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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2016, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Cabin Air Filter

OK, quick but pretty dumb question. Does every cobalt have a cabin air filter. I have two. A 2007 and 2009 and both have over 150,000 miles on them. As you can deduce, I have never changed the cabin air filters as I didn't even consider they might have one. So, do they all have the filters? They are both standard LT Cobalts. The 2007 is a 2 door if that matters. But I guess I should change the filters if they do indeed have them. I can just imagine what they look like.
I have read the "HOW TO" on this and watched a couple youtube vids on it and it looks simple.

Any suggestions on replacement filters and the best place to buy them?

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-19-2016, 01:04 AM
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All cobalts have the filter. I would suggest a higher quality activated-carbon filter like this-
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CLAYUS/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687762&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001CEJGUS&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=16X9Q31GZDMVT47WJPPD
Filters down to 3 microns, which is pretty good. HEPA filters go down to 0.3 microns. Should help with particulate from diesel exhaust when sitting in traffic.
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My youngest wouldn't be able to drive the Cobalt if I didn't change the filters.... She'd be sniffling and sneezing. I change them every 6 months. After a while e coli bacteria gets in them so use disposable gloves while changing these, having a vacuum "ON" pointed at the opening while pulling it out is also not a bad idea especially if yours have never been changed.

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For future reference, it's a good idea to have the cabin air filter changed about once a year or every 3rd oil change, whichever is first. I did the same thing you did and waited WAAAAY too long. I'm surprised I don't have cancer from being in there, lol.


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I haven't changed mine in about 1.5 years... I guess I'm due for a change, and today is just the day to do it....

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What about the FRAM Free Breeze filter???
Thoughts?
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Good as any!
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Fram is known for poor quality in their oil filters. The cabin air filters are obviously not as important as oil filters, but personally, I wouldn't go with Fram on anything.


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My scented fram filter got musty smelling after 3 days and 1 rain storm. Stunk out my whole car. Replaced it with one from napa and no problems.

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I bought one of the K&N cabin filters a few months back. I just like the idea of being able to clean it, and re-use.

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