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post #1 of 18 Old 10-14-2015, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Cabin Air Filter

Has anyone got their cabin air filter replaced yet?

I've read the owner's manual, and it recommends replacing it every 20,000 miles. My dealer has certainly not replaced it with the 2 year free complimentary service. Anyone knows how to replaced it?

The manual only says, "It is located inside the instrument panel and to the left of the glove box (page 140)." Nothing specific on how to replace it but to go to yo' dealer for a $13 part.

Part: Motorcraft FP-70 Cabin Air Filter.

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That is oddly vague and doesn't make much sense to remove the instrument panel to get to it. Usually it's located behind the glove compartment. Maybe try a garage near you?
Sorry I can't help.
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Could it be it's a similar procedure to the Ford Escape?

https://youtu.be/hBjIF7Ct1zc
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Could it be it's a similar procedure to the Ford Escape?

https://youtu.be/hBjIF7Ct1zc
I'm willing to bet that's the case since with all the cost cutting efforts, they're bound to cut in an area we can't see unless we dig, like for something as simple as a cabin filter.



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Well, I finally had a chance to replace the cabin air filter and the air filter. I got about 28,000 miles, and yes my el cheapo Lincoln dealer has not replaced none of them! The good thing is that they are easy enough to replace by oneself = no special "German" service cost required.

For the cabin air filter, the process is similar to the Ford Escape. However, our MKC has no love as our escape. Instead of the nice pull tabs posted on the video, we get just plastic tabs that can break and may need to be replaced every time you try to take the cover off. There are nicer plastic tabs with two pieces for easier maintenance/access. We just get a simple plastic push tab going 1 way in!
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Well, I finally had a chance to replace the cabin air filter and the air filter. I got about 28,000 miles, and yes my el cheapo Lincoln dealer has not replaced none of them!
Shouldn't this be included as part of the 2-year/24k complimentary maintenance?

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Just had the dealer replace the engine air filter and the cabin air filter at 30,000 miles.I initially thought I would replace both myself but after trying to locate the cabin air filter I gave up.Don't know how the service tech did the cabin but when the car was returned the passenger seat back was all the way down. Guessing he was upside down in the seat. Also the filters are not part of the free maintance package. Had to pay approx. $50. for parts and labor.
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The free maintenance is for 2 years/24,000 miles.
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I checked what is covered in the prepaid maintenance and it doesn't appear that the cabin air filter is included.

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Almost 2 years and 20K on the MKC, so I replaced the cabin air filter today (Motorcraft FP-70).

As noted by Psychoart, the MKC cover lacks the nice release fasteners used on the Escape and instead uses simple Christmas-tree type clips. I broke 2 of the 3 clips in the removal process. I think the intention is to remove the fasteners with the cover; doing so might salvage them. I replaced all 3 with removable push-pull fasteners from NAPA, which should considerably ease the process next time.

Only about half of the filter access opening is visible, so maneuvering the replacement filter into the housing is a combination of feel and luck. Mine went into position without much difficulty.

The old filter was grisly--lots of embedded dirt and even some mold. 20K seems too long an interval. Next time, I'll replace the filter at about 7.5K miles.

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