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A/C Damper problem - help needed

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JAJI4, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Oct 9, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    JAJI4

    JAJI4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've got a 2001 double cab prerunner. For the past month, I've noticed the following issue with my AC:
    1. The AC damper (back behind the dash) seems to constantly move. I can hear it constantly self adjusting.
    2. The damper continuously self adjusts whether the AC/heater is turned off or on.
    3. The sound seems to be coming from the passenger foot-well area.
    4. The AC temp seems to go from cold to cool, to luke warm, to cold and back again (unrelated issue with the refrigerant perhaps? I don't know....).

    Any thoughts on this - especially points 1-3? It sounds like an electrical/solenoid issue. I haven't had any "check engine" codes appear. If there is something that needs maintenance, I don't know what it would be or where to start. Any advise is appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    kpmurphy

    kpmurphy New Member

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    Did you figure out what the problem was i have the same issue
    thanks
    Kevin
     
  3. Jan 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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    tan4x4

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    Sounds like a spring has broken or a link has disconnected.
    You'll have to get in there and see what broke.

    If this is true, then one of your controls should not be working .
     
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