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Noise from heater fan in 1st Gen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bigredscowboy, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Dec 10, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    bigredscowboy

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    I searched relentlessly for this and only found threads from 2nd Gen'rs. I could hear my blower buzzing at 70mph with the radio on. It was driving me so crazy that I finally unscrewed the blower's (underneath the glove box at the far right) three torx/philips screws and dropped it down with the wires still attached. It was caked with lent on one side throwing it off balance. Tested it, screwed it back in and everything is much quieter. Hope this helps someone.
     
  2. Dec 10, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    TengoTaco

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    Nice job :) Thanks for the post
     
  3. Dec 10, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    definitely thanks for the post. im gonna take a look at mine tomorrow!! mine is making the same kinda noise while im cruising on the interstate.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    That's a very common problem. Mine sounds like a colony of hamsters having an orgy sometimes.

    I've heard two different routes to go with this:

    1. Open up the fan blower and clean

    2. Replace it

    I'm opting for #2 seeing how the blower is only $30 or so (at least the last time I checked)
     
  5. Feb 10, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    Like I said, it's been awhile since I've checked, but it looks like a replacement is about $40 on rockauto.com
     
  6. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    :rofl:

    Not sure I'd be able to make that kind of ID but, since it sounds bad, I hope I never have to.
     
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    ..stay tuned
    Just get another one from the auto wreckers. Mine was missing once of the blades and it would hum on high
     
  9. Nov 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    Going to bump this, good time of year.

    Mine is squeeking as well.
     
  10. Nov 26, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    Fortunately for me, my blower motor squeak is covered up by the passenger air bag cover squeak.
     
  11. Nov 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    5 screws/bolts and 5 minutes of your time will take care of that.

    I just fixed mine a couple of weeks ago.
     
  12. Nov 26, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    link please? i got to get rid of these noises!
     
  13. Nov 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    I'll try to find the link but it's essentially this:

    Remove your glove box (3 bolts)
    Remove that panel inside of it (2 screws or bolts, can't remember)

    Look up around the whole airbag harness thing and you'll see points of contact between it and the back of the panel you can see from your dash. I used left over Ensolite to pad it, but you can use weatherstripping.

    There's also some kind of metal module thing with wires leading in and out of it. That thing rattled a bit in my dash so I secured it with some left over raammat, but I'd imagine you could use duct tape or gaffer's tape.
     
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    Turn air bag off of course to any others reading that. lol
     
  15. Nov 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    oh yeah... mine is always off
     
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    But if I do that I will hear my blower squeak.:p
     
  17. Nov 26, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    Alderleet

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    And that is covered up by my dash rattle.

    which i compensate for with even louder music.
     
  18. Nov 29, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    so i took it out, got the fan off, but i dont see where to take the cap off?
    only 2 screws on top but they really dont seem to relieve anything.


    anyhow, i put a blower in from napa and holy hellit was louder than the motor, the air from vents. everything.

    returned that one, gonna get one specifically for tacomas i guess that comes with the fan and appropriate plug in.
     
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