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Cabin filter flow ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 10TRDOFFROAD, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    10TRDOFFROAD

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    Replaced my cabin filter yesterday. The problem I have is that I don't remember which way i removed it. The new filter has arrows on it saying " Flow" How do I know which way the " Flow" is...... Upon further trying to resolve the problem. It seems that the fan pulls the air down toward it. Meaning the "Flow" is from above the filter to the fan? Help Please. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    TicTacOma

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    Without going out to look, I'd think as long as the "wording" is facing rightside up, that's how it goes.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    the access cover should tell you which way it goes,flow is towards the floor
     
  4. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    I think you are right, the fan sucks the air through the filter and in to the cabin so the arrow should point down.......I think:confused:
     
  5. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    you can put it in upside down.the only reason it has a flow direction is where the pleats on the end of the filter where cut.the end of the pleat fits in the channel on the cabin filter housing,sealing it better.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    You can always turn the fan on and see which way the air goes...
     
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    Icefox, Nice truck!!! Got any more pics?
     
  8. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    I stated that in my thread.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    Well I've changed my filter twice and the dirt and debris is always on top so I guess the flow is towards the fan.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2010 at 2:38 AM
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    Arrow is supposed to be facing up; at least the Tacoma specific directions that came with my filter said so.
     
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    so where is this filter located? somewhere inside i take it.........lol:D
     
  13. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:23 AM
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    nevermind....just found it on a search
     
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    And the answer is.......?
     
  15. Nov 17, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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  16. Nov 17, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Just changed mine and the flow goes down.
     
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