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I changed my air-conditioning filter today on the Shelby and figured I'd make a thread about it since I wasn't too sure how to do it until I dug into it.

I have a battery cover, so I had to remove that first. With that, the two plastic pins that hold the plastic cowl down were removed. You can see the corner of the filter hiding behind the firewall:



Close-up shot of the filter in place:



I lifted up the cowl (it is split and the passenger side is the short piece. Once the cowl was lifted (removal not needed) I was able to reach in and pull out the filter:



The filter sits in a frame (housing). Make sure to take notice which way this comes out so you place the new filter in the correct way (it has an airflow arrow).



Lift up cowl and push new filter into place. It will "click in."



This shot shows the split cowl:



Exhibit "A" your honor!



Push cowl back into place and reinsert 2 pins. Time to breathe "easy," the project is complete.
 

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A definite DIY job that will save you big $ over a dealer fee. I doubt mine was ever changed before I did it. I can breath much easier now!!

I would recommend getting the top grade hypo allergenic model.
 

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I changed my air-conditioning filter today on the Shelby and figured I'd make a thread about it since I wasn't too sure how to do it until I dug into it.

I have a battery cover, so I had to remove that first. With that, the two plastic pins that hold the plastic cowl down were removed. You can see the corner of the filter hiding behind the firewall:



Close-up shot of the filter in place:



I lifted up the cowl (it is split and the passenger side is the short piece. Once the cowl was lifted (removal not needed) I was able to reach in and pull out the filter:



The filter sits in a frame (housing). Make sure to take notice which way this comes out so you place the new filter in the correct way (it has an airflow arrow).



Lift up cowl and push new filter into place. It will "click in."



This shot shows the split cowl:



Exhibit "A" your honor!



Push cowl back into place and reinsert 2 pins. Time to breathe "easy," the project is complete.
Your Filter would probably be OK if you didn't spread all that PIXIE Dust around at Car Shows!

:wink:
 

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Your Filter would probably be OK if you didn't spread all that PIXIE Dust around at Car Shows!

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That's funny Mike!:rofl:
 

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To gauge how often to change it, is that your original filter?

Thanks Snoopy, I appreciate your .pdf's, I drag and drop them into a folder for future refrence.
 

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To gauge how often to change it, is that your original filter?

Thanks Snoopy, I appreciate your .pdf's, I drag and drop them into a folder for future refrence.
Yes. I have around 28,000 miles and the car rarely gets dusty.
 

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Do I see hair on your hand?
 

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I need to do this. Been putting it off. Where'd you get the filter? Ford? Autozone?
 

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Thanks Goose and Snoopy. I've never seen air filters under the hood, always inside the cabin behind the glovebox.

I replace the ones on our two main vehicles every 5k miles. They're very dirty by that point.
 

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Great DIY. I would have been looking under the passenger dash and then probably just assumed it didn't have one if I didn't find it there. I would have made a post asking, lol. First time I have ever seen one under hood.
 
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