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So how are the TSB blower motors working out?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MountainEarth, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Feb 20, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    Now that the TSB replacements for chirping blower motors have been out for a while, how are they holding up? Still quiet? I gotta get mine done, and am trying to decide of the TSB is worth it, or to take it apart and grease it (as laid out in the "fix" thread).
     
  2. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    so far mine is quiet.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    skidooman

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    About 4500miles on my 3rd motor. Still quiet.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Just got mine done last week. So far so good. "knock on wood" :eek:
     
  5. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Getting mine done this weekend. Watching this thread.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    krimson

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    On my 3rd one.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    Had mine done 3 months ago so far so good but time will tell
     
  8. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    Burgman

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    Time for me to go back for my second replacement... Lasted through the warm months and once again squeeking in the cold
     
  9. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    Wow .. so some of you are saying even the TSB motors designed to fix the problem are failing???
     
  10. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    GAmtber23

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    I had mine done about 1500 miles ago with no issues, but after reading up on it I'm positive its a matter of time until it becomes and issue again.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    Yep... Atleast it will always be covered no matter the miles once they replace it once
     
  12. Feb 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    On my 2nd TSB motor. The replacement is only good for 12 months if you arenot still under warrantee. I asked specifically because I also have the Platinumextended warrantee...
     
  13. Feb 20, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    They specifically told me that t would be covered for life... My platinum warranty didnt cover the motor surround that cost me 30 bucks last time. I will not be paying for shit this time
     
  14. Feb 20, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Mine was replaced with a "NEW" one a couple months back, no noise yet. I am happy so far.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    So how long does it typically take to do this motor replace? Also do they go in through the dash? I'm asking because I took mine in for the Toyota care oil change and to get the ticking looked at. They did the oil change then pulled the truck back into the service area. It was parked where I could barely see it but every time I looked nobody was in the truck, at least the drivers side anyway. the drivers door was never open. The hood I don't even think was up. So maybe they were in the passenger side? I couldn't see enough to tell. Ironically I finally realized they had a customer viewing area. By the time I saw that and walked out there my truck was being pulled out. It was only in there for like 20 minutes. That's pretty quick if they really did the change. I'm just skeptical, maybe they have a quick fix and not change it to pocket the $ from Toyota? :notsure: I don't mean to be so skeptical but it was fast and like I said, every time I looked I couldn't see anyone working on my truck.

    Also when I got in the truck the drivers seat was moved forward quite a bit. Way too much for me and the guy I saw moving it looked like he was taller than me. :confused:
     
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    TacoDawg - The blower motor is behind the glovebox.
     
  17. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    Thanks, that actually makes me feel better. ;)
     
  18. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Be aware there were two PN rolls. First TSB motor didn't fix the problem. Second TSB motor hasn't been out long enough to conclusively say it's better.

    Second TSB motor is rumored to be a very different design, maybe because Toyota went with another supplier, now that Delphi re-integrated into GM.
     
  19. Feb 20, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    So far in my shop all the 043 motors have been quiet....................
     
  20. Feb 26, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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    I'm on my second. And it's chirping. Bugs the crap out of me. About to schedule my last factory oil change and I'll get my 3rd (and hopefully final) then. I'm glad to be doing my own oil changes finally. Royal purple here I come!
     
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