2000 Camry: AC Only Works on High Setting

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Old 18 Jul 2010, 03:05 pm   #1 (permalink)
toyodriver
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Default 2000 Camry: AC Only Works on High Setting

I've been happy with my 2000 Toyota Camry for years. The AC and heat
had always worked fine till last winter. I noticed the heat wasn't
working to full capacity only from the driver's footwell vent. All
others were fine. I lived with it and didn't do anything about it.

Today, when I started my car, the AC was on and then it made a low but
audible click or thump which sounded like the AC had shut off but I
hadn't shut it off. I put my hand to the vent and felt nothing - no
breeze at all. So I turned the manual setting switch to Off and
restarted it, but again nothing on setting 1, 2, or 3. On the high 4
setting, I did feel some air come out and it was cool (not cold but it
is 100 degrees out today). The air is cool if I put the AC on for the
footwelll ducts but only on the high setting as well.

I don't know how long the AC on the high setting may last.

Any ideas on what it could be and what a mechanic may charge?

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Old 18 Jul 2010, 03:39 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"toyodriver" <theamp@historyonline.net> wrote in message
news:62e366d5-7d51-409d-b3da-dbf1b0981751@i31g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
> I've been happy with my 2000 Toyota Camry for years. The AC and heat
> had always worked fine till last winter. I noticed the heat wasn't
> working to full capacity only from the driver's footwell vent. All
> others were fine. I lived with it and didn't do anything about it.
>
> Today, when I started my car, the AC was on and then it made a low but
> audible click or thump which sounded like the AC had shut off but I
> hadn't shut it off. I put my hand to the vent and felt nothing - no
> breeze at all. So I turned the manual setting switch to Off and
> restarted it, but again nothing on setting 1, 2, or 3. On the high 4
> setting, I did feel some air come out and it was cool (not cold but it
> is 100 degrees out today). The air is cool if I put the AC on for the
> footwelll ducts but only on the high setting as well.
>
> I don't know how long the AC on the high setting may last.
>
> Any ideas on what it could be and what a mechanic may charge?
>


Probably the resistor pack for the fan speed is bad. It just controls the
speed of the fan. While you don't want to run it, check the heater and see
if the fan only works on the high settins also. It is the same fan for
both.


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Old 18 Jul 2010, 04:52 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Jul 18, 3:39*pm, "Ralph Mowery" <rmowery28...@earthlink.net> wrote:
> "toyodriver" <the...@historyonline.net> wrote in message
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> news:62e366d5-7d51-409d-b3da-dbf1b0981751@i31g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
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Probably the resistor pack for the fan speed is bad. *It just
controls the
> speed of the fan. *While you don't want to run it, check the heater andsee
> if the fan only works on thehighsettins also. *It is the same fan for
> both.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


You are correct. I just tried the heat as well as the regular fan and
all 3 (w/ AC) only work at all on high setting.
Any idea how much this will cost to correct? Or any guess as to
likelihood that even the high setting will go out?
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Old 19 Jul 2010, 08:31 am   #4 (permalink)
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"toyodriver" <theamp@historyonline.net> wrote in message
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On Jul 18, 3:39 pm, "Ralph Mowery" <rmowery28...@earthlink.net> wrote:
> "toyodriver" <the...@historyonline.net> wrote in message
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Probably the resistor pack for the fan speed is bad. It just
controls the
> speed of the fan. While you don't want to run it, check the heater and see
> if the fan only works on thehighsettins also. It is the same fan for
> both.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


> You are correct. I just tried the heat as well as the regular fan and
> all 3 (w/ AC) only work at all on high setting.
> Any idea how much this will cost to correct? Or any guess as to
> likelihood that even the high setting will go out?


As Ralph said in his prior post, the problem is most likely a bad fan speed
control resistor pack. It is an inexpensive part (less than $17 from Rock
Auto). Here is what is looks like -
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=1188498

Go to this pdf for information on where it is located
http://www.camrystuff.com/manuals/Ge...nditioning.pdf (see page
AC-64).

The risistor is behind the glove compartment. You remove the glove
compartment, an electrical connector, and two screws and the old resistor is
out of the car. Probably a 15 minute job.

Ed



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Old 20 Jul 2010, 01:54 am   #5 (permalink)
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On Jul 18, 5:52*pm, toyodriver <the...@historyonline.net> wrote:
> On Jul 18, 3:39*pm, "Ralph Mowery" <rmowery28...@earthlink.net> wrote:>"toyodriver" <the...@historyonline.net> wrote in message
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> >news:62e366d5-7d51-409d-b3da-dbf1b0981751@i31g2000yqm.googlegroups.com....

>
> *Probably the resistor pack for the fan speed is bad. *It just
> controls the
>
> > speed of the fan. *While you don't want to run it, check the heater and see
> > if the fan only works on thehighsettins also. *It is the same fan for
> > both.- Hide quoted text -

>
> > - Show quoted text -

>
> You are correct. I just tried the heat as well as the regular fan and
> all 3 (w/ AC) only work at all on high setting.
> Any idea how much this will cost to correct? Or any guess as to
> likelihood that even the high setting will go out?


Hi there, I also have a 2000 Camry and had the same problem last
winter. I went to Toyota, got the part and installed it myself. The
part was around 50 bucks cdn, if I remember correctly. The fan will
always work on high. The resistor is used to lower the amount of power
traveling to the fan motor. Its kind like a fancy dimmer switch.
However, on high, the resistor is bypassed and electricity is sent
directly to the fan motor. At least that's what I was told from Toyota
when I had the same problem. The reason they burn out, is because they
are installed into the fan intake ductwork to keep them cool, however,
when they get too cold, the moist air condenses onto it creating
corrosion and eventually failure of the part. Again another piece of
information relayed to me from Toyota. Good luck!
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