"SC Tom" <SC@Tom.com> wrote in message news:jjI9f.49415$RG4.email@example.com...
> >>Well after lloking around, it seems that you may have one. See
> >>http://www.carquest.com/product/filters/cabin_air.pdf and
> >>If you have one, it will be under a plastic cover on the passenger side
> >>the base of the windshield. If there is a filter, there will be a series
> >>plastic screws in the air intake plenum cover at the rear of the engine
> >>compartment. If you remove these plastic "screws" (push pins), you can
> >>remove the cover and replace the filter (at least that is how it works
> >>the two vechiles that I own that have filters).
> Try this- it covered my '02. '05 should be similar.
> SC Tom
I also posted the Carquest link. However when I looked at the Owner's Guide
for a 2005 Escape, I could find no mention of a cabin air filter. I also
looked at the 2002 Escape Owner's Guide and it doesn't mention a cabin air
filter either. Furthermore, when I looked at the vehicle specs on the Ford
website I see no mention of a cabin air filter. Nor is it mentioned in the
vehicle ordering guides. I find it strange that Ford includes this feature,
and then doesn't tell anyone about it. On the other hand, both Carquest and
Motorcraft offer replacement "Pollen" filters (Carquest P/N YL8418797 -
Ford, Motorcraft P/N FP-49, Ford P/N YL8Z-19N619-AB), so it must be there.
Strange. Is it possible that the filter is not installed at the factory, but
can be added as an aftermarket accessory? I've seen at least one site that
indicated that this was the case (see
). I also came
across a better illustration of how to replace the filter at
. Also see:
Purolator# C25478, Wix# 24816, Hastings# AF1148, Champ# CAF1755, Fram #
CF9362 are all equivalent to the FORD YL8Z-19N619-AB Pollen Filter.