unacceptable for a brand new truck
     

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