1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

For those with a new blower motor....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rossi396, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Dec 31, 2010 at 7:39 AM
    #1
    Rossi396

    Rossi396 [OP] Rossi396

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Member:
    #34126
    Messages:
    117
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Super White TRD Off Road Short Bed
    TRD Filter, Running Boards, Vent Visors, Extang-Trifecta, Bed Mat & Extender, Pop N' Lock, WeatherTech's, Fog Lights Anytime and of course...I cut the antenna!
    Guys:

    The replacement for my "squeaking" blower motor is a loud, obnoxious, whining one. Have any of you noticed that the replacement is noticeably louder than the original? It's not squeaking any more, but I can hear it on the first and second settings. The only time I CAN'T hear it is when the air coming out of the vents is louder than the motor (third setting).

    If I turn the truck off with the ignition still on, I can switch back and forth between the first and second settings and it sounds terrible...Sound kind of like a turbine engine spooling up.

    Debating on whether or not to go back to the dealer....

    Thanks,

    Rossi
     
  2. Dec 31, 2010 at 7:53 AM
    #2
    brow

    brow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Member:
    #34580
    Messages:
    376
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    '10 silver access 4x4, that'll never be done
    switched rear-view camera, custom access cab bench, tonneau cover, custom bike rack in bed, extra d-rings, de-badged, mag lite mount, weathertechs, bed lights with 3-way switches, rear spring TSB, ultra gauge, after market hitch, cab/hitch mounted canoe rack
    since I got mine switched out, I havn't heard a thing from the new motor. But then again I do tend to have the stereo up pretty loud.

    It may be a case of you just paying really close attention to it now that you allready had a problem there
     
  3. Dec 31, 2010 at 7:55 AM
    #3
    Rossi396

    Rossi396 [OP] Rossi396

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Member:
    #34126
    Messages:
    117
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Super White TRD Off Road Short Bed
    TRD Filter, Running Boards, Vent Visors, Extang-Trifecta, Bed Mat & Extender, Pop N' Lock, WeatherTech's, Fog Lights Anytime and of course...I cut the antenna!
    Will you try it with the ignition off? Mine is definitely louder than the original (when it wasn't squeaking)!

    Thanks...

    Rossi

     
  4. Dec 31, 2010 at 8:01 AM
    #4
    bendawg62

    bendawg62 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Member:
    #33215
    Messages:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    Alberta
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma TRD / 2013 Tacoma TRD
    My blower motor started squeaking at 8000km, so I had it replaced under warranty. The second motor was just as quiet as the first , as far as fan noise, but I noticed a couple of small squeaks the other day while driving. The truck has 16000km now and will probably require another fan motor replacement soon. Perhaps, as preventative maintenance, they should change it every other oil change ;)
     
  5. Dec 31, 2010 at 8:04 AM
    #5
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    The replacement fan is as bad as the original. Toyota has not fixed the issue yet. Keep in mind the blower motor is not manufactured by Toyota and is an outsourced part.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2010 at 9:11 AM
    #6
    Rossi396

    Rossi396 [OP] Rossi396

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Member:
    #34126
    Messages:
    117
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Super White TRD Off Road Short Bed
    TRD Filter, Running Boards, Vent Visors, Extang-Trifecta, Bed Mat & Extender, Pop N' Lock, WeatherTech's, Fog Lights Anytime and of course...I cut the antenna!
    Has anyone ever figured out which (if any) aftermarket blower motors are better? I'd be willing to buy a replacement.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2010 at 9:21 AM
    #7
    ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Member:
    #4544
    Messages:
    5,332
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Evan
    PNW
    Vehicle:
    13' Pyrite Mica TRD Offroad DCSB 4x4
    Color Match Grille, Bed mat, Icon's with JBA UCA's, Dakars and 295 BFG KO2, Bora 1" spacers, Snugtop Canopy, and my "Marshall Fabrication" Rock Sliders.
    I got the one from RockAuto.com and havent had any noise from it. been on for only a couple k miles.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2010 at 10:13 AM
    #8
    Chronism

    Chronism Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Member:
    #45755
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    Richmond, Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma TRD OR/DC
    I just ordered an aftermarket one made by TYD I think it was. Not even going to bother with the warranty route.
     
  9. Dec 31, 2010 at 10:55 AM
    #9
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    Mine is from Amazon and it's made by TYC. I got it for $40. I put it on 2 weeks ago; it's too early to tell. There's one online as Autozone for $100 that comes with a lifetime warranty; that will be my next strp should this one crap out too.
     
  10. Mar 30, 2011 at 6:46 PM
    #10
    USNavyTaco

    USNavyTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Member:
    #52481
    Messages:
    147
    Gender:
    Male
    Goose Creek SC
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma prerunner sr5 with mods
    2 inch coil spacers up front, tsb rear, Kobalt toolbox, westin bull bar, driver seat height mod, jvc head unit, rag joint zip tie truss mod, 17inch alloy 4runner sr5 rims wrapped in 265 yoko geolanders, off road lights, uhaul hitch, tacoma seat covers, avs vent visors, debadged prerunner, mud flaps gone, scanguage II, glovebox shock absorber mod,flowmaster 40 exhaust,
    I ordered a TYC fan off amazon.com a few nights ago. Should be here by next wednesday.

