Kepping is car in good conditions is one of the crucial tasks you need to do if you want to keep your automobile in good condition and avoid unpredicted breakdowns that would necessitate you to spend a lot of cash. Some maintenance work seem obvious to almost everyone, such as oil and filter changes, but for others you may not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to focus on a less notorious but equally crucial maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my Ford F 550? To do this, first we’ll find out where the cabin filter on your Ford F 550 is, and secondly how to change this famous filter, as well called pollen filter.


Where is the cabin filter on my Ford F 550?

So let’s start our article content with location of the cabin filter on your Ford F 550. Depending on the year of your vehicle and the series, the filter can be found in three different areas, we will now describe these locations.

Passenger compartment filter found in the engine compartment

To locate the cabin filter of your Ford F 550?, we recommend you to take a look at the side of the engine compartment, indeed, it is one of the most preferred places for car manufacturers. This is simply because this is where the Ford F 550’s external air intake is positioned. This is where your car will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is most of the time found just under the windscreen, at the level of the air vents, you can access it through the bonnet of your car, it will be in a plastic box.

Cabin filter which is under the glove box of an Ford F 550

The second possible area for the cabin filter on your Ford F 550 is under the glove compartment of your car. This is the easiest place to access, you will just have to lie down and look under your glove box and you should find a black box including the pollen filter, just unclip it to access your filter.

Cabin filter which is under the dashboard of your Ford F 550

Finally, last spot where the cabin filter on your Ford F 550 can be found is under your dashboard, to access it you will have to remove your glove box which is almost always held by clips or a screw. Now that this is done, you should see the black box it is in.

How to change the cabin filter of my Ford F 550?

Finally, we will now teach you how to change the cabin filter of your Ford F 550? Nevertheless this is a rather basic procedure, it must be done at the right time to avoid concerns on your vehicle.

When to change the cabin filter on Ford F 550?

The big question for a good number of Ford F 550 owners is when to change this filter, because we know that you have to change it every 20,000 kilometres; don’t hesitate to read our article content on the removal of the service indicator light; nevertheless, for the cabin filter, it’s a complete other question. It should be changed every year if you use your vehicle regularly or every two years if you drive in the country and only make short trips. The purpose of this filter is to filter out air impure substances, allergens and exhaust gas. Do not hesitate to change it more regularly if you drive in city.

How to remove the cabin filter on my Ford F 550?

Last but not least, the last step that certainly draws you to this tips guide, how to remove the cabin filter from your Ford F 550? This step is actually very common. Once you’ve found the location of the filter, all you have to do is to unclip the box in which it is located and gently pull it out. Be careful when taking it out to look carefully in which direction it is positioned (you will often find an arrow that gives the direction of the air), so remember to position your new filter in the same direction. You just have to close and re-clip the box and you’re done changing the cabin filter of your Ford F 550.

In the event that you have any additional questions about the Ford F 550, do not hesitate to consult our Ford F 550 category.