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Common Signs of a Dirty Air Filter
A car air filter cleans the air entering the engine. Signs of a dirty air filter include a misfiring engine, unusual noises, and reduced fuel economy.
What Does the Dirty Air Filter Warning Light Mean?
The dirty air filter warning light turns on when their is reduced airflow to the engine, which affects your car's gas mileage and performance.

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Can the air filters be blown out instead of replaced?
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Radiator or hose leak is leaking, the air filter box is not screwed on right, and there may be a wiring problem.
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Where will I locate the cabin air filter
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Cabin air filter fell apart.
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There's a whining noise coming from the engine at idle and it goes away when you pull the oil dipstick out
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I took off the throttle body filter and when I put it back on the truck keeps choking and has trouble going
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Dealership didn't close air filter box. Anything I need to worry about?
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Toyota Tacoma (05) cabin air filter. Two videos show the arrow should be pointed up, two show it should be pointed down. What is
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Car is making a loud noise coming from the air box because when u apply a little pressure the noise goes away and I just got a new
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