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2004 lexus rx330: hi, clicking sound..servo motor..same noise

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hi, clicking sound from right side of dash on 2004 lexus rx330 resumed 2 years later after having servo motor replaced by lexus for same noise. Is this something that I can replace myself and any ideas on how to avoid reoccurrence?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Tom replied 3 years ago.
Ok so its the same exact noise as before ? Does it happen more when switching from hot to cold or floor to defrost?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It seems the colder the auto setting is put at, the quicker it will reduce the frequency of clicking.

 

Haven't noticed a pattern in the floor vs defrost but haven't tried it much.

Expert:  Tom replied 3 years ago.
Ok this is usually an issue with the air mix motor this is what was replaced last time . To can repair this yourself .
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
how do I identify which one it is? Once I remove the glovebox is it easy to get to or what else is involved?
Expert:  Tom replied 3 years ago.
It's easily accessible from under the dash. Just make sure you remove the one that's making that noise . Also once it's removed make sure there is no debris or any broken or binding pieces . You can also get the part from a salvage yard to save even more money.
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