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Interior Vent Fan Worky, then No Worky

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Scottcb, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. Feb 4, 2021 at 3:16 PM
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    Scottcb

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    My vent fan stopped working a few weeks ago, and then came back on magically. Last week it stopped working (all 4 speeds) and never came back on. After some research and a recommendation from a previous Ford owner, I hit the vent fan housing a few times with a rubber mallet...and it works now. But, I'm expecting it to die again and would just like to fix it. Anyone have experience with this? Is it a resistor? The whole motor? Something else? Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Feb 4, 2021 at 4:18 PM
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    Black DOG Lila

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    Replacement motor with fan attached is like $50 on eBay.
    Easy replacement 3 screws and 1 electrical connection.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2021 at 4:33 PM
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    hogeyphenogey

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  4. Feb 5, 2021 at 6:13 AM
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    Just replaced one of mine about three weeks ago. As stated above, no more than 20 minute job.

    While you have the motor out, take a look up inside the housing. There is a foam filter that may need cleaning. You may have to use a mirror if your not able to lay on your back and slide your head up in under there. Be gentle, as the foam is likely brittle.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2021 at 7:11 AM
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    I gotta say I am on the bigger side for me to change that The Door and the Seat need to be removed .

    the blower motor was the easy part of the job I also put in a new Blower Motor resistor if not it would fail in a short time.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:02 AM
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    yes, do the resistor with the fan blower. they get fragile after ise and are easy to bump while replacing the fan
     

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