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Old 04-01-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Cabin air filter (& housing) missing after new blower motor installed

Does anyone know if for any reason a mechanic would have had to remove the cabin air filter & assembly when installing a new blower motor? Bought my '02 Bonnie last summer (LOVE IT!!!!). Had new blower installed at the same time as got a tune up and at my last oil change when they went to check the cabin air filter I was told that both the filter and housing were missing, but I don't know if one was there to start with!

Anyone know of any reasons why they would have removed the filter to do the work mentioned above?

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It might not have been there when you bought it. They can be a pain sometimes and it might broke.

I don't know if they would have had to remove the filter to replace the blower motor, seeing as I've never done such a thing to my car, but anything is possible.
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they would not have had to remove that to replace the blower motor. the blower motor is at the bottom of the heater box and is accessed from inside the car under the passenger dash. the cabin filter is a pain to replace on mine however it is doable with patience.
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I hear you on that Gunner. I replaced mine and about went nuts. WORST. DESIGN. EVER!
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I hear you on that Gunner. I replaced mine and about went nuts. WORST. DESIGN. EVER!
I am not so sure it is a bad design at least it is in a clean envirement and by removing the cabin air filter one person could keep it so it does not fall down so the other person could get the 3 screw started..
To me it is a better design than in the engine compartment. Just my opinion.
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My cabin air filter is in my engine compartment. That'* what I was talking about.
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My cabin air filter is in my engine compartment. That'* what I was talking about.
yupper it'* under the wiper cowl on the passenger side and you have to open the hood to get the door open for it
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Yes and if you stick your hand in it you can hold the blower motor up by the plastic fan.
That is what I am talking about, I do know where the cabin air filter is located. FYI
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I do know where the cabin air filter is located. FYI
not saying you didn't just specifing location for those who don't
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Just pointing out that there are more ways than one do a job and that is why I thought the design is not at all that bad.. LOL
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