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Under dash squeak:Help identify component

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tboned, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Oct 18, 2013 at 4:38 AM
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    Tboned

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    2003 Tacoma. As soon as you turn the key forward this starts to squeak intermittenly. I had to pull the glovebox to get to it so curious what it is so I can order another one or is a symptom of another issue?

    Thanks!

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  2. Oct 18, 2013 at 4:54 AM
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    Blower motor or blend door actuator. I think the latter but it shouldnt squeak, but the blower motor will chirp.
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2013 at 4:58 AM
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    It looks like the blower motor is over to the right of this. Plus the squeal/chirp is the same no matter what the blower speed is.

    Is this something that controls the flapper for either cold/heat? I can see the white sweeper/control arm that's why I ask.
     
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  4. Oct 18, 2013 at 5:04 AM
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  5. Oct 18, 2013 at 5:09 AM
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    Thanks!
     
  6. Sep 8, 2014 at 9:25 AM
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    My 01 Tacoma has been doing this for a while. The sound seems to be getting louder. I took it out yesterday and tried to bend the contacts up like I have read elsewhere. That was not the problem. The gears inside look fine. I wonder if it's the door itself that is somewhat stuck and causing the motor and arm to work too hard? When I put it back in, I messed something up and the AC blew out heat. I know the arm moved when I installed it.

    Anyhow, wondering if anyone has replaced one, knows the part number or any thoughts on the door being the culprit?
     
  7. Sep 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM
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    Blend door actuator fixed it! Easy install and was around 130$ online.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2014 at 5:05 AM
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    Thanks! I'll go ahead and order a new one. The noise is quite annoying.
     
  9. Nov 12, 2015 at 2:08 PM
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    I know this thread is old but how do I remove the blend door actuator? I can't find a video online for removal.
     

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