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Ford EcoSport Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the air filter element for the EcoBoost 1.0L I3 engine in a 2013 to 2021 Ford EcoSport SUV.

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2020 EcoSport 1.0L I3
Engine Air Filter Housing
Release Rear Right Latch
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Ford EcoSport compact SUV in checking, cleaning or changing the air filter element for the EcoBoost 1.0 liter inline three cylinder engine. The procedure should also be the same or very similar for the 2.0L I4 and 1.5L I3 engines.

Owners of other Ford or Lincoln vehicles such as the Fiesta, B-Max, Escape, Edge, Bronco Sport, Explorer, Expedition, Transit, Focus, Mondeo, S-Max, Puma, Kuga, Endura, Everest, Ka, Figo, Endeavour, Aviator, Corsair, Nautilus and Navigator may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) engine air filter in this 2020 EcoSport Titanium EcoBoost 1.0L I3 was part number FoMoCo GN15-9601-AA which is also known as Motorcraft FA1935.

A few other air filters that are compatible with their part numbers include the following: Wix WA10831, ACDelco A3418C and Hastings PA10408.

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

A wet/dry shop vacuum may be useful for cleaning out any debris in the bottom half of the air box or for cleaning the old filter if you plan on using it for a few more miles.

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

The black plastic engine air filter housing is located behind the driver side headlight housing, in front of the 12V automotive battery and to the left of the windshield washer fluid filler tube.

Locate the two black metal latches on the right side of the air box cover.


Front Left Metal Latch
Two Latches Released
Lift Open Right Side
Push the two metal latches away from the air box cover until they swing down.

Once the two latches have been released, lift open the right side of the air box cover.

Slide Tabs Out of Slots
Disconnect IAT Plug
Set Aside Air Box Cover
Slide the tabs on the left side of the air box cover out of their slots on the bottom half of the filter housing.

Push in the release tab on the electrical connector for the IAT (intake air temperature) sensor before pulling it straight off.

Set the cover aside on the left of the filter housing.

Remove Old Air Filter
Old Air Filter Removed
Inspect Both Sides
Pull the old air filter straight out bottom half of the housing.

Inspect both sides of the old filter.

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

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

Clean With Vacuum
Clean Out Air Box
Lower In New Air Filter
Clean out any debris, leaves or sand in the bottom half of the air box.

Orientate the new filter with the foam rubber gasket facing up towards you.

Rubber Gasket - Up
Line Up Tabs & Slots
Flip Up Rear Latch
Lower the filter down into the air box with the pleats facing down and the foam rubber gasket facing up towards you.

Lower the cover down over the housing and slide the two tabs into their slots.

Secure Front Metal Latch
Push On Power Plug
New Air Filter Installed
Flip up the two metal latches and snap them into place.

Push the electrical connector back on to the IAT sensor. You should feel or hear the power plug "click" securely into place.

Make sure the two halves of the air box are flush together with no part of the new filter visible at the edges.

Don't forget to write down the filter change in your vehicle's service records.

The scheduled maintenance section of the owner's manual specifies that the engine air filter should be replaced every 18,500 miles (or every 30,000 km).

For more, check out all of the 2013-2021 Ford EcoSport DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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