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Blower Motor Issue

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by The_Geologist, Jan 15, 2023.

  1. Jan 15, 2023 at 3:56 PM
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    The_Geologist

    The_Geologist [OP] I reject your reality and substitute my own!

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    Hi All,

    I periodically get a rattling noise from my blower motor. Upon reading other threads here, this sounds like a common issue with either the bearings going out, OR debris in the fan.

    I haven't yet looked into how one accesses (and possibly changes out) the blower motor, but how difficult of a job am I looking at here?

    I used to have a 2000 Chevy Silverado, and it took much longer to gain access to the motor than it did to replace it. It wasn't hard...IIRC. So...I just wanted to see if it was a similar process with a 2019 Tundra Crewmax.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 16, 2023 at 11:14 AM
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    Rocko9999

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    I just pulled mine this weekend. 10 minutes max. Remove the panel under the glove box by pushing in the clips. Remove the wire harness clips with a trim removal tool, unplug blower harness, 3 screws and it's out. I cleaned mine.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2023 at 5:04 PM
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    WaterTrash

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    Pretty darn easy, and great place to start for someone who doesn't know how to work on a vehicle. Can easily save yourself from paying an hour labor time (for a 10 minute job if you stop to sip on your beer)
     
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  4. Jan 16, 2023 at 5:24 PM
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    tightywhitey

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    More like a twenty minute job and 3 beers
     
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  5. Jan 16, 2023 at 5:28 PM
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    Sundog

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    Oh crap....I just realized you mean heater/air conditioner fan. I read through post #2 and though no f'ing was he removed a blower (super charger) that fast....
     
  6. Jan 19, 2023 at 6:24 PM
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    The_Geologist

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    Thanks for the info, folks. Sounds pretty much like same job as it was with my Silverado, but much easier to access.

    We'll see how many beers I end up having when I get around to it :cheers:. The sound isn't happening on a regular basis (of course), but I am sure it will only get worse over time.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2023 at 6:36 PM
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    bfunke

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    In Gen1 it is a 10 minute job
     
  8. Jan 20, 2023 at 8:31 AM
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    Tip-once the assembly is out, if you find it's not bad bearings, used compressed air and blow out the air port-you will be shocked how much dust comes out of this. It will make since once taken out.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2023 at 12:56 PM
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    Mr. Wolf

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    I had the same problem and yes, as everyone writes, it's very easy to remove the panels and screws to get to the blower. Inside the blower were chunks of the air cabin filter...alas the culprit, once again, is a f******g rat! I've had this issue before and dont know what to do about it. Argh!! Anyway...it did indeed take 10 mins.

    IMG_8391.jpg
     
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  10. Jan 22, 2023 at 9:57 PM
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    ZappBrannigan

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    If you’re avoiding your wife maybe.
     
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  11. Jan 22, 2023 at 9:57 PM
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    That dirty rat!
     
  12. Jan 23, 2023 at 10:17 AM
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    You need to cover your fresh air intake ports with wire mesh-there are 3 if I recall-one large main intake and two smaller intakes under the cowl. There are many posts about how to do this.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2023 at 5:40 PM
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    Thanks Rocko9999, will look into it!!!
     

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