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post #1 of 11 Old 01-24-2009, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Cabin air filter

Am I wasting my time looking for a AC cabin air filter on 2000 Cherokee. Does it even have one and where is it located?

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-24-2009, 06:01 PM
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Whats it for? I've heard this question before, but dont understand why its needed.

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post #3 of 11 Old 01-24-2009, 06:05 PM
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It does the same thing a filter in your home heating/AC unit does. Filters out junk in the air. Alot of vehicles dont even have them. some have the slot but wont put the filter in.

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post #4 of 11 Old 01-25-2009, 06:57 AM
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I've seen this doen to TJs with a K&N type filter under the cowl grill. It's removeable on TJs. I wonder if there's a way on XJs.

By the way, this would be awesome for dusty locals. I spent years in Southern California in the dusty deserts (and mountains). Dust gets EVERYWHERE!!!! This includes your lungs. It seems like tablespoons of dirt come out onto tissues. A cabin filter was moot on the CJ, but XJs have a fighting chance at keeping the dust out.

One of my favorite "ah-ha" moments was when I realized a paint brush is great for getting the dust out of the cracks and crevises of dashboards. It would be great not to have that chore.
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post #5 of 11 Old 01-25-2009, 07:12 AM
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almost all road tractors have them they are very useful, never seen any on regular vehicles though.
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post #6 of 11 Old 01-25-2009, 07:35 AM
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If it has it, its behind the glove box, or thats where most are

Drop your glove box see if you see one back there just pops in and out usually 2 clips
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post #7 of 11 Old 01-25-2009, 08:21 AM
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Nope, you don't have one.
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post #8 of 11 Old 01-25-2009, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by 350x View Post
almost all road tractors have them they are very useful, never seen any on regular vehicles though.
My 03 Town Car has one

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post #9 of 11 Old 01-25-2009, 09:13 AM
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What DB said. No such filter.
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-25-2009, 10:43 AM
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Well then there's your moneymaker, Fab. up an aftermarket upgrade and sell it to all the dust eating XJ owners.
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post #11 of 11 Old 01-25-2009, 12:22 PM
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the cabin intake is underneath the passenger side cowl. it's unreachable without cutting the cowl. there is no filter on it. however if you want to cut a hole in the cowl, you can put one on it--you can see it at the top of this pic

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