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#1431498 - 04/10/09 10:30 PM My car doesn't have a cabin air filter?
Klutch9 Offline


Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 1741
Loc: Rochester, MI, US, World
because i cant find a part number for it. i've searched Wix and elsewhere and im not coming up with anything. i thought all cars had one, but maybe im wrong? car is a 1997 Grand Am
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#1431507 - 04/10/09 10:41 PM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: Klutch9]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46603
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
No. In fact only "lux" cars had them in the 1990's. (I'm sure I'll get [censored] for this) Lots of cars have them now. Not sure which car was the first ever to have a real cabin filter.

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#1431509 - 04/10/09 10:45 PM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: Pablo]
wirelessF Offline


Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 1235
Loc: Oahu, Hawaii
In some cars (like toyotas before 2004) the evaporator (if you have A/C) acts like a filter, or more like a cr*p catcher.

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#1431510 - 04/10/09 10:47 PM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: wirelessF]
mstrjon32 Offline


Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 1565
Loc: Elkridge, MD
Wow. Nasty.

I've never replaced the cabin air filter in my car, maybe it's time. It is 3 years old.

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#1431548 - 04/10/09 11:54 PM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: mstrjon32]
Billy_D Offline


Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 965
Loc: midwest
You should be fine if you replace the cabin air filter every two years.

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#1431578 - 04/11/09 01:40 AM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: Billy_D]
crinkles Offline


Registered: 05/28/07
Posts: 5482
Loc: Australia
mine doesn't have one.

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#1431616 - 04/11/09 06:34 AM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: crinkles]
aaxb970 Offline


Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 366
Loc: Cambridge. Ontario, Canada
It must be a option on newer vehicles.
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#1431676 - 04/11/09 08:00 AM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: aaxb970]
John K Offline


Registered: 09/06/03
Posts: 943
Loc: Loveland, Ohio
My 2001 Honda Odyssey has one, the first one I've had. It varies with brand and model. Might be able to look at filter manufacturer site and see which cars have one....

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#1431678 - 04/11/09 08:09 AM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: John K]
John K Offline


Registered: 09/06/03
Posts: 943
Loc: Loveland, Ohio
Wix site

Says they are on most cars since about year 2000. Probably don't have one if the car doesn't have a/c.

If you read near the bottom they mention that this has become a big profit item for fast lube places.....

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#1431782 - 04/11/09 09:40 AM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: John K]
John_K Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 2276
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
 Originally Posted By: John K

If you read near the bottom they mention that this has become a big profit item for fast lube places.....


That's why I resisted changing my wife's Sonata, it seemed just like a moneymaker. But after taking one out and seeing how filthy it was, seems like a good idea.

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#1431823 - 04/11/09 10:33 AM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: John_K]
firemachine69 Offline


Registered: 04/29/08
Posts: 1685
Loc: Sudbury, ON, Canada
My Yaris has a slot for the cabin air filter. Funny how the manual mentions it's a "regular maintenance item", when it isn't even installed from the factory.
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#1432344 - 04/12/09 01:06 AM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: John_K]
Mau Offline


Registered: 03/11/07
Posts: 642
Loc: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
I know 99 and up honda's have em...

My prelude 97 and 98 did not have cabin filters but my 99-01 does, its a f'ing expensive change too for that car as its 2 filters and the first time you change it you have to cut some plastic bits....
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#1432698 - 04/12/09 04:16 PM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: Mau]
RF Overlord Offline


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 3104
Loc: Cape Cod, MA
Various family cars:

'96 and '99 Taurus: both had them

'06 Ford Fusion does not, but has a seat filter (!)

'08 RAV4 and '09 Corolla: both use the same filter.
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#1432733 - 04/12/09 05:20 PM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: RF Overlord]
Cutehumor Offline


Registered: 12/10/02
Posts: 8943
Loc: USA
 Originally Posted By: RF Overlord
Various family cars:

'96 and '99 Taurus: both had them

'06 Ford Fusion does not, but has a seat filter (!)

'08 RAV4 and '09 Corolla: both use the same filter.


seat filter??? you eat alot of burritos???
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#1432740 - 04/12/09 05:29 PM Re: My car doesn't have a cabin air filter? [Re: Cutehumor]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46603
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Man that's a great invention!

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