Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Air filter(s)

WARNING:

To reduce the risk of vehicle damage and/or personal burn injuries, do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not remove it while the engine is running.

When changing the air filter element, use only the air filter element listed. Refer to Motorcraft Part Numbers in the Capacities and Specifications chapter.

For EcoBoost equipped vehicles: When servicing the air cleaner, it is important that no foreign material enter the air induction system. The engine and turbocharger are susceptible to damage from even small particles.

Refer to Scheduled Maintenance for the appropriate intervals for changing the air filter element.

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.

Changing the Air Filter Element

3.5L V6 engine


3.5L V6 engine

2.0L EcoBoost engine


2.0L EcoBoost engine

3.5L V6 SHO engine


3.5L V6 SHO engine

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

2. Carefully separate the two halves of the air filter housing.

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


6. Replace the air filter housing cover and secure the clamps. Be sure that the air cleaner cover tabs are engaged into the slots of the air cleaner housing.

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