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AC not blowing Air! Any Suggestions on what the problem is?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bytor78, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Jun 10, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    bytor78

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    My 2006 Tacoma is not blowing Air from any of the vents. I have checked the harness connections to the air controls and hear the compressor engaged when I turn on the AC. I am thinking the relay to the blower motor is out or the blower motor itself is a gone. Can anyone offer some advice if any?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 10, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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    It's the blower motor. Tacomas are bad about that
     
  3. Jun 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    Unplug the blower motor and check for power at the plug, if there is no power go back to the resistor. If both have power it's the motor.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    Mine did that and luckily it was just the fuse. The fuse looked fine, but I said "what the heck" and changed it. That did the trick. You have extra fuses on the back side of the fuse box top. It's worth a shot.
     
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    Thanks! I will try checking the fuse box and then move on to checking Power to the plug and resistor. I will let you know what I find!
     
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    Thanks! I will try checking the fuse box and then move on to checking Power to the plug and resistor. I will let you know what I find!
     
  7. Jun 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    Resistor pack is my bet.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    resistor? what does it look like?
     
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    Look at the 2nd sticky
     
  10. Jun 12, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    I have not had a chance to correct the problem, but I gave the motor a whack and voila! What do you know! It started to blow cold air. The fan started slow in the Hi position then gradually increased speed. This leads me to believe the either the connector or resistor is going out? Do you all agree? Or am I missing something?
     
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    most likely the motor
     
  12. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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    Mine does this from time to time and I can take my hand and bump the blower motor and it will start blowing. I guess the brushes are going bad in my motor. Turn it on and give it a good bump and see if it will start.
     
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    I guess mine is going to fail on me sometime soon uh? I LOVE WHAT YOU DO FOR ME TOYOTA!
     
  14. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    Well, I gave the blower motor a love tap with the palm of my hand and what do you know! It fired back up and has been working ever since about a month ago. I am going to buy a new motor though and keep it ready for install just in case love tapping doesn't work anymore!
     
  15. Sep 18, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    had this problem today, turned on AC and nothing was blowing. turned the knob full blast and still nothing. so i was like whatever, put windows down drove to walmart and when i got back in it was working. so i suppose the fuse/ and or relay was going bad. hopefully nothing worse.
     
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    Sounds like the blower motor coil could have a dead spot. If this is the case and the motor coil just happens to stop in the right position where this dead spot is, it would occasionally have trouble starting back up and a love tap could move the coil just enough to get it started.
     
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    I had the same problem blower stopped working, gave it a love tap and working again. i also have this problem the second highest setting for the blower is really soft. any suggestions
     
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    Could be the motor as it has a really, really bad history, something like 4 revisions.

    You might also be jarring the connector a little by giving it the tap. Follow the wiring backwards from the motor about 6 inches to its connector. This is where it connects to a large resistor (green on older models).

    Unplug the connector and look at the area where it connects, you should see the 4 terminals. If it looks like it has been hot or burned, there is the trouble. The resistor can also be removedby undoing the two small bolts. The connector's terminals are undersized for the current and make poor contact to boot so it overheats. There is a TSB for this that includes a new resistor and upgraded pigtail. Alternatively this same upgrade kit can be found on ebay or Amazon under the Delco label.
     

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