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Loud Noise while running A/C, Please help

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jquest, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Jul 6, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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    jquest

    jquest [OP] Well-Known Member

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    There is a loud rumbling noise under the glove compartment. It stops when I turn off the A/C. Suddenly my A/C does not blow anymore air. Whats going on?! I need my A/C its burning hot here Thanks
     
  2. Jul 6, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    Garrett75x

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    Blower wheel is most likely cracked, it is a known problem and I believe parts are on backorder
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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    siznarf

    siznarf Everyone my age is older than me...

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    Yup. What he said.

    Open glove compartment, remove everything including dildo (there’s a story to this), open cabin air filter compartment and check blower fan. Most likely broken.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:05 PM
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    Wtf are these blowers made out of? Why so fragile?
     
  5. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    You can use a little hose clamp temporarily (or permanently) to hold the fan hub together until the warranty work is done. Just make sure to slowly increase the fan speed. The torque of the electric motor when starting on high is too powerful on the hub of the fan before the plastic can combat the inertia of the outer rim and blades, especially when left on high before starting vehicle. Most newer manufacturers added a speed lag regulator when starting any A/C blower motor. There are many other ways to rectify the issue, such as better materials, metal hub, more flexible plastic, etc.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:27 PM
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    Just did this 2 days ago.... Three screws to pull it / drop it from under the glove box and some high strength epoxy to hold it until the replacement gets here. I'm talking glued to the shaft! :thumbsup: I'll probably just ride the epoxy and keep the new as a spare if it gives up again.... It's holding great with many torture test cycles.

    With the three screws out and blower dropped, unplug it and the plastic outer shroud with the wires attached stays with the truck and the motor and fan come out easy for gluing it up. If you do this just have the fan facing down while drying so any epoxy drippings don't go into the motor.

    Link for what I used but Advance Auto Parts sells it too.
    https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-84107-PermaPoxy-Strength-General/dp/B000HBNV30
     
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  7. Jul 6, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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    jquest

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    They dont just sell the plastic wheel? I called toyota and they said they only sell with motor attach
     
  8. Jul 6, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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    JHFMX

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    I had this issue and it turns out there was just a leaf in my cabin filter. It was a ten second fix. Good luck
     
  9. Jul 6, 2018 at 6:07 PM
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    That's right and there's a national back order because of their cheap ass bullshit. Do the epoxy. Trust me. It works. :thumbsup:
     

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