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Ford Edge Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the EcoBoost 2.0L I4 engine's air filter element in a 2nd generation 2015 to 2019 Ford Edge.

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2017 Edge 2.0L I4 Engine
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Engine Air Filter Box
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Release Right Rear Latch
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and probably also the face-lifted 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years of the Ford Edge SUV in cleaning or changing the engine air filter element for the EcoBoost 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine. (The procedure and filter part numbers are the same for the 2.7L EcoBoost I4 and the Duratec 3.5L V6 engines.)

Owners of other Ford and Lincoln vehicles such as the Escape, Expedition, EcoSport, Flex, Explorer, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus, Ranger, Transit Connect, F-150, Endura, C-Max, Kuga, Mondeo, MKZ, Navigator, Aviator, Nautilus and Continental may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement filters with their part numbers include the following: EcoGard XA6272, K&N 33-5000, Fram CA11480, PotAuto MAP 6013, Motorcraft FA1912 (or FA1912A) and Wix WA10048.

No tools are needed to access, check and replace the engine air filter.

The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

The engine air box is located to the left of the main electrical fuse box and in front of the 12V automotive battery.



 

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Metal Fastener Released
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Pull Off Right Front Latch
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Front Latch Released
Then locate the two metal latches on the right side of the air box (near the fuse box).

Pull the two metal latches out away from the air box and allow them to swing down.

The fasteners are hinged on the lower edge and will remain attached to the bottom half of the air box.

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Pull Open Air Box Cover
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Old Air Filter Exposed
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Remove Old Air Filter
Lift the top half of the air box to access the old filter.

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

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Old Air Filter Removed
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Inspect Both Sides
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Clean Out Bottom Half
Inspect both sides of the old air filter.

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

The original OEM air filter part number is Motorcraft FA1912.

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

Clean out any sand, leaves, insects or other debris in the bottom half of the air box with a wet / dry shop vacuum.



 

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Motorcraft FA-1912
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Lower In New Air Filter
Lower the new air filter into the bottom half of the air box with the pleats facing down and the black plastic mesh screen facing up towards you.
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Line Up Tabs & Slots
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Rear Tab Inserted In Slot
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Close Air Box Cover
Line up the two plastic tabs on the left side of the cover with their two corresponding slots on the bottom half of the air box.

Slide the tabs into their slots.

Lower the right side of the air box cover down into place.

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Swing Up Metal Latches
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Snap Over Air Box Cover
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Engine Air Filter Replaced
Swing up the two metal latches and pop them into place over the top half of the air box.

Double check that the two halves of the air box are secure together with no part of the new filter visible at the edges.

Be sure to write down the filter change in your vehicle's service records.

(The engine air filter service interval specification in the owner's manual is to replace it every 30,000 miles.)

Please check out all of my 2015-2019 Ford Edge DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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