Cabin Filter Replacement: Ford Taurus 2010-2019

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Remove Filter - How to access the old cabin air filter

3. Assess Filter - Determine if your old filter needs replacement

4. Replace Filter - Insert the filter and put everything back in place

5. More Info. - Additional thoughts on changing the cabin air filter

 
Video Description

The cabin air filter in your 2011 Ford Taurus filters the air that is blown from your heater or air conditioner into the cabin of your Taurus. You need to change it at least once a year or every 20,000 miles. Replacing the cabin air filter (also know as the dust filter, hvac filter, pollen filter, air conditioner filter and hepa filter) will improve the air quality of your Taurus, will put less strain on your heating and air conditioning system and can increase your gas mileage. These filters are fairly inexpensive, so check out our parts page for great deals on a new one (tip: buy several - they don't expire and you will be able to quickly swap the old one out for a fresh one).

Not all Fords have a cabin air filter and for some models, the inclusion of a cabin air filter depends on what trim level you have (SEL). Newer cars are more likely to have a cabin air filter than older models. If your Taurus has a funky odor when you turn on the heat or air conditioner, or it seems like the fan doesn't work as well as it used to, replacing your cabin air filter is a quick and cheap fix! The video above shows you the cabin air filter location in your Taurus and how to change it!

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