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ES300 A/C or cabin filter change (97-01)

Old 12-19-15, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by miltonlin View Post
ES300 filter - step 2
What's step 2? Its a blank picture on my end.
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Old 05-31-16, 09:29 AM
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Working on my dad's 1996 4 Cyl Toyota Camry last night and decided to check. there's the same slot but no filter. ordered a carbon activated one off amazon. Going to need a shop vac and some lysol in there. it's been 20 years and 200K miles with no filter!!
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Old 06-06-16, 06:31 AM
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Replaced my filter today and decided to use this opportunity to create a video about it. I have to give credit to speedkar9, creating automotive videos is a lot more challenging than you think.

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Old 06-08-16, 08:36 PM
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Nice video MrBooby. I did this two months back and there was no filter to begin with in my car. I struggled a bit and this video would have helped
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Old 03-12-17, 04:05 PM
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I just installed one in my 92. Beck/Arnley 042-2107 w/activated charcoal. Quality seemed good but it was pain to install due to loose fit. The upper filter wouldn't stay in place to allow the lower to slide in. In the end I had to use a bit of duct tape on the tab to hold it up. There was lots of swearing and my ribs are bruised.
I had the same experience...bruised ribs and all.
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Old 03-13-17, 09:10 PM
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Thanks for the video, like many mine didn't have a filter there and I got out as much debris as I could. I can get the upper filter to slide in but not slide up, any suggestions?
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Old 03-13-17, 09:54 PM
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You just have to wiggle it and it took me a while but was finally able to slide it up. Check to see if there is any more debris in there.
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Old 03-20-17, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by jcarreraj View Post
Thanks for the video, like many mine didn't have a filter there and I got out as much debris as I could. I can get the upper filter to slide in but not slide up, any suggestions?
Slide a thin stick or something like a ruler or a long pencil below the filter (after the filter is slided in). Using this stick move it upwards until it is completely up and locked in position.
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Old 11-27-17, 03:13 PM
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Well, I have owned my 2001 ES300 for 3 years now, I checked the past maintenance records from new and see NO mention of cabin air filter replacement, so today I went in search of said filters. What I found is what I believe to be ORIGINAL filters in place. I called 3 local chains and no one had it in stock. I said F it , and vacuumed it then carefully washed it, when done it looked new. What's the worst that could happen, gotta be better than the mess in the picture. Sorry no pics after cleaning. BTW this car has 100,000 miles.
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Old 12-04-17, 09:34 AM
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Here is the link to amazon if you want to buy a new one. This is denso, oem

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Old 02-13-18, 01:57 PM
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Is there any brand cabin air filter I should be leaning towards? Getting ready to order it but they list a few different manufacturers. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-13-18, 02:11 PM
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Denso with the charcoal/carbon. That's what I use it looks exactly like the original I pulled out when I got the car. The Amazon link above you looks like the charcoal version.
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