Check those cabin filters!!!

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jakearoo

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I am one of the lucky ones that had to tear my dash out to replace my evaporator at about 85k miles on my 2013, I bought the truck with 50k on it and immediately added the filter but it must have been too late as it failed. When I took the evaporator out it was really clogged with crap and had corroded as well which caused the leak. While it was apart I cleaned everything I could get to and it was filthy and smelled pretty bad. Once it was back together, WOW what a difference, no smell, much more airflow, no weird whistling noises. I did the filter mod to my current 2015 as soon as I got it and cleaned the evaporator as well.
 

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i cant make this one up.. bought my daughter a 2006 subaru outback. and this was the cabin filter..AC started blowing nice and cold after i changed this out..

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Looks like someone was building a home lol. Had a mess like that in my HHR that sits as a spare :O
 

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My 2012 Bighorn doesnt have one either-Ive seen videos on how to cut out to install one and then forgot all about it till now.
If I dont have the filter then i assume that the air and crud just blows through right-I shouldnt have to worry about any build up on condensor or anything else if there is no filter-am i correct?
 

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If I dont have the filter then i assume that the air and crud just blows through right-I shouldnt have to worry about any build up on condensor or anything else if there is no filter-am i correct?
What can happen is the crud that blow through the coil can plug it up or at least get it dirty ,so you may get less cooling or heating ! A lot depends on how dusty your area is !You will see the crud at your first CAF change ! As mentioned we did run cars for years with out them for years , But I prefer not to take the chance of gumming up the coils ! I wonder if the poster who said they are a scam thinks the oil filters are a scam lol but think he just likes to stir the pot lol
 

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WOW! I just changed it and the air flow is great.

I thought with a 2500 being up so high it wouldn't get very dirty.

I can't believe they don't come from the factory with one.
 

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WOW! I just changed it and the air flow is great.

I thought with a 2500 being up so high it wouldn't get very dirty.

I can't believe they don't come from the factory with one.
From what I know they come with the CAF now ! They did before as well but then stopped :O
 

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2011 ram didnt come with it.. but i cut the door out, and installed one.
I had to cut y door our as well on my 2015.. Not sure what year they stopped :O
 
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What I noticed was the defrost... it was seriously lacking and hence I changed mine. Jojo, that is some weird wild stuff right there boy....

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Just replaced mine again a couple days ago at 38,500. I was replacing it every 12K but ended up going like 18K this time and it was still pretty clean.
 

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I updated my '14 to accept cabin filters. The kit I got contained an OEM filter. It was junk IMHO. The pleats could pinch in on the sides. So I got a Purolator Boss filter. Much better design.
 

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I updated my '14 to accept cabin filters. The kit I got contained an OEM filter. It was junk IMHO. The pleats could pinch in on the sides. So I got a Purolator Boss filter. Much better design.
I agree the OEM is pretty flimsy , I found after market better and cheaper lol
 

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K&N makes a washable one, VF2013. I have had mine for 6 years now and it is holding up very well. Money well spent.
 
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