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Old 03-20-06, 02:26 PM   #31
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ES300 filter - step 2

what is step 2? I see step 1, and step 3 on, but there is nothing for step 2.....?
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Old 03-21-06, 09:23 AM   #32
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what is step 2? I see step 1, and step 3 on, but there is nothing for step 2.....?
I think if you follow Step 1 properly, you should be able to get to where Step 3 is without knowing what Step 2 is. A/C filter change is pretty easy to do once you get it done the first time around.
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Old 03-21-06, 05:18 PM   #33
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But the reason i ask is because, from the picture in step 3, (after i do step 1), my view looks nothing like that. I've got a different situation. There is something missing from that post for step 2, and someone's gotta know what it is.....
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Old 03-31-06, 06:23 PM   #34
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what the heck happened to step 2?

what am i to look for, since after i do step 1, it looks nothing like the next picture for step 3???
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Old 04-01-06, 07:57 AM   #35
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what the heck happened to step 2?

what am i to look for, since after i do step 1, it looks nothing like the next picture for step 3???
the "filter access door" should be located around the vicinity of the left "PULL" word in pic 1 once the carpet is pulled down. basically the filter access door is a vertical ~ 6x1 inch white plastic removable piece. you really have to stick your head down there to look for it and doing some stretching will help your back.
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I installed the new cabin filter today. (Luckily my car came with the filter). Thanks for helpful tech on this. It made the insatallation alot easier.
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Old 04-02-06, 10:12 PM   #37
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the "filter access door" should be located around the vicinity of the left "PULL" word in pic 1 once the carpet is pulled down. basically the filter access door is a vertical ~ 6x1 inch white plastic removable piece. you really have to stick your head down there to look for it and doing some stretching will help your back.

gotcha. thanks, khhoang. i appreciate that. i wasn't stretching my back long enough!

thanks, again.
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Old 04-04-06, 08:59 PM   #38
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Starting with the Lexus part number for a cabin air filter, I did some internet digging, and finally found an online seller of the cabin filter for my 2000 ES. http://www.rockauto.com/ They had six choices, ranging from $16.34 to $35.79. Now that's a range! Just for kicks, I checked lexus-parts.com, and their price for, of course, the Lexus cabin air filter pair, was $47.30 + shipping. I ordered the second cheapest WIX 24895 for $19.66 + 6.68 shipping.

Whether or not the WIX will look to be a decent replacement, and whether or not I will be able to actually get it installed are questions yet to be answered I gave up trying to fight the carpet removal and lack of working room, since I did not have the replacement filters on hand. When I do get them, that will have to be my incentive to handle the task of the removal and installation of the cabin air filters.

Here are a few replacement cabin air filter part numbers for the Toyota part number 88880-33020, or the almost exactly identical 88880-33040:

Purolator C25450
WIX 24895
Hastings AF1228
Cofbel ACA-4915
Fram CF8638
Denso 4531004

Are the above Toyota part numbers the same for a 99 ES300 Coach Edition??

Also, will the above oem replacement options work on the 99 ES300..

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Old 04-05-06, 09:40 AM   #39
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... i went to check on the cabin filter.. THERE IS NONE.. dammit.. but i stick my finger in there.. my goodiness. my finger came out dark.. with leafs.. .
Me too! At least that's what my shop told me. Looks pretty easy to check. I think I will verify there's one in there now!
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Old 05-20-06, 12:22 PM   #40
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Smile 1998 Es 300

I just checked the 1998 ES 300 and the filter compartment is empty.
I will be going to shop for filters.
Does all the fresh air and recirc air go thru the filters even when the A/C is not operating?
Thank you.

What can be suggested for a 1998 ES 300 that can improve MPG? The car has 54,000 miles and the orignal spark plugs.

Do you have a link for how to change the fuel filter on a 1998 ES 300?

Thanks again
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Old 05-20-06, 03:13 PM   #41
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Only fresh air goes thru the filter. The MPG improvement issue has been discussed numerous times; please do a search for "fuel mileage" for past related threads. As I have been told by Lexus service, the fuel filter in the ES is a lifetime part and therefore does not need to be replaced.
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Hey mine is missing too. Also sticks and leaves in there.
A modified paper towel tube on the shop vac gets the stuff out.
Do you think if we block off all the outlets but one and run the exhaust side of a shop vac into it we can flush the smaller stuff out that has gotten into and through the evaporator?
I cannot belive that an after market company hasn't started making these.
I'll do a search tomorrow.
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Wix makes a replacement.
Looks like you get both, I was quoted $30
http://www.wixfilters.com/filterlook...asp?Part=24895
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Man, this is a great thread. I wish I would have seen it yesterday. I just paid $100+ to have the dealer replace mine for the 15K mile service on my 05 ES. What a joke, oh well. Again nice job. How long do you guys think these filters are good for? I was told Lexus recommends every 15K, how convenient?
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