Ah, i heard someone mention the cabin air filter in another thread. Where is it? How can I get to it? I have a 98 Trep base model. Thanks.
just get some fabreeze and spray it on the whole interior.. that would kill the smell..98PlatTrep said:That sucks because my car reeks of cigarettes and my new puppy when I turn the air on (ewww.) I guess I can just cover it up like everyone else.
You've got it all wrong. A filter out there wouldn't last at all. You have to have the cabin air filter on the inside of the cabin inside the HVAC system. Tomorrow I'll dig up pics of where you could put it. The real pisser though is that the ideal spot you'd have to pull out the dash to do, but it would be a piece of cake. There may be another place to put it that could work just as well, I'll have to look at the second location I'm thinking of more later.04IntrepidSXT said:My 98 Merc Mystique has one - 2g Intrepids don't - I have measured and you would need a filter approx 3"x31"(or 33 I forget offhand) to cover the plastic HVAC intake screen under the cowl cover. Unfortunately, when you look in filter catalogs, they don't list filter size, just car vs part numbers. My casual browsing hasn't revealed a cabin filter that looks like it will fit.
Under the cowl on the passenger side is the place I see them on GM cars and that's where the aftermarket box goes in my wife's PT.04IntrepidSXT said:Well I guess Ford has it all wrong. The Merc is the only car I've owned that had one. To change it, you have to take off the right side cowl cover and reach down in there to take the filter out. I believe the change interval is every 15 or 18k.
The best place to put a filter is UPstream, before the motor and fan that is sucking the air in(like in your house). Otherwise, you suck in pollen, dirt, etc into the ductwork.
Plus what would you rather do - pull out 6 screws and a cover or pull off the whole dash????
Just for giggles, I'll snap a pic of the Mystique's filter tonight.