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Unread 06-30-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Cabin air filter

Hello all! I had a lazy saturday, so I decided to look into the cabin air filter and the engine filter. Both were original from the factory. The attached shows the new cabin filter next to the current one. That is what 7 months and 16k miles looks like with a little Houston pollution for good measure. I think it was definitely worth the $$ to change it.

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Unread 06-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting that. Looks like I better get mine changed soon.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 05:11 AM   #3
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Often people forget about filters especially the cabin filter! Good post....
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Unread 07-02-2012, 08:07 AM   #4
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I probably would have vacuumed that one out, or blow it out with low-pressure air from the other side -- and put it back in. I've seen pictures of much worse. Your new one might look the same after 2 months. It doesn't take much dust to make a white filter look dirty. Could you still see through it when held up to light?
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Unread 07-02-2012, 08:16 AM   #5
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I lived in the dust and dirt of South Texas before moving to Houston. If I could have blown it out I would. There was no way to see through it, and the dust was visibly stacked in the pleats. The filter is not one you can see through New anyway. I thought about that, but it wasn't possible. I am very happy the cabin filter is a real filter, not just some really fine mesh to stop leaves and bugs, etc etc.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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Where is it?

For those of us that haven't taken the time yet to replace the cabin filter...
Can you tell us where it is and how you get to it?
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Unread 07-02-2012, 09:20 AM   #7
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For those of us that haven't taken the time yet to replace the cabin filter...
Can you tell us where it is and how you get to it?
Thanks
Try searching the forum:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...uards-1237790/

This post has some pictures and a good description.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #8
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Thanks to Jeep

Some vehicles with cabin filters require removal of the glove box or more of the dash to change the cabin air filter. Honda Accords are famous for this.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 03:56 PM   #9
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I believe it's time for mine to be changed as well. Any suggestions on online vendor? Best I could find for the pair was $62 ($50 + $12 S&H). I've called around locally but haven't found a better deal even without shipping.

I also noticed that Purolator has part numbers out, but no one seems to have them. Has anyone found them?
Air Filter - A36116
Cabin Air Filter - C36156

BTW, these are the Mopar part numbers I found for my 2011 WK2 Laredo:
Air Filter - 04861756AA
Cabin Air Filter - 68079487AA
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Unread 07-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #10
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Both filters wre reasonably priced at the Parts Dept at the dealer. ~$60 for both filters. And they have them in stock...always.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 09:51 AM   #11
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I'm looking to replace my cabin air filter, any good alternatives to factory? I went to napa and they have a wix for $28.99. I haven't priced the dealer yet.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 10:17 AM   #12
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Here is the one I bought. Fits fine. Don't know why the items listed for Dodge Durango are often cheaper than the GC, even if it is the same part number. Same thing when I bought my stainless pedals - got the ones marked for the Durango for less than the GC ones.

This is free shipping if you have Amazon Prime (which I do), and it arrives in 2 days:

http://www.amazon.com/TYC-800161P-Re...ype=automotive
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Unread 10-23-2012, 11:07 AM   #13
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Justal13, the one you linked... does it use the existing frame in the GC?
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Unread 10-23-2012, 01:24 PM   #14
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It is same design as the original (which really does not have a "frame" to speak of). Ie, it looked exactly like the OEM original factory unit I removed to install it. It just slides into the slot behind the glovebox, with the printed info side facing out. It has an arrow for airflow direction, so make sure it is pointed the same direction as the one you removed (pay attention before you remove the old one).

By the way, some of the change instructions I have seen in some forum posts are incorrect. To replace the filter, grab the "shelf" that the owner manual is on and pull it out. That will provide access to the filter. Do not, as some have suggested, push in on the sides of the glovebox and remove the recoil unit on the right side to allow the entire glovebox lid to drop down. That is completely un-neccesary and you could have problems reinstalling the recoil unit.

The shelf removes and reinstalls easily.

Even on-line, the Mopar OEM filter is over $35. My dealer wanted $42.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 02:58 PM   #15
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Here is the one I bought. Fits fine. Don't know why the items listed for Dodge Durango are often cheaper than the GC, even if it is the same part number. Same thing when I bought my stainless pedals - got the ones marked for the Durango for less than the GC ones.

This is free shipping if you have Amazon Prime (which I do), and it arrives in 2 days:

http://www.amazon.com/TYC-800161P-Re...ype=automotive
I ended up purchasing this filter, while I was at it I got a regular WIX air filter for the intake. Ran me just over $45 w/shipping for both on amazon.
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