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Frost on inside windows

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hunter500ky, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Jan 21, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    Hunter500ky

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    Ok so I'm not happy maybe someone can shed some light on my situation.

    I just jumped in my truck and guess what?


    Frost on the inside all the way around DC, every single window!

    I get the defrost going and it gets it out of the way ok not to upset now.

    I notice I have ice on my weathertechs figure that might have done it (anyone know?) I took them out theyre heating up and drying off now.

    Now the thing that REALLY upset me, I turn my floorboard heat on (you know to the floor) full heat on high at running temp.

    Its cold....... I mean very very little heat coming I even had my fiancee check it and yep its not me its cold.

    :wtf


    Anyone?
     
  2. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    Well if no posts by tomorrow (usually pretty fast responses but already 7 views lol)

    Im going to take it in and have them look at it, the heat thing is weird.

    Also just a FYI the heat throw the top vents work great!
     
  3. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    Did you wait for the truck to warm up to temperature?

    And yes, if you have moisture in the vehicle and there's an extreme temperature change (like the 40 degree swings we see night to day on the east coast during winter) you will get frost inside your windows.

    Not happy about what? Physics and Chemistry?
     
  4. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    You gotta slow your roll a little bit... were not that quick! Lol. Did you have your windows cracked at night or something to allow the condensation to get in there? And I am assuming that your truck was at full oper temp when you checked the floor heat issue...
     
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    Not happy that I get cold air on the floorboard, and yes it was at operating temperature.

    Ok see I never had a car get frost on the inside of the windows before, thought it only happened with a seal leaking or messed up.

    No, no window crack double checked thats what I thought at first even checked the rear sliding window.

    The floor mats DID have water in them (well ice lol)


    yes truck was at operating temperature when I checked the floor heat.



    Thanks looking now!

    After checking your thread understand the frost issue, now just the heat issue.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    Tends to happen to me after playing in the snow...snow falls off shoes in weathertechs, melts, leave a nice pool for the windows to suck up later that evening.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    Thing is, in the winter its usually too cold to have moist air. My windows would fog up if I sat in it with a wet bathing suit then shut it up. Probably same thing. I always try to blow out my wet heater box before shutting it off if I suspect moisture. Switch off defog and blow hot out the heater to help dry.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    Gotcha thats probably what did it then my techs had water on them.


    Thanks,

    I try to not have frost on the inside if we get called out in the middle of the night and I have to let my truck defog/deice that makes me have to wait and sometimes waiting is a bad thing for who we are helping.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    ...perhaps in Hawaii. We have plenty of water in the air here during the winter.

    Aside from that, people tend to run the heat when in the vehicle, thus creating their own little humidifier for the interior.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    My first gen used to automatically run the A/C when the defrost was on (with no way of shutting it off). Running the A/C may help remove the moisture out of your cab before you park it for the evening. Just a thought.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    Yea.. I've tried to stay away from living on the south east coast... But its plain physics. Someone name the constant/law...

    Ya got cold air.. its got less water in it. Warm air got more... 's why it rains.

    I've always had mild, frozen winters or desert winters. Never that inbetwixt stuff from virginia to florida. I assume its hitting 60+ during day and then 30 in the morning round there if you're saying the air is holding enough moisture for frosting inside a car with ambient humidity left from the day.

    And he says its happening overnight right? He isn't leaving the thing running over night. Wet in the car makes wet air makes wet windshield. Not an air circulation problem really.. You'd have to have the windows open.

    Btw.. I've not tried it in frozen north.. But leave windows open a crack with my vent visors all the time.. maybe do similar. but I seem to remember that causing more frost than anything.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    I have the same problem with snow melting off my boots and water collecting in the mats. What I found that works it that I run the AC on hot for a while and it seems to remove the moisture enough to keep the windows from icing. Even in my garage it sometimes get down to 20 degrees.
     
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