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Cabin Air Filter

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Rick G., Nov 23, 2022.

  1. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:20 AM
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    Rick G.

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    Do the 5th gen 4Runners come with a replaceable cabin air filter? If so, is it easy to get at and do you access it from under the hood or from inside the passenger cabin?

    I can’t find any reference to this on the Toyota website. I suppose I could call a dealer to ask, but decided to check here. Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:30 AM
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    Glenn Goodlett

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    Through the glovebox. It's easy if your glovebox is empty.
     
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    What is everyone replacing with?
     
  5. Nov 23, 2022 at 8:37 AM
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    5thToy

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    I use the Toyota charcoal filter PN 87139-50100
     
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    alittleoff

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    Some people use factory only. Some go to WallyWorld or pretty much any auto parts store. If I find any that are on sale, I'll buy 2 or 3 just because.
     
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  7. Nov 24, 2022 at 9:18 AM
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    rickystl

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    I could almost swear that the cabin filters pick up more debris than the engine air filters. LOL
     
  8. Nov 24, 2022 at 4:33 PM
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    nordwulf

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    I get aftermarket filters from Amazon for about $8 each.

    Dealer charges $40 to replace.
     
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    Metalsaber

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    just replaced mine today
     
  10. Nov 26, 2022 at 2:20 PM
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    rickystl

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    Was there a lot of debris in the old one ?
     
  11. Nov 26, 2022 at 2:23 PM
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    Just purchased both air and cabin filters from Toyota dealer. Both together were $65.00. Kind of expensive.
     
  12. Nov 26, 2022 at 2:33 PM
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    It was pretty gray compared to the normal bright white. It also had some debris in it.

    Autozone.com has a 20% coupon and free next day shipping with $125. It was $100 on Black Friday. So was easier to do.
     
  13. Nov 26, 2022 at 3:10 PM
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    I'm not trying offend...BUT does anyone actually ever read their owner's manual???

    There's a lot of good info in the manual including where the cabin filter(referred to as the Air Conditioner Filter)is and how to change it!!
     
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  14. Nov 26, 2022 at 4:15 PM
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    Real men don’t read manuals or instruction booklets. I think that’s how the saying goes. I would just take everything apart until I found it.
     
  15. Nov 26, 2022 at 6:15 PM
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    Writing this post will take longer than changing the cabin filter.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2022 at 10:12 PM
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    Was probably grey because it was the OEM original charcoal filter.
    IMHO the charcoal ones are the best.
     
  17. Nov 27, 2022 at 2:26 AM
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    Yep! I do a bit of off-roading on dirt and rocky roads and my cabin filter was pretty clogged with leaves and pine needles. Also, with the wild fires here in the summer and all of the extreme dust, my cabin filter needs replaced every year.
     
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    Went with the Fram cabin filter from a local auto parts store. About a 5 min. op., if you have to remove things from compartment, we also had to remove the organizer, cost was about $14 for the charcoal version of the filter.
     
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    Metalsaber

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    I'd be shocked if they used a charcoal filter. Everyone puts cheap OEM shit in their new vehicles like filters.
     
  20. Nov 27, 2022 at 8:11 AM
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    I'm not in the 'must be charcoal' camp but, a lot of people do skip 'filter change day'.

    For me it's twice a year. In the Spring, after the Winter chimney smoke season and in the Fall, after the Summer wildfire smoke season.
     
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    I change my cabin filter and air filter every time I change the oil at 5K or less. I drive dusty roads every day.
     
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    I was referring to someone changing it for the first time. Both of my T4R’s came from the factory with charcoal filters.
     
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    I changed my cabin filter and picked up 37 additional horsepower! :bananadance:
     
  25. Nov 30, 2022 at 3:43 PM
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  26. Nov 30, 2022 at 4:51 PM
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    You're not wrong! Spring on '21 I replaced my cabin air filter and engine air filter at the same time. Earlier this summer I checked both filters again, cabin filter was filthy, engine filter was pretty clean. Replaced the cabin filter again, left the engine filter alone.
     

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