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I have noticed that these cabin filters in the Grand Cherokee get dirty a lot faster than the 20k recommended replacement, by 10k mine are black and full of crap, just replaced the second at 20k. I don't live in a dusty environment just normal suburbia so I guess that is just normal. Anyway I saw the below TSB and the updated filter they are recommending for the diesel for diesel smell, the updated filter is full of charcoal. I don't have the diesel I have the V8 but I have noticed sour smell sometimes probably all the leaves and water laying around in there some where. So I purchased the upgraded OEM charcoal filter this time thinking it may help some of the general smell the HVAC can pull in. It was $30 shipped which was not much more than the paper OEMs if I remember correctly. Just passing on for the next time you buy them maybe one to consider.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_2400115.pdf

 

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Last one I bought was $10 off Amazon...you don't need to pay big bucks for these filters and it takes just a couple minutes to change them.
 

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Last one I bought was $10 off Amazon...you don't need to pay big bucks for these filters and it takes just a couple minutes to change them.
yeah I always change my own also its about a 2 minute job. where did you get a carbon charcoal cabin filter for $10? can you provide a link I did look on amazon as well as other places and the best I saw was $30 for OEM and $20 for off brand.
 

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Thanks, i saw the frams and atp when looking but never saw anything as cheap as the $10 that he is saying up there.
I agree! $10 for a good quality Jeep charcoal cabin filter?? :lol: Good luck with that!!
 

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Ok, I want to replace my cabin filter. I tried to squeeze the sides in to clear the tabs. I couldn't do it. My arms/ upper body was weakened by chemo and radiation about 4 years ago plus I'm 75 years old.

Can any of yall recommend a method that would allow me to force the sides in far enough?

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Ok, I want to replace my cabin filter. I tried to squeeze the sides in to clear the tabs. I couldn't do it. My arms/ upper body was weakened by chemo and radiation about 4 years ago plus I'm 75 years old.

Can any of yall recommend a method that would allow me to force the sides in far enough?

Dan
One thing i would suggest first is to unhook that string on the right side that makes the drawer drop smoothly. When the drawer does let loose that thing can be brooken, i did that the first time.
Try unhooking one side first that part is usually not hard, it is the second one thats harder. You can try using something to pry on it just be careful not to gouge or damage the look of anything around it. Good luck
 

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Thanks. I already unsnapped the string. Alarmed me because it recoiled back into the darkness. Should it be retrieveable if I ever get the box loose?

I thought of trying channellocks or a small crow bar but haven't tried them yet.
 

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My 2001 BMW (E38) 740i Sport came with charcoal activated cabin filters. It also had separate filters for recirculated air.
The combination of the two made it so there was rarely any funky smells coming (or staying) in the car.

Are the stock cabin air filters on the WK2 charcoal activated or not?
 

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My 2001 BMW (E38) 740i Sport came with charcoal activated cabin filters. It also had separate filters for recirculated air.
The combination of the two made it so there was rarely any funky smells coming (or staying) in the car.

Are the stock cabin air filters on the WK2 charcoal activated or not?
The stock ones are just paper. They came out with the charcoal in the tsb above to address diesel smell but it fits in any. There are other brands in charcoal also. About $30 for the jeep ones and $20 for the other brands
 

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yeah I always change my own also its about a 2 minute job. where did you get a carbon charcoal cabin filter for $10? can you provide a link I did look on amazon as well as other places and the best I saw was $30 for OEM and $20 for off brand.
I don't use a carbon charcoal filter...just a regular OEM style paper filter. I guess I missed that specification in your post. Sorry.
 

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I don't use a carbon charcoal filter...just a regular OEM style paper filter. I guess I missed that specification in your post. Sorry.
oh ok that makes more sense, carbon filters for $10 would have been a great price
 

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I get the thin air freshners(like xmas tree) Slip one in on the TOP side,leave the string out so you can pull it out when its time to replace.
Makes the hole car smell good and a lot cheaper:D
 

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I get the thin air freshners(like xmas tree) Slip one in on the TOP side,leave the string out so you can pull it out when its time to replace.
Makes the hole car smell good and a lot cheaper:D
Unfortunately, that's really not an option for many of us who physically can't handle fragrances... ;)
 

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Good info here. Will look for mine prior to next oil change. I did find them cheap on eBay and Amazon for previous vehicles. I must admit this one looks easier than my Camaro. In fact I believe it is on the same area as my wife's Camry.
 

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Thanks to the pics on another thread, I pulled the filter out without needing any tools. Don't know if it was ever changed(I'm the second owner.) but it was filthy. Ordered an ATP charcoal filter from Amazon. Will be here Sunday ?.
 
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