Ford Escape: Air filter - Maintenance and Specifications - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Air filter

Refer to scheduled maintenance information for the appropriate intervals for changing the air filter element.

When changing the air filter element, use only the air filter element listed. Refer to Motorcraft part numbers in this chapter.

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Changing the air filter element

1. Release the clamps that secure the air filter housing cover.

• 2.5L I4 engine

• 3.0L V6 engine

• 3.0L V6 engine

2. Pull the air filter housing cover away.

2. Pull the air filter housing cover away.
3. Remove the air filter element from the air filter housing.
4. Wipe the air filter housing and cover clean to remove any dirt or debris and to ensure good sealing.
5. Install a new air filter element. Be careful not to crimp the filter element edges between the air filter housing and cover. This could cause filter damage and allow unfiltered air to enter the engine if not properly seated.
6. Replace the air filter housing cover and secure the clamps.

Note: Failure to use the correct air filter element may result in severe engine damage. The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the engine if the correct air filter element is not used.

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