Detecting Common Troubles with the Porsche Cayenne Acc Cabin Filter
Anyone who's anyone will tell you that air conditioning is one of those givens that you simply can't live without. Even a classy ride like the Porsche Cayenne drops down a few notches in terms of appeal without a working air conditioning system. While we all know that the air conditioning is primarily to keep things cool, part of it also serves to filter and clean up the air that reaches you within your cabin. That's where an acc cabin filter comes. Like the name implies, this filter blocks harmful particles-like dirt, dust, and grime-from invading your cabin. It also keeps the air fresh so you don't inhale the dirt and dust scattered in your surroundings. Being so vital, there are a few things you have to look for to make sure your filter is still in tip-top shape.
Foul smells and odd dust clouds-inside
One of the major symptoms that your acc cabin filter needs cleaning-or even replacing-is when you start to detect foul-smelling odors in the cabin when the air conditioning is powered-up. The unique construction of the cabin filter allows it to normally block bacteria and particles that produce the foul odors we smell around us. With these particles being some of the smallest in the world, they're the first to break through when your cabin filter is starting to go on the fritz. When these foul odors are accompanied by dirt or dust clouds, then you really have to start checking that filter. The good news is that, more often than not, your filter isn't so much broken as it is probably clogged at this point, so a good cleaning is all you will really need.
Loud noises or choking under the hood
At the absolute worst state-and with continued neglect-not only will your cabin start to smell bad, but your filter will start to "cough" as well. This is actually caused by the increased pressure in the intake caused by the buildup of dirt and dust clogging and restricting the passageway of air. Again, this does not necessarily necessitate a replacement but a lot of cleaning should be a priority at this point.