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#1 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 11:44 PM
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Bad Smell Fixed

When I got my truck it had been sitting in a garage in Pennsylvania for a couple of months. Every time I turned the car on it smelled really bad so I assumed that the air filters were just dirty.

I read the manual on how to replace the two cabin air filters.
I detached the clips on the glove compartment, swung it down, and opened the cover to the air filters.
I pulled the first filter out and it was RANK. I discovered that a family of field mice had built a nest on top of the air filters and lined it with insulation from the garage.
There were 3 or 4 dead carcasses buried in the insulation and they STUNK. Big time.

I extracted everything I could find, vacuumed it out and put in new filters. Works fine and no more oders.

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Dang that sounds like a nasty problem. Always nice when you can fix something that bothersome though. How much were the filters? How often should they be replaced under normal circumstances?
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Dang that sounds like a nasty problem. Always nice when you can fix something that bothersome though. How much were the filters? How often should they be replaced under normal circumstances?
Yeah, I just wish I would have fixed it sooner. The filters were like 20$ and you can get them at most auto stores. As for how often they should normally be replaced 20K miles sounds about right.

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For sure pick them up yourself, the dealer attempted to charge me $89 + labor to do it at my last oil change . I told them to shove it.
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I got the filters recently at auto zone for 12 bucks

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Stick a dryer sheet in there, to kepe them out of there in the future ... also put one in the air box, if you have one.
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luckily they didnt get in the fan... in my dads old toyota pickup there was a family of mice we didnt know about, one day after letting it sit for a while we took it for a drive, about 6 miles in the trip, we here a weird noise in the dash, turns out three mice took a dive into the blower fan...... Needless to say it was a bloodbath of mice chunks everywhere and a b**** to clean and smelled terrible. SO, needless to say always check those things in a vehicle thats been sitting more than a week or so hahaha

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this may be a dumb question but my frontier didnt have the filters since it was a SV. I installed them and have the arrows pointing up. is this correct or is air flow the other way (down)?

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