Glad it worked for you. I did not have too much trouble re-installing left hand bolt. That is why I removed it, to avoid stressing the metal bar. If not removing bolt works, do it.twiggy144 said:Link works, thanks for the great write-up!
As a side note, I did not remove the left screw completely. Only slacked it a bit, enough to pivot the metal bar down. It clears the filter door allright. Starting the thread on that left screw is difficult. Slacking the screw avoids that difficult step.
Dont know about you, but I cant save the pdf file from "File > save as". The workaround: File > send > page by email, and I send the page to myself. From the email I receive form myself, I can save the page attachment as a pdf file on my hard drive.
Hard to tell. between one and 2 years of average usage. I washed mine after one year with dish soap and warm water. The water in the sink was black. Maybe second year I will get a new filter, which is going to be this summer, come to think of it.wallstreet123456 said:How often should the cabin filter be replaced?
Thanks for the writeup..sueandroy said:If anyone is interested, I have just completed a write-up, including detailed photos of the removal and replacement of the cabin filter in our 2001 Odyssey. I am not sure how to post a PDF and probably cannot, but if anyone is interested in this, please let me know and I can e-mail the PDF to you. If I can post it in the Tech section then let me know and I will do that.
Glad to hear that all went well. It certainly is not too hard to do. I recommend the job to all...save money wherever possible.chrisj2641 said:sueandroy
I just completed the cabin filter replacement. It took me about 45 minutes. I'm a mechanicly challenged 60 year old so if I can do it anyone can. Surprisingly the easiest part for me was the right hand glove box screw. No problem out or in. I used a cheap offset screw driver. The tape was a great idea. I had the hardest problem with the left side bracket bolt. It yook about 5 minutes and a few profanities to get it started. Overall not a hard job. I have 28,000 miles on the Van and the existing filter wasn't in bad shape at all. Same for the intake filter. I changed that also.
The next project is the front brakes.
Considering the crud that I find trapped by and in front of the filter I don't think it's very wise to simply remove the filter. It might be a pain to change, or just clean, the filter but I'd hate to have all that junk plugging the heater/AC core.adam1991 said:An hour labor (!) and $40 for the filters. You're over a hundred bucks for this silly thing at the dealer.
Worst case, I'll do it once and take the filters out and leave them out. What are we, wimps? For how many years did we "suffer" without such silly things that marketing people have now foisted on us?
No loss to leave the filters out, believe me.
I agree with you , plus it's only an 30 minutes job the first time you do it (cutting the plastic and looking around for the bolts to remove) and after it's only a 10 minutes job...I guest It's would be a bigger job to remove the heater/AC core for cleaning...Mel said:Considering the crud that I find trapped by and in front of the filter I don't think it's very wise to simply remove the filter. It might be a pain to change, or just clean, the filter but I'd hate to have all that junk plugging the heater/AC core.
Just my 2¢ worth,
How is your power output? One or two of the underhood hamsters may have died and be decomposing in the bottom of the cage. :stupid:Ron C said:My 2002 Ody stinks- and has for some time. After reading this thread, I asked my dealer if the cabin filter was ever replaced. He said replacement is part of the 30K mile service. I asked him to see if mine had been changed (I am in the shop for the tranny recall) as the truck does reek. He checked and said the part had been changed at 30K miles. Readers may want to check with their service dept before spending the money replacing the filter themselves.
Now if I could only get rid of that smell...