Changing hvac filters

Discussion in 'Western Star Forum' started by Bledfor Days, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Bledfor Days

    Bledfor Days Bobtail Member

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    I'm trying to get at the hvac filters on my 2014 4900 SF but can't figure out how to remove the cover under the dash. Manual is no help. I can only see one screw on bottom edge. I've promised myself I wouldn't pry until I break something
     
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  3. mountaingote

    mountaingote Road Train Member

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    Most of those panels snap in and out
     
  4. Bledfor Days

    Bledfor Days Bobtail Member

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    So I should pry harder? Lol. Thanks. I can't see any other option.
     
  5. mountaingote

    mountaingote Road Train Member

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    If there aren't any screws that's the way to do it
     
  6. Cetane+

    Cetane+ Road Train Member

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    Theres got to be a dealer open you can call the service department and find out before you bust something.
     
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    Animosus Medium Load Member

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    Never personally changed one in a 4900. But here is diagram I found for a 2014 4900. It looks like there is only one fastener.

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  8. Bledfor Days

    Bledfor Days Bobtail Member

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    That helps a lot. Thanks.
     
  9. Star4900

    Star4900 Medium Load Member

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    Mine pretty much falls right off when I remove that one screw?

    Gotta add....doesn't Western Star have the absolute worst cab air filter setup there is? The filters are useless. And for a vocational truck, you would think they would make them easier to change.
    I even buy the upgraded washable filters and my dash is still covered in road salt after one trip. You don't dare put the fan on high or the dust storm will choke you.
     
  10. swaan

    swaan Road Train Member

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    I just changed the filters in my 2012 4900fa for the first time. Trucks got 350,000km on it. They were dirty and needed to be changed. They were doing there job, the heater core looked clean as can be.
    Popped 2 new filters in there goodtogo!!

    I don't mind there setup, seems to work good.
    Keep in mind I'm also the kind of guy who turns the a/c on reserculation when I'm in a dusty jobsite.
     
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