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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
Dec 15, 2011 (8:21 am)
So apparently I have been cruising around with no cabin filter for quite some time. Can anyone suggest a good place to buy a cabin filter for my 2000 GT-S? Are there any "specs" or part numbers I need to be aware of? The manual is silent. Dealer, of course, wanted a ludicrous amount to sell and install it.
I've never replaced a cabin filter before, but I assume it's easy as pie.
#1537 of 1544 Re: cabin filter [gambit293]
Dec 15, 2011 (11:54 am)
Search Amazon or eBay. I bought a few real cheap compared to dealer. After 1 year still in good shape. Have not fallen apart:
CELICA AIR FILTER 8.44 x 8.44 Particle Filter 8.44 8.44 TOYOTA P/N P3785 CF9846 C35516 24875 LC74-61-P11
Non critical parts is OK on line. Critical parts like oil filter, engine air filter etc... may be all counterfeits in the internet, too risky to buy and use. So be careful.
#1538 of 1544 Re: cabin filter [gambit293]
Dec 15, 2011 (12:37 pm)
www.rockauto.com carries a large assortment of cabin air filters for this model. Their prices range from $3.44 for a Pronto #PC5516; to $9.71 for a Fram #CF9846; to $13.83 for a Fram #CF9846A, which combines a particulate filter with an activated carbon layer to remove odors; to $17.14 for an activated carbon ATP #RA8 (LC7461P11); and there is a rebate offer on that filter. You could also pay $29.79 for a Mahle #LAK131; which also contains activated carbon. The OE Denso filter #4531013 costs $15.25 from Rock Auto.
These parts are listed in their online catalog, under 2000 Toyota Celica; in the "heat and air conditioning" section.
#1539 of 1544 Re: cabin filter [zaken1]
Dec 16, 2011 (2:21 pm)
Thanks, both of you, for your feedback!
Feb 03, 2013 (1:45 am)
2002 GTS with 205K miles had P0171 CEL, engine too lean, wont pass smog test.
Mass Airflow Sensor looked dirty. Cleaned with carb cleaner, but did not help.
Swapped a MAS from another car, worked beautifully, cleared all codes, passed smog test.
OEM and Denso MAF retail about $220. Will buy a Chinese knock off in eBay for $20 to see how well it works and how long it lasts.
#1541 of 1544 Re: code P0171 [peterpan99]
Mar 17, 2013 (11:12 pm)
The $20 counterfeit MAF bought on eBay is not working.
The car runs rough, has no power for acceleration, and is doing P0171 SYSTEM TOO LEAN AGAIN.
Damn counterfeiters are making bad sensors with TOYOTA and DENSO part numbers on it.
I will forward the fake info to Toyota, Denso and Law Enforcement so they can deal with fakers...
#1542 of 1544 Re: code P0171 [peterpan99]
Mar 26, 2013 (10:43 pm)
The MAF sensor bought for $26 on eBay works fine in a Lexus that uses the same sensor.
It did not work in the Celica. The car had no starting acceleration. I got into the intersection when the car failed to move. I was nearly broadsided by incoming traffic. So What can I say?
Put the original MAF back and the Celica runs great again.
Put the $26 MAF sensor in the Lexus, the Lexus runs great. No problems, no check engine light...
Not sure what happened.
#1543 of 1544 Re: code P0171 [peterpan99]
May 02, 2013 (11:26 pm)
Carb cleaner fluid may have lubricating oil, which would screw up the MAF sensor.
MAF sensor should be spray cleaned only with CRC MAF cleaner or residue-free electrical contact cleaners.
#1544 of 1544 Halogen fog lamp replace [peterpan99]
Jun 16, 2013 (5:59 pm)
CELICA FOG LAMP, Brand Hella model H3, part number 8GH 002 090-131,
made in Germany, rated 12V 50W. Can be bought in AMAZON or eBay for about $2 a piece.
This procedure, If done correctly and with experience. should take only about 15 minutes from start to finish.
1 DO NOT TAKE OUT TOO MANY SCREWS! Only 2 x 10 mm hex head crews, at corner and front bumper, facing down.
2. Pry the plastic wheel liner back away from the bumper and stick arm inside cavity to find the fog lamp box.
3. Find the ROUND PLASTIC CAP on the lamp box CONCENTRIC with the LENS in front. CCW to open.
4. Release BULB LOCK SPRING CLIP WIRE, PRESS IN, DOWN and SWING OUT
5. Pull out the BULB and disconnect 1 wire with BLADE CONTACT terminal. BULB's flat metal base has 2 cut outs: HALF MOON TOP and RECTANGLE bottom. Bulb only fits in cavity this way.
6. DONT TOUCH HALOGEN BULB, hold BULB by the base, insert into cavity, TURN BULB AROUND until it's in the correct orientation and fits all the way in cavity.
7. Find the LOCKING SPRING CLIP, it goes over the BULB's base, SWING IN, PRESS HEAD DOWN and IN until LOCK with click.
7. Put BULB GREASE on BLADE TERMINAL, insert into female terminal until locked with a click.
8. Put ROUND PLASTIC CAP back on round hole, rotate around until it fits in cavity. Turn CW until locked in place.
9. Reassemble engine's bottom cover, wheel cover and bumper with 2 x10mm HEX HEADS.