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How to Change the Cabin Air Filter on a Ford Expedition

by Carl Pruit

A good way to keep your Ford Expedition running well is to perform routine maintenance on it. Changing the oil, keeping the right tire pressure and checking the transmission fluid are all important, but there is one thing that doesn't seem to get enough attention. You also need to change the cabin air filter on a regular basis. Here is a quick guide on how to change the cabin air filter on your Ford Expedition.

How to Change the Cabin Air filter on Your Ford Expedition

Locate the cabin air filter container on your Ford Expedition. If you are standing in front of the vehicle, looking at the engine, it will be on the back, left side of the engine, next to the heater fan. You will see a black cover over the top of the container. The air filter is approximately 6" x 9" and about 2" deep. Look for a black casing that will be about 10" across and 8" high. The box sits vertically against the firewall of the vehicle.

Remove the cover of the cabin air filter by lightly prying on it with a screwdriver. The cover is secured with plastic tabs that pop off quite often. If this happens, you can buy replacements at your local automotive store.

Remove the cabin air filter, and vacuum out the container to remove any dust or debris. Wipe it down with a clean damp cloth and let the inside of the container dry before inserting new filter.

Place new cabin air filter in container and secure the cover, replacing tabs if needed. Remove tools from engine compartment and close hood.

You are now able to enjoy driving with clean air flowing through the inside of your car.

Tip

  • Cabin air filters should be changed at least once a year.

Warning

  • Not changing your air filter regularly can cause poor performance in your vehicle as well as causing interior windows to fog over. It also causes unhealthy air to be circulated inside the cabin of your car.

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About the Author

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.

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