Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby fark on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 8:54 +0000

Just because it annoys the fark out of me, my blower fan is being replaced under warranty. It makes a slight squeal squeaking noise on low speed - so if everything is quiet in the car you can hear it, and if you are like me with OCD with rattles and squeaks you go nuts...

Yeah yeah, I know, turn the tunes up...
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby grunf on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:28 +0000

Mine does the same.
It will be a trip to the dealer ...
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby James_k on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 5:19 +0000

Glad to hear a replacement is issued. Mine is also the same and driving me nuts. Did you have to push hard for a replacement mate?
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby fark on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 6:23 +0000

No problem with the dealer at all - even though it didn't really make the noise at the time when i dropped it off. It is due to be changed on the next service - but I don't think I can wait that long :D

TBH, the inside cabin noise is very quiet, so any little rattle or squeak is noticed - but I end up turning the fan off as it hits a nerve for me.
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby Aquaholics on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 6:28 +0000

I have the same issue with my 2016 model, will be asking the dealer to look at it next service.


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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby aedeau on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 1:14 +0000

my 2017 model has started doing this between the last service and now. I have my 30,000km service booked for tonight and hope they will replace the unit instead of greasing it as the high pitched bearing screech is annoying AF
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby Pauly5 on Tue, 23 Jun 2020 3:43 +0000

I know this is an old thread, but did anyone get a solution to this? I have had my fan replaced, and it started up again. I am now hoping they didn't just put some lube in it, and say they changed it.

I reckon it's the bearing, as mine changes pitch when going around corners. It happens on lower fan speeds.
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby grunf on Tue, 23 Jun 2020 4:50 +0000

They just replaced mine for the second time. I was told that first replacement batch was faulty as well.
Insist they replace it again. I have not had any issues since.
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby Pauly5 on Tue, 23 Jun 2020 7:38 +0000

Good to hear. So did they acknowledge there is a fault? I will be calling in tomorrow now. I had a WOF done about a month ago, and asked them to look at it again while hey had it, and they said they ran out of time to look at it. I hate it when dealers brush you off.
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby Pauly5 on Wed, 24 Jun 2020 12:05 +0000

Progress. I called in today, and it's booked in for a new generation fan without high pitched noise.
It was explained that the noise is from the brushes. The original ones were 90 deg to the shaft and caused a high pitched noise, so they solved it by putting the brushes at an angle.

After all that time finally fixed.
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby DeadlyBeast on Fri, 26 Jun 2020 6:01 +0000

Thanks for posting Pauly. Interesting cause of the problem
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby grunf on Fri, 26 Jun 2020 6:16 +0000

Also what I found interesting was it was more noisier during the warm days with just fan on (no aircon).
As soon as I put aircon on, the noise would go away with cold air coming through. Switch the aircon off (leave just fan on) and noise was back in a few minutes.
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby Bushwalker8 on Wed, 01 Jul 2020 4:09 +0000

Good on you guys, everything was fine here until you started talking about it. Now mine's started to squeak...
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby HiluxBill2 on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 8:39 +0000

I'm the same Fellas, mines a 2012 build so looks like I'll be stumping up the coin for a new one. Has anyone had luck with non-genuine, or is not worth the headache.
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby Gipsy on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:27 +0000

I thought this was confined to gen8 Hilux??
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Re: Heater Blower Fan Squeak

Postby grunf on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:57 +0000

Bushwalker8 wrote:Good on you guys, everything was fine here until you started talking about it. Now mine's started to squeak...


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