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Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« on: May 31, 2006, 12:57:16 PM »
A blocked pollen filter will restrict the airflow your in-car fans can provide. It is often overlooked on the servicing of a car, and for the sake of
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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2006, 22:05:09 PM »
anybody feels the diferance?

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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2006, 23:26:04 PM »
what does this filter do? i have never replaced one in any of the 5 cars i have owned.

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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2006, 23:30:58 PM »
Its the cabin filter, it filters all the outside dust/pollen and other crap from entering the cabin  :)

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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2006, 00:09:07 AM »
...and other crap from entering the cabin  :)

that's not true!
many rice boys enter the calira cabins you know?

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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006, 21:07:42 PM »
Remove the old filter. Carefully hoover out any debris and leaves etc...

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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2006, 11:20:43 AM »
Sorry for that blatant use of brand name instead of product name. Apologies to Dyson and Rowenta.
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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2006, 15:46:18 PM »
Sorry for that blatant use of brand name instead of product name. Apologies to Dyson and Rowenta.
and Brawn, and panasonic, and...

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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2006, 15:46:42 PM »
Sorry for that blatant use of brand name instead of product name. Apologies to Dyson and Rowenta.
and Brawn, and panasonic, and...

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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2007, 14:26:47 PM »
does 93 calibra has pollen filter? thx (because my cavalier doesnt have)
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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2007, 15:29:03 PM »
yes it sure dose or should have as my cali is 93 and i have one.

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2008, 11:53:48 AM »
does all the cali have?
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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2008, 11:55:44 AM »
My calibra does not have pollen filter I have looked at it
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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2010, 15:37:14 PM »
my august 92 cally does not have one - just taken the black plastic housing off and there is no sign of one [ had the car since new so there is no way it has been modified.]
Still it was an easy job to do and looking on the bright side I have seen bits of my cally I've never seen before.

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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2010, 16:40:44 PM »
I had a problem with the car recently which had me scratching my head (and turning the air blue !!) Worth making a note of.....

I THOUGHT something had gone wrong with the heater fan - I couldn't get ANY air blowing onto the windcreen for demisting. Fan appeared to be running but no air coming out!  :(
I came to the conclusion (having recently changed the controls) that the intake control cable had disconnected itself and left the air intake closed. Dismantled dash and got heater controls out (and we know how much fun THAT is don't we children....) BUT NOPE, not that........
Damn sez I. Or maybe something like that.......
Right, finally thinks "I've got a new pollen filter, I'll just change it to see if it helps."
Strip off the covers and get the old filter off - DAMN it's completely saturated with water so allows NO air through at all!
Turns out (and I should have thought of it sooner cos it happened to my other Calibra too) the drain 'trunk' was blocked up and the water, with nowhere else to go, soaked into the pollen filter instead. Though, strangely water was NOT leaking into the car!

So, It seems the moral there - ALWAYS check the easy things first!!!  >:(  >:(

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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2010, 17:07:22 PM »
It's true... even mine was only lightly dusty but changing it was like doubling the power of the fans on each setting!
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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2010, 17:43:30 PM »
It's true... even mine was only lightly dusty but changing it was like doubling the power of the fans on each setting!

what even on hot setting?
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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2010, 17:45:09 PM »
what even on hot setting?

Yes mate

If it's full of dust, the fans can't suck air from outside properly to blow into the car. After I changed mine, the #2 setting on the fan was like the fastest setting before I changed it!

I reckon every 2-3 years is a must personally, otherwise it's like asking an asthmatic kid with downs syndrome to toss Shifty's salad

That said I saved 60 grams on my DTM by not having a pollen filter. So f*ck you all.
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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2013, 01:45:30 AM »
Hmmmmm, i get dust in my eyez when i turn the fan on.Must check  ::)

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Re: Guide to Changing the Calibra's Pollen Filter
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2013, 09:11:22 AM »
Ignore most of the guide at the top, everyone I've changed has been done without removing the wipers.

If you are getting dust in then it's most likely missing or damaged. Usually it gets blocked and limits the air coming in rather than letting dust in.