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HVAC question

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Thecowman9, May 10, 2009.

  1. May 10, 2009 at 12:17 AM
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    Thecowman9

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    I've got a 2000 Tacoma, great truck, except the heater is always hot and only on defrost. I'd like to have A/C again. The fan control works and everything lights up. Anyone know of any specific issues before I pull the dash apart and replace the controls?
     
  2. May 10, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    2toys

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    Does your compressor run? Sounds like the AC light comes on, so make sure it's spinning. If not, check fuse, power to compressor clutch, refrigerant (if there is a pressure switch on your model).
     
  3. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    tacomarich

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    i have a similar issue. ac compressor wont engage with amber ac light button engaged but fresh air and circulate levels, appear to run at normal temps. i checked the 7.5vlt amp fuse and replaced it with a 10amp, no change. put 7.5 back and same issue. im thinking its either the belt or the compressor ground or it ceased under load
     
  4. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Check the cable behind the glove box to make sure it is moving when the knob is twisted. It may have come loose from the knob, or broken of the housing near the fire wall.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    well i did replace my cabin filter the other day with your post diy feature. that was cool and easy to replace. ill have to check in there again.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    chris4x4

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    No cable on your truck. Yours is electric. Have you removed the control face lately?
     
  7. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    oh, lol. well me and a buddy checked around the compressor today and the cables. not sure if we were looking in the correct area. but did look on the side where the glove bock is. not too advanced with the control face to check.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    Where about are you in AZ? Maybe I can take a look for ya?
     
  9. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    i live in chandler. right on that would be helpful
     
  10. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    Just don't break the other thumb :rolleyes:
     
  11. Oct 24, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    Ok...Are you free Wednesday?

    LOL!!
     
  12. Oct 24, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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