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      Re: Cabin air filter




      There's a plastic tab on the bottom that holds it in, but be careful, it's easy to break. After you remove the big bar across the front and pull that cover off the filter pulls (more or less) straight out. I'd suggest vacuuming up the leaves and crap that get sucked in there too.

      Actually, looking closer at that picture I don't think you actually have the opening for the filter, it looks like it's sealed?



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      Re: Cabin air filter

      ya i was looking at that area and it does look like its sealed ....

      i dont see any tabs ..

      i wish it was the filter as i always get trash flying out of my vents....

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      Re: Cabin air filter

      See I am not crazy after all!!!. That is the same thing I was looking at, and yes the box is sealed. Hence my post and question of whether or not the SVM without AC has one. I don't think so. Whew, I feel better now.

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      Re: Cabin air filter

      to bad we dont have filters
      im tired of having to clean up after everything that flys into the car.

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      Re: Cabin air filter

      There is a filter in there. Look at the photo above. After you remove the four screws from the metal bar, you will be able to remove the small cover that was circled in red in the photo above.

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      Re: Cabin air filter

      so yeah... if you hear funny sounds coming from that area and decide to stick your head under there while unclipping that tab... I'd suggest safety glasses... I got an eye full of palm tree seeds a few days ago when my a/c went out.

      (fixed by topping off with some new a/c fluid... bummer as it's a sealed system and should last forever)

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      Re: Cabin air filter

      Quote Originally Posted by subachad
      (fixed by topping off with some new a/c fluid... bummer as it's a sealed system and should last forever)
      Unless you have have a leak.

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      Re: Cabin air filter

      Quote Originally Posted by 07_aveo
      Quote Originally Posted by subachad
      (fixed by topping off with some new a/c fluid... bummer as it's a sealed system and should last forever)
      Unless you have have a leak.
      If a sealed system does not last forever... one could deduct that there may perhaps be a leak... or maybe, I should just get over calling it a sealed systems as it was designed and accept the fact a repair might be coming up...

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      Re: Cabin air filter

      even though its sealed, its still got O rings and other things that fade with time, depending on use and climate.

      also the condenser is in front of the rad, so it can get a pin hole leak from road debris. doubt this is your problem though, cause you wouldn't have been able to recharge it.

      theoretically, if you had enough palm tree seeds in there to clog the evaporator, so it would work in-efficiently enough for how small the system is, your compressor could have "boiled" off some of the refrigerant. but the compressor would have needed to get pretty hot, and there would have to have been enough clogging to cause little to no temp change through the evaporator to keep the pressure up (plus get past the pressure valve) to do that.. the system would have been kicking off and on for a while.. (similarly to when the refrigerant is low, but consistently since the pressure switch would keep it running)

      most systems need a slight recharge after 5 years, again with use/climate, anyhow. just from the system burning the pag oil out of it. i would say if you refilled it with a bottle that also had O ring conditioner, you would probably be ok for longer than you think. but the presence of a leak is possible..


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      Thank God for this post, its helped me smile ear to ear again, I had a completely blocked airfilter, it didn't allow any airflow through it.





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