Solutions to the Usual Pollution-Caused Saab 9-5 Cabin Air Filter Problems
There's no stopping air pollution, greenhouse gases, the ozone and CO2, and all those scary scientific terms that they say is happening to the air we breathe. This frenzy does not only make us paranoid to almost everything, it also makes the job harder for your Saab 9-5 cabin air filter. With a cloud of pollution almost anywhere, it is easier for the filter to just call it quits. To help you during the times when the towel has been thrown in, we listed the answers to some common problems with the cabin air filter.
The air filter can get clogged for a number of reasons: the dirt and dust in the air, the evaporated air freshener, the road grime, pebbles, a pair of bugs, a family of insects, you get the idea. Since the filter is exposed to the environment, clogging will eventual happen. If the filter is clogged, then no or little air can pass through. This then causes the air-conditioning system of your car to go bad and be in need of replacement.
There is also a chance for the filter to leak; symptoms of this problem are the small amounts of water on your floor boards and, sometimes, in the glove box. This is usually a problem observed by car owners who recently had the filter replaced or did some DIY task that involved the filter. The leaks are caused by loose weather stripping on top of the filter which could mean that the stripping is incompatible with the newly installed filter. You can get a compatible weather stripping for the new filter, get a filter compatible with the stripping, or use sealants to hold the material.
Other than being compatible with the weather stripping, the air filter needs to be right for your car's engine assembly. Since the part is in charge of preventing dirt or insects from entering the system, it needs to sit properly in place. A loose filter can cause leaks (as mentioned above) and fail to stop that family of insects from entering your car through the ventilation system.