Cabin Air Filter

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TAM1211
  • 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA

6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

My husband has tried to change my cabin air filter as I was told it needed to be changed. We have the filter, but my husband can not find the location. He has read and even looked at diagrams of where this filter should be, but can not find the panel or latch under the passenger side dash.
Can he be missing something, or can it be somewhere else?

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 AT 10:12 AM

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Tiny
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Hey TAM1211,

Here is a guide to let you know what you are in for when doing this repair.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-an-air-cabin-filter

Locate the air filter door on the bottom of the lower front HVAC housing just outboard of the passenger side of the instrument panel center stack.
Slide the air filter door latch toward the rear of the vehicle until it engages the opened stop on the door.
Pull the air filter door straight downward to disengage it from the air filter opening of the HVAC housing.
Use your fingers to reach through the air filter opening of the HVAC housing far enough to grasp the air filter.
Pull the air filter straight down and out of the HVAC housing.

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NOTE: The particulate air filter is labeled with "Airflow" and an arrow to indicate air flow direction through the filter. This arrow should always be oriented towards the center of the vehicle. Make sure to properly install the particulate air filter. Failure to properly install the filter will result in the need to replace the filter sooner than required by design.

Install the filter fully upward into the HVAC housing through the air filter opening with the "Airflow" arrow oriented towards the center of the vehicle.
With the latch still positioned against its opened stop, install the air filter door onto the lower HVAC housing air filter opening.
Slide the air filter door latch toward the front of the vehicle until it contacts the closed stop on the door.

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 3:59 PM
Tiny
LACAJ003
  • 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA

Air Conditioning problem
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 70000 miles

My vehicle's manual indicates that the cabin air filter is located under the glove compartment. I tried to replace the filter but I can't find it. Can you please help me locate the cabin air filter of my vehicle?

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 3:59 PM (Merged)
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Locate the air filter door on the bottom of the lower evaporator housing just outboard of the passenger side of the instrument panel center stack. See Fig.
Slide the air filter door latch toward the rear of the vehicle until it engages the opened stop on the door.
Pull the air filter door straight downward to disengage it from the air filter opening of the lower HVAC housing.
Use your fingers to reach through the air filter opening of the HVAC housing far enough to grasp the air filter.
Pull the air filter straight down and out of the HVAC housing and remove it from the vehicle.


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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 3:59 PM (Merged)
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STEVEJ941
  • 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES

I want to change the cabin air filter and have seen the videos and manuals that describe the change. However the "airbox" on my Pacifica does NOT have a 'door' that opens. It is shaped the same as the videos, but is smooth and has NO sliding latch, or door. I am 63yrs old and have worked on and built many a vehicle. This one stumps me.
Have you seen this type?

I am not close to a Chrysler dealer so I can't just 'pop' in. Help !

Thank you for your time.

Steve Johnson

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 7:52 PM (Merged)
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Hello,

Yes we have done this on before in the shop, here is a guide and diagram to help you get the job done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-an-air-cabin-filter

Locate the air filter door on the bottom of the lower front HVAC housing just outboard of the passenger side of the instrument panel center stack.

Slide the air filter door latch toward the rear of the vehicle until it engages the opened stop on the door.

Pull the air filter door straight downward to disengage it from the air filter opening of the HVAC housing.
Use your fingers to reach through the air filter opening of the HVAC housing far enough to grasp the air filter.

Pull the air filter straight down and out of the HVAC housing.

Please use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help and tell a friend.

Best, Ken

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 7:52 PM (Merged)
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BAMCKNIGHT
  • 2007 CHRYSLER PACIFICA

Noises problem
2007 Chrysler Pacifica 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 20390 miles

Greetings,

We bought a new Pacifica a year ago. So far, things have been fine. About a month ago we started hearing a whistle from somewhere in the dashboard as the vehicle went over 70 mph. It sounds like the vibration noise a balloon makes when you stretch the nozzle and let the air out.

Initially it was very intermittent. Now it is constant. We took the car on an extended driving vacation and the noise was horrible. We had to drive under 70 mph, even in areas where the speed limit was higher and the traffic was moving much faster.

I thought it might be the cabin air filter since it had been replaced around the time the noise started but I removed the filter and the sound is still there. In fact, it's much louder without the filter. Also, it doesn't make any difference if the blowers are on or off. Running the heater or the a/c doesn't make any difference either.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 7:57 PM (Merged)
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Can you tell what side of the dash the noise is coming from?

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