    Ive had my replacement blower and insulation kit on backorder for about a month and a half. So im just going to do it myself in the meantime to get me back to sanity.

    Of course, when my replacement arrives at my house, that will be the day the dealer calls me and tells me my Toyota fan and foam insulation is in.

    Ill swap it back out for my chirping one, and keep my tyc one. If the new one chirps or annoys me, ill put BACK in the TYC one. If it doesnt, ill keep the tyc one at home just in case.

    Im just focused on the dealer doing my leaf spring TSB this weekend, they will evaluate and let me know, cause i have bed sag, and am feeling some axle wrap, grumble............
     
  11. Mar 30, 2011 at 7:27 PM
    #11
    TacomaGirl09

    TacomaGirl09 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Member:
    #51347
    Messages:
    210
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Amanda
    Jersey
    Vehicle:
    Traded the Tacoma for a 2011 Kia Forte KoupSX
    I just got mine replaced by the dealership today. It's too early to tell if there will be any problems with it later but it was nice to have the heat on with a quiet blower motor on the way home. I'll post if and when it starts making noise again.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:28 AM
    #12
    RichardG

    RichardG Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Member:
    #34779
    Messages:
    32
    Gender:
    Male
    GA, USA
    Vehicle:
    2010 DC TRD Off Road
    I just got mine replaced yesterday and this morning it is as loud as the first one, but is muffled witht he insulation around it. I came on here to see what others were experiencing becuase I was about to call and see if they even replaced it or just tried to muffle the existing noise. Sounds like they still have the same issue even with new ones.
     
  13. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:31 AM
    #13
    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Member:
    #9924
    Messages:
    10,307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    shithead
    nj and not from "the jersey shore"
    Vehicle:
    silver bullet
    My new one is fine. To bad the dickheads left something loose in my dash. When I'm at a stop sign or red light,my dash rattles bad
     
  14. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:33 AM
    #14
    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Member:
    #35400
    Messages:
    2,001
    Gender:
    Male
    VT
    Vehicle:
    2014 Barcelona Sport Access Cab 4x4
    Leveled with 5100s @ 1.75", Hankook Dynapro AT/m, Ultra Maverick wheels, N-Fab side steps, WeatherTech floor liners, EGR in-channel rain guards, TRD shift knob for 10 extra mpg, Gentex 177 auto dim rear view mirror with compass and temp, CompuStar remote start, Muth heated signal mirrors, disable AC with defrost mod
    I got mine replaced 2 weeks ago. The new one I got is definitely a different design than the old one, judging by the sound. It doesn't squeak yet, and I don't think it will because it is obviously a beefier motor. It is louder in all positions, but at least it is a fan noise and not a chirping noise. I'm happy enough with it.
     
  15. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:51 AM
    #15
    TacomaGirl09

    TacomaGirl09 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Member:
    #51347
    Messages:
    210
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Amanda
    Jersey
    Vehicle:
    Traded the Tacoma for a 2011 Kia Forte KoupSX
    The dealership told me that it was a different one that they were trying out to replace the squeaky ones, and that the idea was to have a lot of insulation around it to muffle any new squeaks. I'm guessing it's the same motor with extra insulation and it'll just take a little longer for the squeaking to get loud enough to hear, which will probably be right after the warranty is up.
     
  16. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:19 AM
    #16
    RichardG

    RichardG Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Member:
    #34779
    Messages:
    32
    Gender:
    Male
    GA, USA
    Vehicle:
    2010 DC TRD Off Road
    I defintely see the difference in the motors, I just dont know if its any quiter then the first one that was sqeaking all the time. I will give it a few days, since I have to take my truck back in when they find me a loaner to get the seal around the windshield replaced for the other noise.
     
  17. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:34 AM
    #17
    Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium The lice...they hate the sugar

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2010
    Member:
    #47434
    Messages:
    2,492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ted
    Omaha, NE
    Vehicle:
    2013 Raven FR-S
    Forever sideways and smiling :D
    They told me the same thing when mine was replaced Tuesday. Now mine sounds as the OP describes...like the fan is spooling and then a tubular air flow noise...idk hard to describe but definately a noise.
     
  18. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:40 AM
    #18
    Nater

    Nater Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Member:
    #54071
    Messages:
    45
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nate
    Vernal, UT
    Vehicle:
    '10 Sport Access Cab
    Bestop, custom storage in bed, many more to come she's only two months old!
    Got my new one at 3k miles. It is a definite improvement over the first. I do notice the jet engine noise, but only when the temp is halfway between hot, and straight up. I guess its a valve/flap opening to blend cooler outside air? if i put the temp knob straight up or all the way hot or cold, i cant hear it.
     
  19. Apr 18, 2011 at 6:56 AM
    #19
    Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium The lice...they hate the sugar

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2010
    Member:
    #47434
    Messages:
    2,492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ted
    Omaha, NE
    Vehicle:
    2013 Raven FR-S
    Forever sideways and smiling :D
  20. Dec 6, 2011 at 11:02 AM
    #20
    Rotary12

    Rotary12 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Member:
    #30299
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Minnesota
    Topper and bed rug
    I'm going in to the dealer Thursday to have my blower changed for the third time! This is getting really old. The dealer is not being much help on the cause of this and by the sounds on the forum, the blower has been an issue for quite some time. Maybe it's time to engage someone about a redesign and a non-safety recall?
     
To Top