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A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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I am having a problem trying to get to my blower motor

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I am having a problem trying to get to my blower motor resistor, not enough room for my hands to get in, I removed the radiator/windshield washer tank but how how do you remove the air filter housing
JA: How has your mileage been lately? Have you checked the spark plugs?
Customer: my blower resistor is only blowing on high so I am changing it
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercury?
Customer: 1999 mountaineer
JA: Are you fixing your Mountaineer yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes I have changed it today now my blower is making a grinding noise
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no I just need to know how to remove the air cleaner shroud so I have more room to work
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  A. Penland replied 9 months ago.

The air filter box is held into place with guide pins that slip into rubber grommets on the fender well.

Remove the intake tube, then take the top cover off the air filter box and the air filter. Pull up on the lower box and then pull away from the fender to release the pins. See the picture below,