Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I recently changed my cabin air filter and I saw more noise from the engine. Why does this happen?

asked by on

I recently change my cabin filter and i saw more noise from engine. In air filter is it bse of new cab...why it happens?

My car has 58000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. The noise you’re hearing may not ...

Hi there. The noise you’re hearing may not be engine noise. You may be hearing debris being knocked around the blower motor. The debris may have fallen into the blower motor when you changed the cabin filter. Remove the filter and remove the debris and confirm that all the debris has been removed by starting the blower and checking for noise. If there is no debris and the motor is noisy, then it may have been damaged and need to be replaced. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary parts. YourMechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with an inspection of the noise so that the fault can be pinpointed and repaired.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: i'm not getting the fuel mileage I got when I first purchased the car

If your fuel mileage has dropped, first check for any leaks under the vehicle. If there are no visible leaks, then check the spark plugs and see what color they are. If they are burned and white, then the spark...

Q: I have a stutter at idle

I would recommend checking the mass air flow sensor. As you know this also contributes to the regulation of air flow into the throttle body. If this does not have the proper voltage going to it, this may also cause...

Q: When staring the car and when it is idling, it makes the loudest rattling sound. The sound is not like a rod knock but more like something is loose.

Hi there. The noise could be a heat shield that is loose on your engine causing the loud vibration noise and it will appear to be a rattling noise. If the rattling noise is more choppy and not fast and...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.