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Sudden freeze up windshield at 85

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by richard656, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Feb 11, 2017 at 9:05 PM
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    traveling at speed limit of 85 with AC set to Auto and 65 degrees on a recent warm morning At 8 AM. Suddenly the windshield freezes over and I cannot see a thing. After a few seconds of braking and a rapidly overtaking car honking to pass, I turned on the defrost and cleared the windshield. Lucky for me the road was straight and I steered straight enough that the car behind did not hit me. I am assuming that when I go into the dealer for service in 500 miles that they will tell me I have an AC problem that suddenly was ok, putting out what it should have.
     
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  2. Feb 11, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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    That is pretty crazy. Glad that you stayed calm and drove straight. Could have been bad. Not sure what happened
     
  3. Feb 11, 2017 at 9:30 PM
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    Maybe Aliens.
     
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  4. Feb 12, 2017 at 12:41 AM
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    o_O Never seen or heard of something like this.. Interesting. Side note... Where are the speed limits 85?? Highest I've seen is 75
     
  5. Feb 12, 2017 at 4:01 AM
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  6. Feb 12, 2017 at 4:22 AM
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    This happened to me while driving down to Texas one year. I was towing, and it was early morning and boom....windshield and exterior mirrors fogged up like what happened to you.

    Didn't think about it until your thread.

    Check this out:

    http://decorepair.com/blog/2013/01/15/what-to-do-when-your-windshield-fogs-up/
     
  7. Feb 12, 2017 at 5:28 AM
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    Damn, that would be some scary stuff right there. I had never heard of this happening either...
     
  8. Feb 12, 2017 at 6:30 AM
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    Do you remember if you had the air recirculation button on?
     
  9. Feb 12, 2017 at 7:10 AM
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    Not nearly enough room here!
    :eek:Count on it! :devil:
     
  10. Feb 12, 2017 at 7:27 AM
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    I never have recirculation on.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2017 at 8:52 AM
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    There's something in the Owner's Manual cautioning about this, might have to look it up.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2017 at 9:42 AM
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    There used to be an issue, back in the Gen 1s, I remember, where condensation would build up in the vent system with recirc constantly on. This would lead to moldy smells, and occasionally blasts of very moist air across the windshield. Years ago I had a good buddy who was a Yota Master Tech. He advised to always cycle the fresh air option for a bit while driving to vent out the whole HvAC system.
     
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  13. Feb 12, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    You are correct, and still holds true today.
     
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    Well,there ya' go:sorry: When the same thing happened to me (both times) the Recirculation was on but had just then timed-out.Had to crank up the fan-speed and make sure AC was on as well as Mirror Heat.Didn't take long to clear-off though.
     
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  15. Feb 12, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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    I think it may happen more to the recirculation being on, but I was shocked when it happened. Thankfully I wasn't on a road with a lot of curves.

    Happens so fast huh?
     
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    Not nearly enough room here!
    Happened to me inside of 1/8 mile, "tightens" you up quick:devil:
     
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  18. Feb 12, 2017 at 10:04 AM
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    Glad you didn't have any issues.
     
  19. Feb 12, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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    You're from Texas?!? Don't know about the 85MPH TX Hwy 130 toll road? And I-10 west of Kerrville and I-20 in west TX are both posted at 80.
     
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    Sh130 from I-10 east of San Antonio goes north around Austin. A big chunk of it is 85
     
  21. Feb 12, 2017 at 7:02 PM
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    Yep.... McQueeney to just north of Georgetown.
     
  22. Feb 12, 2017 at 7:54 PM
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    We actually have a SR that has a speed limit of 90. It's literally in the middle of no where in South Western UT. But it's still a thing. Haha we also have the salt flats where there are no speed limits. :plane:
     
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  23. Feb 12, 2017 at 7:56 PM
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    Holy crap. My truck tops out at 98 mph.

    Now the Lexus can cruise that easy.
     
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    I double checked. It's 85... I couldn't remember. But I may or may not have done over a hundo on it. And I may or may not have done well over that hundo on my last bike. :spy: Haha they've done a few top gear episodes on the straight away.
     
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  25. Feb 12, 2017 at 8:43 PM
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    landphil I can’t be serious.

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    @richard656, when was your cab air filter last changed? Dirty cab filters are the main cause of HVAC troubles, especially with fogging windows. Reduced airflow from a dirty cab filter can cause the evaporator core to freeze up, then when it thaws, you get a blast of cool humid air out the ducts. It may not be your issue, but I'd start there. Easy to check, and cheap enough.
     
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  26. Feb 12, 2017 at 8:46 PM
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    Did it freeze on the inside or the outside?
     
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  27. Feb 12, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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    landphil I can’t be serious.

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    Good question.
     
  28. Feb 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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