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How to Change Cabin Filters in a Sport Trac

by Jody L. Campbell

The Ford Sport Trac was a variant of the Ford Explorer SUV, with a small truck bed. Not all Explorers or Sport Tracs came equipped with cabin air filters; however, kits were available to convert the vehicles to support cabin air filters, and there were some Sport Tracs and earlier models of Explorers that did come equipped with the filters. Cabin air filters are fairly new to the automotive industry. They are designed to filter the pollutants and allergens from entering the passenger cab of a vehicle.

Step 1

Open the passenger side door of the Sport Trac and locate the cabin air filter housing door, beneath the glove compartment.

Step 2

Remove the retaining screws of the cabin air filter housing door with the Phillips screwdriver.

Step 3

Remove the cabin air filter housing door.

Step 4

Reach up inside the cabin air filter housing and pull the strap-handle of the cabin air filter downward to remove the cabin air filter from the housing.

Step 5

Install the new cabin air filter by reversing the removal procedure. Align the directional arrow stamped on the side of the new filter in the downward position inside the cabin air filter housing.

Replace the cabin air filter housing door and the retaining screws.

Items you will need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Replacement cabin air filter

About the Author

Jody L. Campbell spent over 15 years as both a manager and an under-car specialist in the automotive repair industry. Prior to that, he managed two different restaurants for over 15 years. Campbell began his professional writing career in 2004 with the publication of his first book.

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  • The automobile filter for air clearing image by Dzmitry Halavach from