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When should you change your cabin air filter?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Iakopa84, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Aug 5, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    Iakopa84

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    Probably before it looks like this.... :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Aug 5, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    Mice?
     
  3. Aug 5, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Yeah, there was a mouse nest on top of it
     
  4. Aug 5, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    JKD

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    No mouse nest on mine, just 47,000 miles in Kansas and parking outside.

    [​IMG]

    Thread here.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    :eek: I mean :eek:!!
    I have seen a few posts of dirty cab filters, but wow, those are bad. The nest was one thing, but you guys did not notice anything with the air quality? :confused:
     
  6. Aug 5, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    There wasn't any noticeable smell, but I did notice the AC blower was not putting out much air. I had to turn it on full force to really get any air coming out. That's when I decided to check the filter
     
  7. Aug 5, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    I better check mine out.

    By the way, that is a gorgeous dog in your avatar. I really like snow dogs.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    Really? :D
    Check out this site for good filters cheap. I have ordered and I am currently using them, and they look just like a factory filter. I paid 3.62 ea.
    logical-source.com
     
  9. Aug 5, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    ...and a good source for reasonably priced replacements?...
     
  10. Aug 5, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    My truck didn't even come with one.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    Check post above- OEM copy for 3.62 ea
     
  12. Aug 5, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    You can get good TYC replacement filters from Logical-source.com and from Amazon. They're more expensive on Amazon, but you get free shipping...either one works. I bought mine from logical-source.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    not to many, love it the way it is
    Just changed out the filter in mine, it was really dirty. a few pine needles made their way in there, nothing living in there though...

    Its a good thing you're not smelling the mice smell in your truck, hopefully the mice will not come back to make a new nest. they sure knew how to ride in style :)
     
  14. Aug 5, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    But I believe you can run one, and I think your all set up for it, its just that the 05's did not come stock with the filter. Maybe someone who has an 05 can chime in...:confused:
     
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    I can put one in, I just never did. Cab seems fine without it.
     
  16. Aug 5, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    I never had a truck with a cab in filter, but now that I do, its like "bottled water", it has to be better right? :homer: I guess it can not hurt unless it restricts air flow like mentioned above...:D
     
  17. Aug 5, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    I feel ya.
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  18. Aug 5, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    how do you change one out?
     
  19. Aug 5, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page, and click one of those threads.
     
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    I don't run one at all, which probably explains the cloud of dust when I kick the ac to turbo mode.
     
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