Cleaning Your Dirty Air Filter

Dirty air filters can result in noisy and/or erratic engine performance, rattling noises, excessive vibrations and poor gas mileage. However, there are some inexpensive ways to fix these problems, even with a dirty filter. Even though there are many reasons for dirty air, most will only require a simple replacement. You should always check with your vehicle’s oil and fluids first.

If you start to hear your vehicle shaking or making a clicking noise, it may be because of a clogged or broken spark plug. If this happens, call your local mechanic to check the spark plugs among other troubleshooting steps. The cause of the clog may not be obvious when you first check it, so check all areas of the vehicle, including the engine compartment. Also, take note of the type of fuel being used. If you are using a gasoline engine, then it’s very important to make sure there is no grease inside your engine or in the fuel tank as a result of excess oil buildup or oil spill.

The filter will get clogged inside the engine’s oil reservoir. The filter contains a layer of film that absorbs the oils. Over time, dirt can start to gather between the film and the filter housing. This will cause a build up of grime and can result in a clog.

To avoid clogging of the air filter, change it at least once a year. If you’re looking at purchasing an aftermarket automotive filter, always look for one that has at least an eight-hour guarantee. The longer you use your vehicle, the more likely it is that it will need a filter change. If you notice that the vehicle still vibrates when the engine is running, you should have it checked out by a mechanic.

If you can’t get your car started at all, the best solution is to replace your air filter. If the problem is serious, you may have to have the engine serviced to diagnose the problem. You can try replacing the filters on the floor to get to the problem, but if this fails, have it inspected by a mechanic. He or she may have tools that will allow you to remove the old filter and replace it with the new one.

In most cases, the reason why the vehicle vibrates is that the air filter is dirty. There are several things that can result in clogging, but most of them are mechanical in nature. It could also be because there is an obstruction in the airflow passages inside the engine or in the combustion chamber of the engine.

As long as the filter hasn’t been clogged with dirt or debris, it shouldn’t be necessary to change it. Most cleaning tasks can be accomplished with a vacuum cleaner. Simply vacuum it down and clean it with water, and then replace it if it has been clogged for too long.

Be careful when changing filters on your engine as they aren’t made for that purpose. A loose fitting may cause the filter to come off and allow dirt to enter into the engine.

Clean the filter housing first by removing the old one. Next, clean the surface of the filter housing using the cleaning solution of a few drops of water and vinegar. Do not use any abrasive material on the surface, as it will damage the rubber lining and will shorten the life span of the filter.

After you’ve cleaned the housing, rinse it thoroughly with water. Then, add a little dish washing soap and pour it on top of the filter. Let it sit for about fifteen minutes before wiping it down with a soft cloth. If you have to, you can rub a soft rag on top of the filter to loosen the dirt that has built up.

If the dirty air filter is still clogging your vehicle, you can use an ozone generator to clean it. But be careful because it’s not safe to use indoors. In fact, it’s very dangerous.

If you choose to use an ozone generator, it is important to make sure you are using the right ozone generator. Check the manual to be sure that it is safe for your vehicle.