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Ticking noise from fan

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by BarkSlayer, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Nov 15, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    BarkSlayer

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    The fan for my heater/AC makes a distinct ticking noise that's making me nuts at lower (vehicle) speeds. Does anyone know if access to the heater fan is an easy thing or does the dash need to come out? The only cure for this sound is to drive fast enough that tire noise eventually drowns it out.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    Found the fix.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    jrobson

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  4. Nov 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    I had that as well - I just adjusted to speed and it went away - what is the problem?
     
  5. Nov 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    What was the fix?
     
  7. Nov 15, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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  8. Nov 15, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    neoflex

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    My 2010 just started doing this. My simple fix will be driving it into the service dept for them to deal with rather than me having to pull the truck apart.:D
     
  9. Nov 15, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    rondog

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    dude, mines been doing this forever. I've never found a fix for it (I haven't really tried). I dont want to take it in simply because if they take the dash apart then something else is probably going to start squeaking. Here is what mine sounds like.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reidtA0u5Lo

    edit, just saw the fan lives behind the glove box so I guess they don't have to take the dash apart. I was reading other posts saying how the dealership fixed it since it was TSB, but they squeak came back.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    rondog

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    Welp I did this and the ticking is gone. It still squeels like a mouse when I turn the temp from hot to cold and vice-versa. Took about 45 mins to take it apart, clean it, lube it and put it back in. The hardest part was taking the fan blade off. Those things are stuck on there. I ended up using pry bar
     
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