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What the dealer said about my AC staying on all the time

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by kayakmr, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:06 PM
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    kayakmr

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    I took it to the dealer today because the AC was staying on all the time. Yes seriously, when you turn the vent on and the ac button is off, ac is coming through the vents. No, defrost was not selected. Please check your Tundra for this!!!

    What the dealer/tech found:
    The compressor/clutch comes on automatically when the fan switch is turned on. The ac button on or off has no effect on the clutch.

    The shop foreman said he has seen this before. My impression is that they were surprised that I found the issue. I noticed it while using a lot of gas on a recent long road trip.

    It was implied that this is a $$$ problem to fix. It will also take a while to find the exact problem.

    Toyota corporate was called on this issue. I got the usual run around that they have never seen this before...bla bla bla bla.

    My compressor now has 1,000's of miles of unnecessary wear and tear on it. Toyota, can I please have a new ac system?

    Oh wait, according to my local dealer, Tundras are rock solid and never have any problems!!!!!!!

    7/22/2016 update. Phone call.....The problem is with the circuit board in the center consol. They swapped the board with a new one and it started working properly but dont know what went wrong.

    It took them 9 hours to do the job.

    7/22/2016
    They just called back and said they do not know what the problem is and will be keeping the truck for many days to figure it out. The head shop steward is now in charge. Toyota corporate will be assisting.

    Thank goodness for warranties.

    Just wondering if anyone else is having this issue?
     
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  2. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:13 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Welcome to the site.

    Believe me, Toyota vehicles have problems, just not as many as the counterparts.
     
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  3. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:28 PM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    Over the top? Just a little?
     
  4. Jul 21, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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    kayakmr

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    I can't image what this would cost to fix outside of warranty...omg!!!
     
  5. Jul 21, 2016 at 7:16 PM
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  6. Jul 21, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    2 posts? Melly.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2016 at 7:32 PM
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    kayakmr

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    Anyone know what exactly broke?
     
  8. Jul 21, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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    Did you have your heater control set to full cold?
     
  9. Jul 21, 2016 at 8:45 PM
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    Never heard of this....then again, anything is possible with any manufacturer.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2016 at 8:46 PM
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    Isn't that what the dealer/warranty is for :notsure:
     
  11. Jul 21, 2016 at 9:21 PM
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    Good greif!! I ran my Taco with the AC on for 427,XXX miles. Still blows cold no failures no recharges. Im thinking running long durations with the pump off is what kills em. I hope my AC clutch stays on 90% of the time...
    Not sure what the HP draw is cant be over 3-4 probly averages a lot less but Im not an AC expert either
     
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  12. Jul 22, 2016 at 5:26 AM
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    Yeah, this. If you have your heater temp. control set to cold, the A/C automatically comes on and the vent system goes to recirculate. Is that what you did kayakmr?
     
  13. Jul 22, 2016 at 6:15 AM
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    Law323

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    Tundras have problems just like every other vehicle out there. Not as many mind you. With my tundra, check engine light came on at 58K miles. Brought it to a gas station, after filling, wouldn't start until I pressed the gas. Brought it in, said gas cap was leaking and gas tank flap wouldn't close. Got it fixed, no more problems.
    Mind you, this is the first time in the shop since I bought my tundra. My cousins and uncles all have fords, they've had theirs in the shop twice or three times as much as me in the same amount of years.
     
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  14. Jul 22, 2016 at 6:50 AM
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    Kinda confused by the original post, but as others have noted if your temperature setting is on "Max A/C", than the A/C and Recirculate automatically come on and it won't let you turn them off when it's on that temperature setting. If you want to turn either of those off, you will have to twist your temperature knob one click to the right taking it off of "Max A/C" and onto the 2nd coldest setting.

    Confused me at first as well when I first got in the newer Tundras. Hope this helped.
     
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  15. Jul 22, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    This almost seems like spam, little s*** stirrer?
     
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  16. Jul 22, 2016 at 7:51 AM
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    You know, I just read it again slower. It now seems like he really is making a mountain out of a molehill. I mean "thousands of miles of unnecessary wear and tear"? Not to mention where I come from, NO guy is taken seriously if he types out "omg" :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  17. Jul 22, 2016 at 7:56 AM
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  18. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:06 AM
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    Compressors don't last forever I don't care what kind of vehicle you have. I've replaced a ton in my career. Hell I have seen them die in 1000 miles.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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    This MUST be something other than the temp dial turned all the way counterclockwise. Otherwise the dealer wouldn't be so befuddled by the problem.

    I run my compressor every time I drive. The compressor oil is circulated when running so I don't see a downside.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2016 at 5:58 PM
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    OMG, really? :bananadance::boink:
     
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    Like totally!! OMG!!!! :rasta:


    Now I need a beer and a good BJ after saying that just to get some of my manhood back LOL
     
  22. Jul 22, 2016 at 6:04 PM
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    Fear sure Fer sure....working today and the heat is gittin to me!
     
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  23. Jul 22, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    this post is a joke. you think a truck loaded with electronics wont have a problem ever? problems happen, but they are rare with a tundra that's why we all have them right? probably talking about his ford
     
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    For all you that are taking wise cracks.....go out to your driveway and try it out.

    I have the feeling that my truck is not the only one.

    I am thankful this is all under warranty!
     
  25. Jul 22, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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    Tell me about it, started mowing my grass as soon as I got in from work. 3 acres with a push mower. Good exercise but hot as Hell!!
    Topped it off with a good beer and about to take a nice cold shower then watch some tv with a couple more brewskis. All in all, good way to spend a late Friday afternoon
     
  26. Jul 22, 2016 at 6:18 PM
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    First of all, is the temp control dial turned to the coldest setting when this occurs?
     
  27. Jul 22, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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    kayakmr

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    Just thinking out loud here.....

    I wonder if the circuit board is used in other Toyota products besides the Tundra?
     
  28. Jul 22, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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    So getting back to your problem, is the temperature control dial turned to the coldest setting when this occurs?
     
  29. Jul 22, 2016 at 6:28 PM
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    No

    The dealer knows the problem.

    Turn the fan multi switch on and the ac clutch/compressor automatically activates.

    It does not matter if the fan multi switch is set at the hottest or coldest setting.

    The only way to turn off the compressor is to turn the fan off.
     
  30. Jul 22, 2016 at 6:32 PM
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    OK, because by design, the A/C compressor comes on anytime the temp dial is turned completely counter-clockwise.
    It's in the owner's manual.

    Guess you have a completely different problem. Good luck.
     
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