EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

2000-2004 Subaru Outback Cabin Air Filter Check

David Hobbs helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

The cabin air filter (also known as the pollen filter, AC filter, dust filter, hvac filter and hepa filter) in your 2001 Subaru Outback cleans the air that you and your passengers breath inside of your car. You need to change it at least once a year or every 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. In addition to improving the air quality of your Outback, replacing your cabin air filter will put less strain on your heating and air conditioning system and can increase your gas mileage. These filters are fairly inexpensive, so check out our parts page for great deals on a new one (tip: buy several, when you go to check the cabin air filter on your Outback, you can easily swap it for a new one if it is dirty).

Not all Subarus have a cabin air filter and for some models, the inclusion of a cabin air filter depends on what trim level you have (Limited). If your Outback smells bad when you turn on the heater or air conditioner, or it seems like the fan doesn't blow air as well as it used to, replacing your cabin air filter is a likely the best fix! The video above shows you where the cabin air filter in your 2001 Outback is located and how to check it.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • 2000-2004 Subaru Outback: Fix Oil Leaks
    Fix minor oil leaks

    Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • Transmission Fluid Leak Fix: 2000-2004 Subaru Outback
    How to seal minor transmission fluid leaks

    Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • How to Add Oil Subaru Outback (2000-2004)
    Top up the oil level

    Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • Highbeam (Brights) Change: 2000-2004 Subaru Outback
    Replace brights

    On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • Check Power Steering Level Subaru Outback (2000-2004)
    Check power steering fluid level

    Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • Battery Replacement: 2000-2004 Subaru Outback
    Replace your car battery

    Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • See all videos for the 2001 Subaru Outback
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools