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Unread 06-14-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Cabin Air Filter

Sorry about the rookie questions guys but I am struggling.

I was told we can install a cabin air filter but the vehicle does not come with one from the factory.

I order a WIX unit and attempted to install it today.

I believe the filter goes on the passenger side in the engine compartment on the firewall. Problem is I cannot figure out how to access the location where I am to install the filter.

I checked out the manual and no luck.

Sorry for wasting your time with such nonsense but could someone please get me pointed in the right direction on this one.

I am starting to realize how easy my Rubi was to work on.

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Unread 06-14-2010, 07:58 PM   #2
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Try this:

Jeep Grand Cherokee WK - Cabin air filter option
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Unread 06-14-2010, 08:04 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks so much.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:08 AM   #4
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Got one on mine too. I got mine from the dealer. It was an easy install. Hmmm! I haven't checked it lately. Maybe it's time. Thanks for the memory jogger.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 01:01 PM   #5
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I changed mine out with 25,000 miles on it. It was filthy!
Buying the kit online is cheaper than buying the filter only.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 09:08 PM   #6
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Quick question do you need the full kit to install a cabin filter or is it setup stock to accept just a replacement filter without the kit parts?
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Unread 06-15-2010, 09:15 PM   #7
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Ideally, you need the filter holder from the Mopar accessory kit. There's nothing there to hold a filter as the WK ships.

If you're feeling creative it shouldn't be impossibly to jury rig something, though.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 09:17 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help Colonzj, I think I will just order the kit to keep it simple.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 09:24 PM   #9
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You need the kit. Also, some have found that whenever you need to replace the filter, it's cheaper to buy another kit. Apparently the filter by itself is more expensive. I've also seen on the forums that there are some available on the internet for less. I've heard too that some of the chain auto parts stores carry just the filters. I may be finding out soon, since I haven't checked it in a while.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 09:27 PM   #10
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How necessary is this? I mean the thought of unfiltered air coming into the cabin is disgusting, I thought all cars had these. Any notice of improved freshness? Not being able to smell exhaust from the diesel truck in front of you?
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Unread 06-15-2010, 09:57 PM   #11
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Devil this was on the link above. For the price I figured it couldn't hurt installing a filter.

Vehicle air quality study

A study conducted by California’s South Coastal Air Quality Management District found that air inside a car may have up to 10 times the pollutants of outside air. Small particles of these pollutants, which include exhaust fumes, road dust, plant pollen and mold spores, enter a car’s interior by way of the vehicle’s heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) system. Once inside, they become part of the air you breathe. With a cabin air filter, 90% of these contaminants can be prevented from entering your car’s interior.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:34 PM   #12
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Devil this was on the link above. For the price I figured it couldn't hurt installing a filter.

Vehicle air quality study

A study conducted by California’s South Coastal Air Quality Management District found that air inside a car may have up to 10 times the pollutants of outside air. Small particles of these pollutants, which include exhaust fumes, road dust, plant pollen and mold spores, enter a car’s interior by way of the vehicle’s heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) system. Once inside, they become part of the air you breathe. With a cabin air filter, 90% of these contaminants can be prevented from entering your car’s interior.
I'm so glad I installed one and I hope my wife never reads this.....
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Unread 06-16-2010, 07:41 AM   #13
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Buying the kit online is cheaper than buying the filter only.
Filter only from NAPA is only $20.69. May have to special order it.
Part no. FIL4903.

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Unread 06-17-2010, 06:41 PM   #14
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My kit came in the mail today and installed it without issue. Installation was very straight forward and simple.
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Unread 06-17-2010, 10:26 PM   #15
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I thought about getting one, but then I realized that I would be defeating the purpose of having one every time I open a door or roll down a window!
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