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Has anyone else seen this in your Taco?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CJZ4, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Mar 8, 2009 at 5:17 AM
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    CJZ4

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    My '06 Taco has what I consider to be a defect in the air flow mechanism. Next time you drive yours pay attention to where the air comes out when you turn the knob to the "floor" position. When I try to direct all of the heat to the floor, about half of it comes out at the windshield.
    All other positions on the knob work perfectly. When I took it to the dealership, I was told that it is supposed to do that. This doesn't sound right to me. They based this on the fact that they had new 2009 Tacos that did the same thing. I just find it hard to believe.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    AK27

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    i believe it is like that on all the second gens. mine does it.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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    That sounds about right...your owners manual will tell you where each setting will produce air flow.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    hate2work

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    It's like that on my '06 as well, but I don't think it's half the airflow going to the windshield, it's more like 1/3 of it. I'm sure it's just some Toyota engineer's idea so that the windshield stays clear from fog/steam.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2009 at 7:51 AM
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    hillbillytaco

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    mine does it to
     
  6. Mar 8, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    kngharley

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    Mine too
     
  7. Mar 8, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    It does that to keep the dash from warping. Just a theory.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    Veccster

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    I thought mine directs air to the front side vents to keep the passenger and driver windows from fogging up (even when on floor setting). I'm not sure if air comes out of the other fronts or not...have to check on that.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    lasllc

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    The assumption is that: if all the heat is directed to the floor and the floor is wet with tracked in snow, water etc, then the system thinks " wow, all this warm humid air is goin to hit the cool dry windscreen and fog it up " so, to prevent that some of the warm air is directed to the windscreen and side windows as a preventitive measure. I am pretty sure that if you put an air flow meter on it you will find that it is not as much as it feels like; the smaller vents make it feel like a greater volume then it is.

    The same thinking goes into the a/c link with the de-foger position.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    nasty ned

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    yeah! whats up with that? i thought i was going crazy :p
     
  12. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    No matter what directional setting your vents are on, air will always blow from your corner and upper dash vents. These blow on your front side windows and windshield to prevent fogging.

    Direct your side vents toward the window and you should not feel the air in your face. You can also manually close the side vents but not the upper dash vent. If the glass temperature is different than the cabin temp, fogging will occur. The vents remain open to keep the glass the same temp as the cabin - thus no fog.
     
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