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Old 05 Jun 2005, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How to clean aircon system ?

I need to clean the aircon filter as it just plain stinks when the aircon is on nowadays.

I don't feel like driving 60 miles to the Subaru dealer and the manual doesn't say where the damn pollenfilter is located bar "you should visit the official Subaru dealer". :x

Can anybody tell me how I can get the thing cleaned ? Where is it located ? (I've seen a big fan in the passenger footwell, but it doesn't look like the place where somebody would have fitted a pollenfilter).

I know there are some products I can introduce into the system to kill bacteria. Via where should I get that into the system ?

Many thanks !!
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Old 05 Jun 2005, 03:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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HI unsure about this but have read a few threads elsewhere on the internet its advised to get all gases done properly by pros! Something about the nature of aircon systems.... Ill try and find the threads im talking about ops:
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Hi 1999Turbo,

There's two types of cleaning to an aircon. One is the entire system's fluids and dryer. That needs to be done every few years and indeed needs indeed attention of a pro.

The other one is just the (pollen)filter. After a while, dust etc starts to gather there and bacteria start to grow, especially when the system is not used often, e.g. in winter. They give a (VERY) bad smell when the aircon is switched on.

There are many cleaning products available in retail to clean the filter. The issue is that most of them either require you to spray them into the air intake of the system, or to get the filter out and clean the filter.

It's that :evil: filter I am trying to locate in the scoob.

There sure must be someone on this forum who knows where it's hidden :?:

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Old 05 Jun 2005, 11:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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looks like the filter is behind the glove box.

LINK :arrow: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showth...ight=ac+filter
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Thanks ! :5:

Sorry I posted this in several plcaes. It just seems certain forums are visited much more frequently than others.
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looks like the filter is behind the glove box.

LINK :arrow: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showth...ight=ac+filter
Just tried that. Nothing like a filter or filter compartment behind the gloveboc. Only a type of round box that looks like it holds a fan.

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I looked at the other thread Sandy so everything should be ok mate 8)
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