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Old 11-07-2016, 01:49 AM   #1
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F53 air filter removal/inspection

I saw a couple of threads where owners were having trouble getting to and removing the air filter for inspection or replacement. There didn't appear to be a good solution and I'm not certain it ever got resolved. In case it didn't, I wanted to offer this information. I had a basic service performed at a Ford dealer recently and they let me watch/help (for no extra charge ) and the tech checked and removed the air filter in about 2 seconds!
The key seems to be unlatching the 3 latches on the front of the air box, slightly lifting the front of the top and the pushing back about a half inch or so and the top lifts right up for filter removal. I tired it myself and it works like a champ. I have a couple of pictures but can't figure out how to post them. Sorry.
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I saw a couple of threads where owners were having trouble getting to and removing the air filter for inspection or replacement. There didn't appear to be a good solution and I'm not certain it ever got resolved. In case it didn't, I wanted to offer this information. I had a basic service performed at a Ford dealer recently and they let me watch/help (for no extra charge ) and the tech checked and removed the air filter in about 2 seconds!
The key seems to be unlatching the 3 latches on the front of the air box, slightly lifting the front of the top and the pushing back about a half inch or so and the top lifts right up for filter removal. I tired it myself and it works like a champ. I have a couple of pictures but can't figure out how to post them. Sorry.
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It would be awesome if you did post some pics of the process. Last time I did it, it took about 30 minutes. Thanks for sharing!
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Pics shmics. Video! I was a bus mechanic in my youth many decades ago and I haven't been able to get that damn thing off easily!
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It would be awesome if you did post some pics of the process. Last time I did it, it took about 30 minutes. Thanks for sharing!
How about getting it back on!
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Okay, I've tried to upload 3 photos which, if successful would show the air box with the 3 clips, the back of the air box where apparently it's slotted and the third, the top lifted to show being able to get the filter out.
I'm sure if you had tried previously this and had a difficult time, you would be very dubious of my claim. However, I assure you, it took the mechanic about 2 seconds to lift it up to show me. While I didn't duplicate it there, I did at home and it was equally easy. Hope the pics show. If not, I'll keep trying.
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It has been my experience that some (many) coach manufacturers build the motorhome with little to no regard to servicing them. I have seen coaches require body work in order to change out AC components. A saw and prybar may be handy.
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