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#1 (permalink) Old 04-25-2010, 05:48 PM
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Internal Fan Noise

I recently had my RAV4 serviced and the guy changed the air condition filter, due to the fact that it was unusually dirty, but since he put it back in, I noticed everytime I turn on the face for the air condition or just the fact, I hear a sound like something is obstructing the fan.

I checked for wires to see if they were touching the fac, etc, but nothing is in its path.

Is this an easy fix where I can take out the fan and put it back in, or do I have to go to my mechanic, because this noise is driving me crazy.

Its getting so annoying that I have to turn the radio loud enough that I don't hear this noice.

Thanks in advance guys.
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I changed mine and the opening that the filter slides into is a close fit. I knocked some of the debris off the top of the filter without knowing it until I had replaced it. it falls on the fan and will cause a hum or vibration depending on what it is. the fan is very easy to remove. loosen the panel under the dash to gain access to the fan. 3 bolts hold it in. Unplug the electric connector and you can remover it and inspect/clean it out then reinstall. This is a job that sounds more intimidating than it is. it will fall into place if you get into it. Oops, just notice you are talking 4.2, I'm speaking of 4.3. good luck.

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I'll see if that can work. Thanks for the input
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