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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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Cabin Air Filter

Have not been able to locate a time frame or mileage when you should check the cabin air filter on my 2011 E.. Anyone see the answer to this??

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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 09:51 AM
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

Depending upon the type of roads you drive on, it could be 15 - 30K miles. If you drive on dirt or dusty roads, 15K may be your best interval. If you drive mostly in the city or highway, you can get away with 30K miles. Some folks don't change them at all until the air gets "stinky".

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post #3 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 10:00 AM
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

There were other threads on this, which concluded the Enclave does not have a cabin air filter. I asked my dealer to check, and they confirmed that my '09 does not have one. Does anyone know otherwise?

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post #4 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 11:16 AM
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

Interesting...I assumed that our vehicle has one but you may be correct in that they do not. They are typically found behind the glove box but I have never checked

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Re: Cabin Air Filter

early lambdas had the cabin filters...
08's or so.

Later model lambdas-- had the cabin filter feature removed.
theres a thread on the Acadia forum- where they have pics of the location of the filter...
theres also pics of the location on the newer models where there is no longer a filter location ... actually I think they made the box-non accessible- you cant open it anymore to place a filter... something like that

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Re: Cabin Air Filter

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early lambdas had the cabin filters...
08's or so.

Later model lambdas-- had the cabin filter feature removed.
theres a thread on the Acadia forum- where they have pics of the location of the filter...
theres also pics of the location on the newer models where there is no longer a filter location ... actually I think they made the box-non accessible- you cant open it anymore to place a filter... something like that
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

I've overcome this minor shortcoming by avoiding dirty air...

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post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 04:13 PM
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

After owning no fewer than 5 vehicles so equipped.....and many others (including the 'Clave) without.....I've honestly never seen any evidence that a cabin filter has made a recognizable improvement in my ownership experience. And, in light of the comparatively expensive replacement cost of many of these filters, I myself am not the least bit upset my Enclave doesn't have one.

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post #9 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 09:16 PM
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

The cabin air filter was a marketing scheme to solve another problem.

On cars with automatic air (where you set the temp and the tempature is maintained by the system) all incoming air goes through the A/C evaporator. Because it is often damp from condensation, dirt, hair, lint, etc sticks to it. Depending on the conditions where you drive and if you have animals (cats) that climb on your car, this "stuff" collects on the evaporator and forms a nice mat that restricts the airflow.

The cabin air filter catches this "stuff" before the evaporator and solves an airflow problem.

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post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-02-2011, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

Don't know what year Es had a filter or not. My 2011 CXL1 according to the owners manual has one. I did not check to see if a filter was actually there or not. Manual reads the glove box must be removed to get at it??

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