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Old 09-17-2012, 06:13 PM   #31
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Unclip all wires, and remove fusebox. There are only positive lever lock clips back there so nothing will be that terrible to remove.
Copy. I couldn't see the top of the block very well so I didn't bother to see how they unclipped. I'll take a closer look tomorrow.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #32
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How much did it cost you?
I forget - I think $43 for parts and labor? But I got it done at 20k miles because the manual says to get everything "checked out" or w/e. I don't know what that means or how to prove that I greased zerk fittings and made sure my ball joint boots aren't torn, etc. other than by my word. So I figured if I just brought it in, that'd be proof enough. heh...
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:11 AM   #33
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2012 Focus Cabin Filter

Just relpaced filter @21K. It was black.
To make it easier to get the new filter in, if you gently squeeze the top & bottom of the filter it decreases the size & provides a rounded leading edge as you insert it. Once you have the leading edge in the filter snaps back to its squared shape.
Did not have to remove fuse box doing it this way.

Who ever designed this should be shot.
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #34
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Just relpaced filter @21K. It was black.
To make it easier to get the new filter in, if you gently squeeze the top & bottom of the filter it decreases the size & provides a rounded leading edge as you insert it. Once you have the leading edge in the filter snaps back to its squared shape.
Did not have to remove fuse box doing it this way.

Who ever designed this should be shot.
If you think its bad in this application, the Mazda 3 has 2 short panels that need to be levitated in on top of one another. #fail
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:41 PM   #35
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Just relpaced filter @21K. It was black.
To make it easier to get the new filter in, if you gently squeeze the top & bottom of the filter it decreases the size & provides a rounded leading edge as you insert it. Once you have the leading edge in the filter snaps back to its squared shape.
Did not have to remove fuse box doing it this way.

Who ever designed this should be shot.
I second this, both parts! An extra half inch or so would have made all the difference in the world.

And no, that's not what she said...

Also, my factory filter appeared black/dirty, but didn't have that much loose dirt in it. So either it's really nasty after 10k miles or more likely, it's like one of the filters like Fram or Purolator offered a while back with "Activated Charcoal" for odor removal or some such. At first glance, they too look dirty even when new.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #36
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I took mine out today and replaced it... 10 minute job and did not remove or unplug any pcm parts or disconnect the battery. Here's the secret... There is a small downward facing vent under the glovebox. Undo the bolt and push the vent to the left. Pull the old filter out in an arc through the space where the downwards facing vent was while squeezing the filter as previously noted by others. To install u simply push the filter in through this space while squeezing the end a bit and just feed it in on an arc (like making a left hand turn kinda)... Occasionally aligning and manipulating the top then bottom back and forth until it is all the way in. It is a pain but it does go in in less than 3minutes... Then just slide the vent over 2 inches to the right and tighten the small bolt.... Install the cover and u r done.
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I took mine out today and replaced it... 10 minute job and did not remove or unplug any pcm parts or disconnect the battery. Here's the secret... There is a small downward facing vent under the glovebox. Undo the bolt and push the vent to the left. Pull the old filter out in an arc through the space where the downwards facing vent was while squeezing the filter as previously noted by others. To install u simply push the filter in through this space while squeezing the end a bit and just feed it in on an arc (like making a left hand turn kinda)... Occasionally aligning and manipulating the top then bottom back and forth until it is all the way in. It is a pain but it does go in in less than 3minutes... Then just slide the vent over 2 inches to the right and tighten the small bolt.... Install the cover and u r done.
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Hey guys - I'm at 20k miles and time to replace this filter. I have tried in vain to come up with a part number... not in the manual, nothing online @ Ford (that I was able to find). Purolator says it's C36174 which is not available.

Anybody have a PN for this replacement filter? Ford or aftermarket, I don't care.

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Hey guys - I'm at 20k miles and time to replace this filter. I have tried in vain to come up with a part number... not in the manual, nothing online @ Ford (that I was able to find). Purolator says it's C36174 which is not available.

Anybody have a PN for this replacement filter? Ford or aftermarket, I don't care.

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