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Air blows and makes rattle noise

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Jaren1512, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Jun 26, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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    Jaren1512

    Jaren1512 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey so I got a 98 sr5 and when I turn any air on fan, heat, ac, I can hear a little fan ticking. (im assuming its whatever is pushing the air through the cab). Does anyone know how I can access this thing to make the annoying rattle go away?
     
  2. Jun 26, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Does it sound like "chirping" or like a rodent is under your glove box?

    If so, it's your blower motor.

    It's common for 1st gens. Some say they have opened it up and cleaned it thus taking care of the problem. I've had no luck.

    Eventually I'll just replace it for $30 or $40.

    It's on the firewall under your glove box. I think it's 3 hex screws.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2012 at 5:44 AM
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    YEP, and if your truck came from a dusty environment like mine did get ready for a dirt bomb to come out.
    to be honest mine had so much dirt caked on the fan blades I said fuck it, and stuck it in the shower and used a brush on it. works great now, I figured if I messed the motor up I would just toss it because it was worthless like it was.
    and it had lots of leaves and twigs... I believe Texas Live Oak.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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    HAHA thanks guys. Ill give that a shot today and let you know how it pans out.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    so i pulled the fan out... looked clean so I went ahead and took one of those computer compressed air things and sprayed the hell out of the fan and the housing and reinstalled it. Ill be damned if the stupid thing still rattles!! Am i looking at replacing the unit or am i missing something?
     
  6. Jun 27, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    I haven't had any luck cleaning it out either.

    Mine sounds like a squeaky bearing or something like that.

    Eventually I'll care enough to replace it. But so far, after 13 years, I haven't gotten there yet.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    see thats the secret, you have to neg. it and let it get real dirty and it will last longer.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    Turn your radio up louder. Fixes mine every time. :D
     
  9. Jun 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    if there was a "like" button on tacoma world, you woulda got it buddy!
     
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