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Old 01-12-2012, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default Cabin Air Filter Install?

Apparently the 04-08 f150's lack the cabin air filter according to the manuals. However aftermarket manufacturers still make the filter. So my question is are there any methods to install a filter for the air system not to breath in all the crap in the air while driving?

Why didn't ford include a filter, where they trying to save $5? Or does the system clean the air without the filter somehow?

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Don't have the air on circulate and get behind a diesel, it definitely doesn't clean anything. I have forgotten about the filter, hopefully someone here can enlighten us on this situation
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Think it's bad in our trucks? Try driving a newer Mustang...I just bought one, and it does have a cabin filter, albeit not very good though, as the car sits low, and sucks up all the road exhaust.

I see (and smell) a huge difference between the F150 and the Mustang when driving.
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fram makes and arm and hammer interior filter that should help out your mustang.
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Think it's bad in our trucks? Try driving a newer Mustang...I just bought one, and it does have a cabin filter, albeit not very good though, as the car sits low, and sucks up all the road exhaust.

I see (and smell) a huge difference between the F150 and the Mustang when driving.
There are activated carbon filters for that..
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I imagine there is a method to retrofit a filter in our trucks, similar to how I did it in my 2003 and 07 silverados
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Where do they mount on the f150's that have them (previous years)? I know in the 01 Taurus I had, just needed to remove the cowl and pop something off and put the filter in...... it would work for any Taurus... with a 2 Piece or 1 piece (although much harder) cowl Taurus of that generation.... just wonder if ours is the same.....
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Where do they mount on the f150's that have them (previous years)? I know in the 01 Taurus I had, just needed to remove the cowl and pop something off and put the filter in...... it would work for any Taurus... with a 2 Piece or 1 piece (although much harder) cowl Taurus of that generation.... just wonder if ours is the same.....
seems that it just to be below the glove box (1998 F150):
On the passenger side below the glove box area of the dash you will see a
black plastic cover. You need to remove the 6 shiny brass screws holding it
on. There are 2 up front in clear view and 2 towards the back corners that
are
harder to see. Remove these and the cover will fall right off. Once this is
off you will see a black piece of plastic shaped like a elongated c that
faces towards the firewall right about where the decorative cover was. There
are 4 black screws holding this on. 2 on the long side and 1 on each end.
Remove this and then grasp the tab on the inside edge of the C looking area
and pull straight down and the filter will pull out.. Its a rather large
filter and you will need to bend it towards you a little when it gets to the
floor to remove it completely. Its made to bend some so don`t worry about
it. Reverse this order to install the new one. Don't be surprised on how
dirty it is.......

I
n the center of the
raised "C" looking part with the 6 screws is a molded rectangular piece you
can pull on to remove it. I just went and checked mine to verify it. I can
send a picture to you if needed. Let me know.

Its also in the black/grey looking box that hangs low under the decorative
cover. You will see the fan for the air/defrost/heat on the firewall about
5-6 inches right behind it.

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...so has anybody figured out a scab-in way to install a cabin filter for our tucks?
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...so has anybody figured out a scab-in way to install a cabin filter for our tucks?
On my scab I always get an exhaust smell inside the cab. Would love to see how I could get a filter on it
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