Like said above the Cabin filter is not installed out the factory so you won't have one unless you've already put one in there. Be careful when taking off the piece that holds the cabin filter. I broke the clips ( I saw no way around that..honest) and I now have to silicone my weatherstripping to ensure it seats right during the seasons. The price for cleaner air I guess.Ok, I ran a search and found this. Sorry for the resurrection of this post, but I got to know… where is the cabin filter located?
I went to change my Cabin filter this past weekend and found no filter as well (01 Wagon). In fact, I could not find anywhere to confirm the location of the cabin filter. I think it’s located below the passenger side windshield wiper and under that black plastic cowling. Is this correct? What a miserable piece of caca location.
By the way, the FP-38 Motorcraft number, does anyone have a cross-reference? In Ford’s infinite wisdom, Motorcraft filters have to be purchased from the Dealer. I’ll never use Fram, but Purolator works for me on this type of filter. Any other suggestions?
My dealer gave me a Motorcraft FP-41 Cabin filter and it fit perfectlyI went to the Dealer’s this morning with my non-fitting Purolator c25387 in hand. Asked them for the Cabin filter for the 01 Focus and they handed me the Motorcraft FP-38. I pulled each out of the box and compared them… **These are the exact same filter**.
The only difference is the price. The FP-38 = $21 (he said he would give me a deal at $17) and the Purolator from PepBoys = $12.
The plan is to triple check that the FP-38/c25387 does not fit,using G1's suggestions. If this is still the case, bring the black plastic screen/holder/grill in to the Dealer for sizing.
Thanks for your help-