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DIY: Cabin Air Filter Replacement (2011-2014 3.7, 5.0, BOSS, GT500)

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Hello FFM!


 


This guide will assist you in replacing the cabin air filter for any 2011-2014 Mustang 3.7, 5.0, BOSS or GT500


 


You will need:


Cabin Air Filter (Ford Part FP53 or equivalent)


#2 Phillips screwdriver (Stubby)


(Optional: Needle nose pliers or panel removal tool)


 


 


 


Open your engine bay and locate the battery in the upper left corner.


 


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Remove the two red circled plastic screws.


You may need the assistance of needle nose pliers or a panel removal tool.


 


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Lift up the shroud.


You now have access to the cabin air filter.


Push down on the filter and pull to remove.


It is a tight fit coming out.


 


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Comparison of dirty and new filter.


 


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Remove the dirty filter and install the new filter making sure the air flow direction (listed on the side of the filter if applicable) and the filter pleats overlap the fins on each side of the plastic housing to promote a proper seal.


 


Install in reverse order.


 


 


Any questions please post below.


 


-Nyke


 


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Engine air filter and cabin air filter replacement

Engine air filter and cabin air filter life are dependent on exposure to dusty and dirty

conditions. Vehicles operated in these conditions require frequent

inspection and replacement of the engine air filter and cabin air filter.

 

Manual recommends 20,000 miles. I replaced this one at 16,000 miles.
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Thanks again. Got this done today. I suspect it hasn't been changed in awhile despite paying the dealership for it. My filter was pretty close to dark brown / black.

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Thanks again. Got this done today. I suspect it hasn't been changed in awhile despite paying the dealership for it. My filter was pretty close to dark brown / black.

Mine was black after about a year of daily driving.  I've made replacing the filter part of my yearly maintenance.

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I did mine at right around 1 year and it was pretty gross.  I'd wager placement has a lot to do with it.  On my wife's 3 & my old 6 you could go a while and it would be fine because it is inside the cabin.  The mustang with it in the cowl definitely gets more dirty/dust before it enters the system.

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Yeah it looks nasty and you're breathing that in. Thanks, now I have something else to be ocd about lol.

Actually, only the outward-facing side of the filter was black, so it was catching all that nastiness and keeping me from breathing it in.

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