Olds 88 Passenger Air Filter

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Old 08-08-07, 10:46 AM
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Olds 88 Passenger Air Filter

Can anyone tell me exactly where the passenger compartment air filter is on a 1998 Oldsmobile 88?

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Old 08-08-07, 03:46 PM
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If your car even has one, which it probably does not since it's older, it would be right behind the glovebox. Typically, there will be a stick in the glovebox that says there is one installed.

Did a lube shop want to charge you for one? If they did, they were probably trying to take your money.
 
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It does have one because it's mentioned in the owner's manual. The filter is supposed to filter out dust, pollens, etc., but I've never replaced it. I think it's likely quite dirty because the amount of air flow has decreased considerably over time, that's why I want to replace it. No one tried to do it for me, sorry, bro.

I've read somewhere on the Net that it's either under the hood or under the dash. A lot of good that does me. I'd like to know exactly where it is. I've never replaced one of those and have no idea what to look for or where.

If it's behind the glove box, how would I get at it?
 
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Try calling a dealer; they should know and tell you.
 
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Old 08-09-07, 05:19 PM
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After searching, I believe the only 1998 vehicle that had a cabin air filter was the Silhouette.
 
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Try calling a dealer; they should know and tell you.
Dealers don't help DIYers unless you know someone there personally that can answer your question, they want to do it themselves for you at a high price.
 
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That's not true in my experience. Sorry you've had different ones.
 
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Old 08-10-07, 12:40 PM
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That's not true in my experience. Sorry you've had different ones.
Too bad, you're not in my town, or I'd ask for your dealer's name.

I've asked several dealers (GM, Ford, others) before for advice on own repairs and always got the same answer - "bring in the car and we'll look at it for you".

Sounds to me like you have a good one - hang on to him.
 
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Hello

You can search on this blog.. http://filterlocation.com/category/ol...lter-location/

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That link may have been helpful 7 years ago when the OP was asking for information.
 
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