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Heaters

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by akyota, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    akyota

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    So I just bought a new 2010 Trd and the heater's not putting out the heat that I thought it would. I had an 08' 4cyl and it had a kickass heater in it. So im wondering if anyone else has this issue?
     
  2. Dec 19, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    wareagle5693

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    Did you un-push the A/C button?
     
  3. Dec 20, 2009 at 2:34 AM
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    I have the same issue. It takes a long time to warm up ( and I'm used to a diesel ). When it does warm up, my legs seem to be cold and heat comes out of the dash vents no matter what posision the knob is in. But it's not that bad. I can live with it.:)
     
  4. Dec 20, 2009 at 4:26 AM
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    TAco's heating system is ass. The air is hot, it's cabin coverage is weak.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    Mine works great. Make sure your radiator is full.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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    Yeah, I don't know what you're talking about. Even when I have the blower off but the temp knob on hot it still comes in with a fury of a 10000 fires. If you leave it on outside air (non recirculating) and you're on the highway it blows pretty strong even then. It's blazin.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    Seems the complaints are coming from folks up North while those reporting it's all good are (like me) in the South.

    Just this weekend I noticed the "cold legs" syndrome... even with the selector set for blowing 100% air on my feet and the heat at 80% of full hot there really wasn't much warmth to speak of. However when I set the selector to blow at my face/torso it gets plenty hot after a few minutes of driving.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    Capita

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    No complaints here. I let my truck run for a few minutes though before I leave the driveway.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    tuckr2

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    A small piece of cardboard in front of the radiator works great to help heat the truck up a bit faster during the cooler winter weather. Spray paint the cardboard a dark color if you don't want anyone to notice. The heater in my 010 definitely doesn't heat up as fast as my Supercrew but once up to temps it works fine. K
     
  10. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    My heater heats up fast compared to some other cars... I do think that it does not blow enough on the feet though.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    yeah mine is the fastest heating heater I have ever had. LIke 2 minutes from startup and I get heat. Usually when it's cold here(50* :D)only move the temp knob to all hot and select foot/face and 95% of the time I don't even turn the blower on.
    But this is SoCal , it's 70* all year lol.

    Maybe the people having trouble need to check out the fan motor and/or the vent passages, maybe something got smashed/blocked/broken??? or go raise hell at a dealership.
     
  12. Dec 20, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    just let ur truck warm up for 5 minutes and that will make a difference but i think these heaters are really good
     
  13. Dec 20, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    You have to remember that if you have the tow package you have an engine oil cooler and it takes time to heat up the engine.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    Yeah the coverage sucks, Windows in the rear fog up real easy!!
     
  15. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    Oh yeah know the cardboard trick all to well, have the auto start too just takes wy to long to heat up. Like I said the 08' 4cyl had great heat, was only an access cab! Might have to take'er in.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    I notice this as well.

    Where are the rear seat heater ducts at anyways?
     
  17. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    don't forget to check the cabin air filter, if dirty it will affect air flow cold or hot. does not apply to brand new tacos of course, sounds like something else is wrong
     
  18. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    What happens if you crack a window?

    I have noticed that the cabin is sealed up pretty tightly--I wonder if my body vent(s) are stuck shut. When I crack a window, heater output goes up a lot.

    Too bad the vent(s) are between the bed and body...kind of hard to access from the outside, and I will have to pull the rear seat back on my access cab to look at it from the inside.
     
  19. Dec 21, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    akyota

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    If I crack a window at 30 below zero its gonna get cold in there real quick!! But for circulation that is not a bad idea.
     
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