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Old 01-26-2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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Change your Cabin Air Filter

It REALLY makes a difference!

I just changed mine today (good luck finding an auto parts store around here that has one).

Previous owner must have smoked in the car a few times with recirc on? The smell of smoke very faintly came from the vents. Checked the cabin air filter yesterday and it was NASTY! And guess what else... smelled like smoke!

Installed the new one today and vuala! Smells like new car again
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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Where is it and how hard is it to change ?

Also what is cost of new filter ?
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:25 AM   #3
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Where is it and how hard is it to change ?

Also what is cost of new filter ?
Here ya go !!

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The Cabin Air Filter is about $15.00
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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Where is it and how hard is it to change ?

Also what is cost of new filter ?

Under the hood, easy to change.

Ebay less than 15 bucks shipped to the house.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #5
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Changed mine yesterday after having the original one for 20,000 miles. Haven't driven it yet with the A/C on, so no word on a difference just yet. But there should be one, considering my old filter was super dirty compared to the new one, lol
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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Ya'll have links for the filter?
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:16 PM   #7
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Amazon has the TYC cabin filters for $11.50 with free super saver shipping. Granted you need to spend another $13.50 for the free shipping though.

Just Google "TYC cabin filter"
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:29 PM   #8
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Amazon has the TYC cabin filters for $11.50 with free super saver shipping. Granted you need to spend another $13.50 for the free shipping though.

Just Google "TYC cabin filter"
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:04 PM   #9
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This is what a new one next to a 21,000 mile one looks like.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #10
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There is a WIX replacement too that should be easier to find locally.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #11
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My filter looked exactly like rtcat600man's
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:46 AM   #12
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Changed mine yesterday. It's the second time I've changed it since I've had the car. If your new car smell is gone and you miss it, I suggest a new cabin air filter! The smell coming through the vents (with recirculate off) reminds me of when I got the car new!

Shop around, too. Napa auto parts had 4 in stock and quoted me 39.99. Advance auto parts said they could have one in the next day for 21.99. I went with the latter.
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:24 PM   #13
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All 3 of mine as I change them around 20K miles, have come from Ebay and cost was 15, 17 and 13 for each.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:57 PM   #14
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Just for fun , try this . First put in a new cabin filter and crank the ac and see how it feels ,then remove it and try again . You get much more air flow without it . Now you say it filters out dust and pollen . But if you ever roll down your windows ............
Your ac will blow harder and colder without the cabin filter .
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:39 PM   #15
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Sure that may be true. However, now all that dirt and pollen is getting clogged inside your vents
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:43 PM   #16
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the air may blow harder at first, but all that dirt/pollen crap will end up on your evap coil. This will restrict air flow, can be smelly too. Change your filters people... Take it from an a/c tech...
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:00 PM   #17
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FYI ,MY 2005 Chevy Silvarado 2500 HD duramax came without a cabin air filter and my 2003 Hummer H3 also had no cabin filter. Both have never had any AC problems of funny smell from the vents. In the event that you do get a odor from HVAC vents in a car or truck a can of Lysoil will kill it no problem . FYI new car dealers and manufacturers make more money on parts and service then they do on the sale of a new car . If my 2005 Silvarado 2500HD 4x4 didn't need a cabin filter when GM built it ,why should it now? Also it must not have a clogged evap coil because after 10 years of on and off road driving it still blows harder and much colder then my new 2014 Camaro 1SS,RS,1LE in the heat of Phoenix .The Hummer never had a cabin air filter as delivered new in 03 ,but it still blows hard and cold also .The Hummer is not as cold as the Silverado and never was. The 05 Silverado on recerc blows 34 to 36 degrees and always has ( checked with infrared thermometer ) ,and I have to turn it down on most 112 degree days . I too am an AC tech ,and have a used car lot and we do 8 to 10 Ac jobs a month in the summer .
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:55 PM   #18
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well I've driven older trucks that had low air flow from vents. Those were older than yours. If it came with a filter, you should change as needed....
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:36 PM   #19
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It's true for your house too, but I don't see any a/c techs recommending you pull the filters out and run it that way.

Same with oil, and air intakes. Better flow without filters, but you'll risk mucking something up.

So why use filters? Because it's cheap insurance against clogged evap coils. If you have filters, use them. If not, then you can't.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:40 PM   #20
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well I've driven older trucks that had low air flow from vents. Those were older than yours. If it came with a filter, you should change as needed....
So if it came with exhaust manifolds and cats you should leave them on ?
How about CAGS ,it came with that .
And the stock factory airbox ,.
And there must be no reason to port the TB also.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:14 PM   #21
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The dealer change mine with the 40000 KM service .
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:56 PM   #22
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Thanks all!
Been wondering about this.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:05 PM   #23
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Is there an OEM part # for the AC delco one?
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Is there an OEM part # for the AC delco one?

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