Car Mechanics (UK)

Pollen fil­ter change

- Iceland · Tonga · Ford Focus C-MAX

►As we have men­tioned be­fore, the pollen fil­ter is of­ten for­got­ten when a ve­hi­cle is ser­viced, ei­ther be­cause the cus­tomer doesn’t want to spend the ex­tra cash or the me­chanic can’t be both­ered to re­place what is con­sid­ered a unim­por­tant item. This is a false econ­omy be­cause, if the pollen fil­ter be­comes blocked, the in­te­rior heater or air-con­di­tion­ing will not func­tion cor­rectly. The ef­fort of try­ing to draw air through a blocked fil­ter can put a huge strain on the heater blower mo­tor and cause it to fail.

This 2004 Ford C-MAX does not have the eas­i­est pollen fil­ter to re­place, re­quir­ing the fuse­box to be dropped out of po­si­tion to ac­cess the pollen fil­ter door, but the ef­fort is worth­while be­fore it es­ca­lates into a crisis.

 ??  ?? The fuse­box bracket needs to be re­moved, al­low­ing the fuse­box to drop down, ex­pos­ing the pollen fil­ter door.
The fuse­box bracket needs to be re­moved, al­low­ing the fuse­box to drop down, ex­pos­ing the pollen fil­ter door.

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