Ford Mustang Owners Manual: Air filter check

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.

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.

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

See Scheduled Maintenance Information 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.

V6 engine


V6 engine

V8 engine


V8 engine

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

2. Remove the air filter element from the air filter housing.

3. Wipe the air filter housing and cover clean to remove any dirt or debris and to ensure good sealing.

4. 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.

5. 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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