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Is it true the 2003 Ford Focus air filter has to be replaced by a dealer?

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Yes. The 2003 2.3L Air Filter is located up above the Driver's Side Front Wheel Well. (I own one) The last time I checked, a Ford Dealer wanted $500 just for the filter which is encapsulated in a two piece plastic cartridge. I have just let mine run with the original and now have 208K on the car. Not good I know, and am losing MPG's, but I don't have the money to replace the stock filter or replace with an aftermarket kit to bypass it. It looks like it can be separated with a hot air gun but unknown if the "sponge like" filter material can be washed and reinserted or not.

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They say that cos you pay them money to do the job.if you are capable then do it yourself.

Posted on Feb 14, 2011

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I don't see how. Any air filter can be taken off by you. What engine sixe do you have? I will check for you.

Posted on Feb 14, 2011

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