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CABIN AIR FILTER INSTALL Ford freestyle 500 montego taurus

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CABIN AIR FILTER INSTALL Ford freestyle 500 montego taurus

Post by pltdford » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:00 pm

Free cabin filter info from ANTHONY. So many doubters I had to post.

I just want everyone to be able to enjoy cleaner air for this great car. Ford should have included this in this car and it seems they intended it to be here. You should see an old cabin filter and how much dirt it stops from entering the cabin and a/c coil. If the engine uses an air cleaner, the ac system needs one.

If you use this information you agree to hold me harmless for any and all damages if any are caused.

You will need the sharpest razor you ever used. Aluminum hvac tape, duct tape will fall off and a purolator C35519 air filter.

Empty glove box, remove glove box damper on left side, and drop down.
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This photo is looking inside the glove box after you lowered it. Locate the air filter mold and cut between the lines. Save the cut out piece to reseal the filter. Be careful when pulling the razor back, the sheetmetal behind the glove box frame is razor sharp. You will notice the mounting holes that Ford might have intended for a filter cover.
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Put filter in housing with the arrow down and check which way has the snug fit.
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Place cut out piece back in opening and use aluminum hvac tape to seal.

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I owned several Toyota Sienna's and they were weak, lousy handling and costly to maintain. Sienna's cabin filter is like a piece of paper. The freestyle 500 handles better, looks better and smokes the sienna.
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Post by JeffMD » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:02 pm

whats with the postage stamp size pics? (even in your photo library, they are not even 320x240)

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Post by 500AWD » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:27 am

Thats neat to know............what are the pics of???

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Post by 500AWD » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:29 am

what are the pics of??? :roll:

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Post by zundapp2 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:30 am

Thank you pltdford for a great tip and excellent instructions. This seems to be an inexpensive and very worthwhile modification.

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I've had several cars with cabin air filters and

Post by gened1 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:46 am

I have driven through areas that had air quality problems with those cars and have not noticed any difference in the in-car experience in cars that have gone through the same area with approximately the same conditions but without the filter. Even the dust that accumulates on the dashboard and glass instruments has not been lessened. I have made sure that the filter is in good condition and have changed it out in those cars fitted with filters on a regular basis and while noticing that there are some filtering of apparently large particles of stuff because the filter was dirty, really think that the cabin filter is more of a feel good thing than an actual aid to the in-car health of the occupants.
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Re: I've had several cars with cabin air filters and

Post by bfocussvt » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:49 pm

gened1 wrote:I have driven through areas that had air quality problems with those cars and have not noticed any difference in the in-car experience in cars that have gone through the same area with approximately the same conditions but without the filter. Even the dust that accumulates on the dashboard and glass instruments has not been lessened. I have made sure that the filter is in good condition and have changed it out in those cars fitted with filters on a regular basis and while noticing that there are some filtering of apparently large particles of stuff because the filter was dirty, really think that the cabin filter is more of a feel good thing than an actual aid to the in-car health of the occupants.
Never the less, good install.

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Post by bfocussvt » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:47 pm

Anyway to get bigger pictures?

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Post by kjc2006 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:21 am

Great post; thanks!
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Post by bfocussvt » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:23 pm

kjc2006 wrote:Great post; thanks!
Agreed, great post!

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Post by zundapp2 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:39 pm

For less than $20 (filter, tape, and new blades for the utility knife) and about one hour of work I installed cabin filtration following pltdford's instructions. Easy installation but use caution with the utility knife. Kudos to Ford engineers for providing easy access to the filter (other filters in other cars are not so easy to reach) and kudos to pltdford for showing me the way.
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Post by 500AWD » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:14 pm

Great instructions, the pics work fine now that I looked at the area.

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Post by MustHaveAWD » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:41 pm

Will this work on a 2005 500 SEL?
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Post by zundapp2 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:46 pm

Mod will definitely work on 2005 SEL.

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Post by Popweezy » Wed May 30, 2007 8:29 am

What about a 2006 500 SEL? And where can I get Aluminum HVAC Tape?

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Post by MENINBLK » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:21 am

Popweezy wrote:What about a 2006 500 SEL? And where can I get Aluminum HVAC Tape?
Home Depot ???

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Post by paqman67 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:30 pm

Hello Popweezy!

HVAC tape is avilable at Home Depot (or any other hardware store). As far as where to get it, I got my filter at:www.cgenterprises.com It's in Canada, by the way. The filter runs $19.95 at that site and shipping is a flat $5.00 anywhere. Look at the part number on the search function, otherwise if you look for Ford Cabin Air Filters, there are none for the Five Hundred. You also have to remove the filter from the housing, and then it drops into the slot as well.
Good luck with your filter!
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Post by BoB/335 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:52 pm

What about the 2008 Taurus. I like the idea of an air filter.

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Post by BoB/335 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:02 pm

How did you know that spot was there and how did you know what size filter would fit?

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Post by BoB/335 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:11 pm

How did you know that spot was there and how did you know what size filter would fit?

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