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Difference between an Air Filter and Air Conditioning filter

I have been told to replace the Air Filter of my Land Cruiser Prado, a year 2003 120-series 4.0L Petrol model, and when I consult the owner's manual, it only talks about changing the Air Conditioning Filter on the glove box.

I always thought the air filter is under the bonnet that is near the engine where the air inlet is. So is there any difference between an Air Filter and Air Conditioning Filter? When I am told to replace the air filter, does that mean changing the Air Conditioning Filter as advised in the owner's manual?

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The air conditioning filter that your manual speaks of is known as a ''cabin filter'', it is much differant then your engine air filter. It filters the incoming air into your vehicles interior. So if someone has told you to replace your ''air filter'' they are more then likely speaking of your ''engine'' air fitler. You should check your engine air filter every oil change. If it shows signs of dirt, then replace it. Hope this helps =)

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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