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Ford Fusion Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the engine air filter in a 2nd generation 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion with the EcoBoost 2.0L I4 Turbo motor.

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2014 Fusion Engine Air Box
Flip Down Metal Latch
Release 2nd Latch
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and probably also the updated 2017) Ford Fusion sedan in cleaning or changing the engine air filter element for the EcoBoost 2.0 liter inline four cylinder motor.

Owners of other Ford or Lincoln vehicles such as the Focus, Fiesta, C-Max, Mustang, Escape, Transit Connect, Edge, Flex, Explorer, Expedition, Taurus, F-150, EcoSport, MKC, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT and the Navigator may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement engine air filters with their part numbers are as follows: Fram CA11480, Motorcraft FA1912, K&N 33-5000, Ford Parts DS7Z-9601-A, GKI AF11480, Ecogard XA6272 and Hastings AF1557.

No tools are needed to replace the engine air filter element. A wet/dry shop vacuum can be useful for cleaning and re-using the old filter.


Please verify the correct replacement filter part number for your Fusion by consulting with a Ford dealership's parts counter, calling an auto parts store or by using the Amazon Part Finder website.

The engine air filter part numbers listed above for the EcoBoost 2.0L Turbo I4 motor should also be compatible with the 2.5L, 1.5L Turbo and 1.6L Turbocharged motors.

Lift Off Top Half Air Box
Pull Out Old Filter
Old Filter Removed
The engine air box is located on the right side of the engine bay just in front of the 12V automotive battery.

Flip down the two metal latches on the right side of the engine air box to release the top cover.

Lift open the top cover of the air box.

Pull the old filter straight out of the bottom half of the air box.

Inspect Both Sides
Clean With Vacuum
Clean Out Bottom Half Box
Inspect both sides of the old air filter.

If the old filter is relatively clean, just tap out the large debris and remove any fine dust with a vacuum cleaner.

If the old filter is dark grey or black and clogged with dirt, dust, leaves, insects, twigs, pollen, hair and other debris, it should be replaced with a new element.

I recommend buying the Fram CA11480 engine air filter since it has the best reviews on Amazon.

If your wet/dry shop vacuum has a crevice attachment, clean out any sand or dust in the bottom half of the air box.


Lower In New Air Filter
Slide Tabs In To Slots
Raise Metal Latch
Lower the new filter in to the bottom half of the air box with the pleats facing down and the plastic mesh screen facing up towards you.

Slide the tabs on the left side of the air box cover in to their corresponding slots on the bottom half of the air box.

Snap Latch In Place
Air Box Cover Secured
Engine Air Filter Replaced
Flip the two metal latches up and over the top half of the air box to secure it in place.

Double check that two halves of the air box are flush together at every edge with no part of the new filter visible.

For more, check out my other 2013-2016 Ford Fusion DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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