How to Remove the DPF on a Ford

Written by russell wood
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DPF stands for diesel particulate filter, and it's a feature installed on modern Ford diesel trucks to help improve emissions. If you're building a Ford diesel for performance reasons, then you may want to remove the DPF to gain a few extra horsepower. Alternatively, you may just need to remove the filter to have it replaced with a new one. In either case, removing the DPF on a Ford takes around 30 minutes to do.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 3/8-inch ratchet and socket set

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  1. 1

    Park the Ford on a level surface. Crawl under the truck and locate the DPF, which is on the passenger side of the Ford near the carrier bearing on the driveline.

  2. 2

    Unbolt the band clamp on the rearmost section of the DPF with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket.

  3. 3

    Unbolt the forward section of the DPF from the exhaust with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket.

  4. 4

    Slide the DPF towards the rear bumper, then drop it down from the exhaust and pull it away from under the Ford.

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