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Driving down gravels roads dust coming into cab enough to choke me on my 07 ridgeline cab air is not on recirculate

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It sounds as if someone has removed the cabin air filter. to check the filter, remove the glove box - to do this, open the glove box, you will see two tabs on either side that stop it from opening any further. on the outside of the box, you will see two tabs that you pinch together and pull the stops out of the glove box. it will then flop all the way open. directly behind the glove box, you will see a small access door - aprox. 1" high 6" wide. open this by releasing the small tab on the left, it will then swing open and should now be able to pull the filter carrier out. some of these trucks are equipped with 2 filters, once you pull the first one out the other slides from the right to the left then out. if these filters are damaged or dirty, replace them. pay attention to the air flow direction of filter, it is marked on the side of the filter. good luck!

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I own a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire, I live on gravel roads and on days when it is really dry and the dust is really bad, the dust can come in through the car, any ideas besides the cabin air filter?

Try using light to find holes in the body and floor and fenders. At night, light up the inside of the car with a super bright shop light and then look around the outside of the car.If you see light then there you go . Be sure to check the firewall and trunk too. If this doesnt reveal leaks try it in reverse light up the outside of the car and in the dark look for light coming in. you may have to block the windows off with heavy paper or something.. Then you could do it in the day time.. Rest your door seals with vaseline coat the rubber seals with it then shut the door there should be vaseline on the door now and jamb now. Any spots where there is no vaseline is a leak.

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Give you air filter a breather

The air filter on an engine is very important to the operation and the life of the engine. It protects the engine from unecessary wear due to grit and dust and keeps the air intake and fuel induction components clean. However, in doing so, it becomes clogged with the dirt that it stops and eventually restricts the amount of air available for the combustion mixture, increasing the fuel in a finely balanced ratio and increases fuel consumption.
To extend the life of an air filter, avoid driving directly behind a vehicle throwing up a lot of dust, let him get away so that you have clean air or pass him as quickly as you can do so safely. If you come across dust being blown across the road in front of you, relax your foot on the pedal to close the throttle and minimise the air being drawn into the intake, coast for those few seconds. Use this technique when vehicles passing from the front throw up dirt on gravel roads etc. and avoid trucks heavily loaded with sand that blows off the top of their load.
It does not sound like much, but can make a considerable difference in vehicle performance, efficiency, life and running costs.

on Mar 24, 2011 | Acura CL Cars & Trucks

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Inside cab blows out hot air controls are off but air still comes out

OUTSIDE AIR: Press this button to direct the system to use outside air.
Pressing the OUTSIDE AIR button will cancel the RECIRCULATION button.

RECIRCULATION: Press this button to limit the amount of outside air entering your vehicle.
This is helpful when you are trying to limit odors entering your vehicle or attempting to quickly cool down the interior. Pressing RECIRCULATION will recirculate air continuously.

RECIRCULATION is used when the fan control is OFF to limit odors, outside air and dust from entering your vehicle. All button lights will go off. The last setting selected will activate when the blower is turned back on.
Pressing the RECIRCULATION button will cancel the OUTSIDE AIR button. To return to normal operation and to prevent stale air, be sure to return the OUTSIDE AIR.

Between HEATER and BLEND mode, outside air is forced to reduce window fogging. If the RECIRCULATION button is pressed, the LED indicator will flash three times indicating that forced outside air is activated and RECIRCULATION is not available.

I think what your experiencing is normal. If you want to keep cold air form coming into the cabin, press the recirc button.

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Aug 23, 2014 | 2001 Chevrolet Blazer

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Water coming through air vents

clean out the drain under the windscreen and ensure that the drain hoses down inside the mudguards are not blocked . ON the dash controls close the vent to recirculate the cab air and not allow fresh air into the cab.

Mar 14, 2014 | 1994 Isuzu Rodeo

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Dust coming into car cabin

Make sure you have your vent settings on recirculate and not fresh air.

Oct 17, 2013 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

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The dust is everywhere inside. The dashboard is always are the seats. The dust is literally everywhere. When we have gone shopping, by the time we get home the shopping bags are even...

Are the vents open ? It shouldn't be to hard to locate where it's coming from, if your running your A/C then put the setting on interior recirculate not outside air (pulls outside air thru the fan). I could help out more but you didn't state the make model or year of your car.

Apr 11, 2011 | Dodge Grand Caravan Cars & Trucks

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Why hot air enters the cab aera while driving

Hot air is entering thru your vents from the engine compartment. If you put your vents on recirculate it will cut down on the air from engine compartment entering the vehicle but it is normal to get hot air in vents espacially on todays newer vehicles where the engines are designed to run hotter for emissions control standards.

Feb 11, 2010 | 1996 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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No air coming through the vents

Sounds like the door that brings in fresh air is not closing enough so when you get to moving it is not letting the cab recirculate the inside air and bringing in some from the outside which comes from the bottom of the windshield on the outside. along with when you get to hitting the gas going down the road you might be loosing a little vacuum and that door going to your vents might close a little.. ? what you thinkin? just a few ideas might not be a fix though thanks Jerry

Apr 21, 2009 | Chevrolet K2500 Cars & Trucks

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