Replacing the air-filter for the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Escape with the 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine is an easy job which can be done in less than five minutes and requires no tools.
Before you begin, be sure your car is parked safely and is turned off. Always be mindful of hot components like radiator hoses, caps and other components nearby.
The air-filter element easily located in the large filter box assembly which is just ahead of the 12-volt battery on the driver side.
Removing the filter begins by removing the two plastic clips on the sides of the air-filter box and then gently lifting it up. There are two tabs holding it in place on the engine side of the box cover and you can simply pull it up and away without removing the hose from it.
Remove the old filter element by simply reaching in and pulling it out.
Replacing the filter element is done by reversing the order of previous tasks. Be sure to align the two tabs on the engine side of the box cover to assure a proper fit and seal with the filter element. Once in place simply re-attach the two plastic clips.
That’s it! You’re done.