Toyota

Have Toyota Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My vent control knob (the one with defrost on it) was

Customer Question
difficult to turn but now...
My vent control knob (the one with defrost on it) was difficult to turn but now it's real easy. Point is, it's not operating 100%. Toyota told me it would cost $900 to fix it and it has something to do with an actuator. Can you tell me if this sounds even remotely logical to you? I nearly spit out the coffee I was drinking. And it won't pass state inspection without properly working. Seriously, I went it for a know to be fixed.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Toyota
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
2/27/2016
Toyota Mechanic: Randall C, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
Randall C
Randall C, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 13,440
Experience: ASE Master Technician, 32 years, diagnostic/repair / electrical specialist
Verified

Hello, I need to start with year? make? model and engine size, thanks

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a toyota mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Chris (aka-Moose) Your Own Question
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose), Auto Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 1,115
1,115 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16 years of experience

Chris (aka-Moose) is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU!

JugheadUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Auto Technician

1,115 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

199 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Master Tech. 30 years experience.

Amedee

Amedee

Toyota Technician

1,245 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

401 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

9 satisfied customers

Toyota tech. ASE Certified Technician

Skyvisions

Skyvisions

ASE Certified Technician

13,102 satisfied customers

Toyota Master Diagnostic

Genchi Genbutsu

Genchi Genbutsu

Toyota Master Technician

3,761 satisfied customers

Toyota Certified Master Diagnostic Technician, ASE Master Technician with L1 Advanced Engine

< Previous | Next >

Related Toyota Questions
My vent control door is not moving and I do not have
My vent control door is not moving and I do not have defrost … read more
Randall C
Randall C
ASE Certified Technician
13,440 satisfied customers
My daughter wants to buy a 2006 RAV4, but the air flow selector
My daughter wants to buy a 2006 RAV4, but the air flow selector knob will not turn to defrost. All the air just comes out of the face vents. No air will come out of the defrost or floor vents. I am tr… read more
Jared D
Jared D
Shop Supervisor
Bachelor\u0027s
3 satisfied customers
99 Toyota Avalon. Original AC. Was working until winter.
99 Toyota Avalon. Original AC. Was working until winter. Turned it on yesterday for the first time in 5 months and no cold air and AC button when pushed is not green. AC button when it is continually … read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
I have a Toyota Avalon 1998. The check engine light is on.
Hi, my name is***** have a Toyota Avalon 1998. The check engine light is on. The OBD reports says: … read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2 satisfied customers
I have a 2000 toyota corolla and my front defrosters are not
hi, I have a 2000 toyota corolla and my front defrosters are not emitting any air, I was wondering how I should go about fixing it… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
Rav4: The air vent on the dashboard of my 2011 Rav4 doesnt
The air vent on the dashboard of my 2011 Rav4 doesn't open when I turn on A/C. A/C seems to be working fine and is blowing out of floor vents fine.… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
tundra: Hi, I have a 2007 tundra sr5 dbl cab 4.7l with manual
Hi, I have a 2007 tundra sr5 dbl cab 4.7l with manual dual climate control. having this problem, air will only come out the defrost vents (can change from hot to cold with no problems on driver and pa… read more
ToyotaTom
ToyotaTom
some college education
138 satisfied customers
The automatic door locks on my 2005 Camry lock automatically
The automatic door locks on my 2005 Camry lock automatically but only the driver door unlocks automatically with my remote. The remote battery is good and door lock program has been re-programmed but … read more
Dave Nova
Dave Nova
Auto Dealership Owner
Associate Degree
34 satisfied customers
1996 Toyota Avalon: matter where you trun the knob to for the A/C ( ie
I have a 1996 Toyota Avalon that I'm having a problem with the A/C / Defroster / knob. The A/C works very well but will not blow out of any of the vents except a little bit out of the driver vent. It … read more
Genchi Genbutsu
Genchi Genbutsu
Toyota Master Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,761 satisfied customers
1999 land cruiser: cold air..blows..passenger..a vent that is stuck
I have a 1999 Landcruiser and cold air always blows in on the passenger floor. Is there a vent that is stuck open or a small damper not opening and shutting properly? If so what part do I need to orde… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
Toyota Sequoia: V..ventilation system seems to be inside air
I have a Toyota Sequoia 2002 V-8. The default setting for the air source for the ventilation system seems to be "inside air". Every time the ignition is turned off and then on again, the system revert… read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
2003 Toyota Corolla LE: nearly 230,000 miles on it..interior..drove
Hi I am thinking to buy a 2003 Toyota Corolla LE which has nearly 230,000 miles on it. It is in great condition both exterior and interior and looks to be well maintained..Test drove it and didn't fee… read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
Toyota Celica GT 2003 Toyota Celica. A/C fan blows but only
2003 Toyota Celica. A/C fan blows but only thru side vents and defroster vents. Not thru middle vents or floor vents. Looked at vent direction switch located by interior fuse box and can see it workin… read more
ToyotaTom
ToyotaTom
some college education
138 satisfied customers
Toyota Celica: 2001 and have had very few major problems with it
I have had by Toyota Celica since I purchased it in 2001 and have had very few major problems with it. My question is about the remote control. I have the type which is kidney shaped. The big red butt… read more
Toyotapro
Toyotapro
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,283 satisfied customers
2000 Toyota Sienna: 000 miles..gas station..engine started missing
I have a 2000 Toyota Sienna with 240,000 miles on it. I have been extremely fortunate in that I have never had any kind of a problem with it. About a month ago, while driving after putting gas in it f… read more
Toyotapro
Toyotapro
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,283 satisfied customers
2002 Camry: p0420..i passed the state inspection it came back
i have a 2002 Camry and have changed the 2 cats twice aqnd i still get the p0420 error code. i got it the first time at about 90000 miles so i changed the cat----$900. then three weeks after i passed … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
1999 toyota camry: with the engine light reading the code p0446
How much would it cost to fix a 1999 toyota camery with the engine light reading the code P0446?… read more
Toyotapro
Toyotapro
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,283 satisfied customers
2005 toyota tacoma: making a loud noise under hood like a fog horn
i have a 2005 toyota tacoma. Ran ok last 2 yrs. when i turned it on today it was making a loud noise under hood like a fog horn. never did that before. i noticed that when i turned off the fan it stop… read more
Victor
Victor
Diagnose & Repair cust. vehicles
Associate Degree
752 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x