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#1 Ford Fiesta Ghia 01

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:39 AM

Hi,

I'm having trouble locating the air filter on my 01 Fiesta Ghia. I have the Haynes manual (3397) and it tells me that the air filter should be located in one of the following places:

- left-hand front corner of the engine compartment
- over the top of the engine on later 1.25 litre Zetec-SE Engines

I can't find it in either of these places - unless i'm mis-interpreting "over the top of the engine". Some other forum said that the filter was behind the window wiper rod but this is the pollen filter and not the air filter. Here are some images of the engine:

1: Image 1
2: Image 2
3: Image 3
4: Image 4
5: Image 5

In image 2 you can see that there is a void in the left hand front corner. In image 3 you can see the flap for the pollen filter. Maybe I should mention that the car has air conditioning?? I just can't seem to find it! Any help is much much appreciated. It's driving me crazy! Thanks in advance.

- Matthew

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#2 SierraYankee99

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:17 PM

Air Cleaner (231740)


Removal

1. Remove the air cleaner intake pipe. For additional information, refer to «Air Cleaner Intake Pipe» in this Section.

2. Remove the battery tray. For additional information, refer to «Section below».

3. Disconnect the air cleaner outlet pipe.

4. Disconnect the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor and mass air flow (MAF) sensor electrical connectors.

5. Remove the air cleaner cover.

6. Remove the air cleaner element.

7. Disconnect the positive crankcase ventilation hose.

8. Remove the air cleaner.

1 Detach the rubber clip.

2 Remove the air cleaner.


Installation

1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.




Air Cleaner Intake Pipe (231750)


Removal

1. Loosen the left-hand front wheel nuts.

2. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to «Section 100-02».

3. Remove the left-hand front wheel.

4. Remove the left-hand front fender splash shield.

5. Remove the air cleaner intake pipe.

1 Remove the air cleaner intake pipe locking pin.

2 Rotate the air cleaner intake pipe clockwise.

3 Remove the air cleaner intake pipe.


Installation

1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.




Battery Tray (442714)


Removal

1. Remove the battery. For additional information, refer to «Battery» in this Section.

2. Remove the cable tie.

3. Remove the battery tray.


Installation

1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

#3 Ford Fiesta Ghia 01

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:44 PM

Thank you for your reply SierraYankee99. Just two things:

Where did you get this detailed information?

This seems fairly involved! Is it not supposed to be far more simple to change an air filter? I'm not questioning your knowledge it's just I'm a complete newbie! :unsure:

- Matthew

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:43 PM

Ford technical information system pal ;)

I didnt design the car mate, just tell you the procedure for doing what you asked lol.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:06 PM

I know! Thanks again SierraYankee99.

- Matthew

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:35 PM

It took me a few weeks to get around to trying this. It turns out that the procedure is a lot simpler than the instructions given above.

Take a look at Image 1 and locate it's position under your car hood. The air cleaner filter is located under this area, simply remove the 6 screws and lift up the plastic lid.

- Matthew

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