The K&N 33-2321 replacement air filter is compatible with OEM vehicle electronics and will not void the vehicle's warranty.
Debuted in 2004 as a brand new front-wheel drive minivan, the Mercury Monterey Shares the same platform with the then-new Ford Freestar. However, the Monterey is considered more upscale.
The 2005–2007 Mercury Monterey included a 4.2-liter V-6 engine that generated 201 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque, a four-speed automatic transmission, fold-into-the-floor third row seats and a parking assist system that alerted the driver to obstructions in front of and behind the vehicle.
Featuring a wheelbase of 120.8-inches, the van had a total length of 201-inches and a height of 70.8-inches. It could accommodate seven passengers in three rows of seats that included removable captain's chairs in the third row. The 2005 model was available in three trim levels –- Convenience, Luxury, and Premier. However, the Convenience and Premier alternatives were dropped in 2006, leaving just the Luxury model. A power liftgate was standard on the Premier and an option on the Luxury model and a liftgate spoiler was also available.
Heated and cooled leather seats with perforated suede inserts were included in the Premier; Ford's electronic stability system dubbed AdvanceTrac, was offered as an option for the Luxury and Premier versions, and power-adjustable pedals were standard in the higher end models. The sides of the exterior of the Monterey featured monochromatic cladding and satin-aluminum accents, and Mercury's signature waterfall grille consisting of vertical bars. Dual power-operated sliding side doors appeared on the Luxury and Premier variations. The wheels were machined finished and held 16-inch tires. Self-sealing tires were available for the upper-end models.
The 2005 Ford Freestar replaced the Ford Winstar and came in five trim levels -- S, SE, SES, SEL, and Limited, which was the top of the line. The third row seat could be adjusted to face the rear of the vehicle for tailgate parties and it could also be folded down flat into the floor.
A 3.9-liter V-6 engine that produced 193-horsepower ran the S, SE, and SES models. While a 4.2-liter V-6 that generated 201-horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque powered the SEL and Limited.
Everything needed to install the filter comes in the box. Also in the box is installation instructions and a free K&N decal.
The exterior looked similar to the old Windstar with the SEL and Limited sporting a chrome grille while the SES exhibited a black grille. The vehicle had the same dimensions as the Monterey and could accommodate seven passengers. The standard second-row bench seat could slide horizontally and it also included captain's chairs in the upper end models. There was an overhead console that included readouts for outside temperature, a compass, and auxiliary buttons for the power sliding doors.
The 2006 and 2007 Freestar came in three trim models – SE, SEL, and Limited. The second row bench seat on the 2005 model was replaced by bucket seats. The 2006 model retained the adjustable third row seat. Behind that seat were 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space. The overhead console from the 2005 model was retained on the 2006 and 2007 SEL and Limited models.
K&N offers the K&N 33-2321 replacement air filter for the 2005-2007 Mercury Monterey and Ford Freestar. Replacing the old factory air filter is easy. Just remove the dirty filter and drop the K&N 33-2321 air filter into the factory air box. It is designed to increase horsepower and acceleration and offers high airflow with exceptional filtration. It is designed and constructed to last 50,000 miles before cleaning, is compatible with OEM vehicle electronics, and will not void the vehicle warranty.
The air filter features multiple layers of cotton gauze media that lay between two aluminum wire screens. The cotton media is treated with a special grade of filter oil that makes the cotton strands tacky so that they can catch and hold impurities for up to 50,000 miles.
K&N also offers an air filter cleaning kit that is formulated to clean the dirty air filter so that it can be reused again and again. In fact, this air filter could be the last one you will ever buy for this vehicle.
K&N leaves nothing to chance. They test their air filters to ensure that they achieve overall filtration efficiency in the range of 96 percent to 99 percent. Moreover, an independent laboratory has tested the filters under standards set by the Society of Automotive Engineers as well as procedures required by ISO 5011. K&N offers the test results of the independent lab on knfilters.com.
K&N is so sure that the air filters will perform as advertised that it offers a Million Mile Limited Warranty.
The K&N 33-2321 replacement air filter can be used on the following vehicles:
2007 Mercury Monterey Van 4.2L V6
2007 Ford Freestar 4.2L V6
2007 Ford Freestar 3.9L V6
2006 Mercury Monterey Van 4.2L V6
2006 Ford Freestar 4.2L V6
2006 Ford Freestar 3.9L V6
2005 Mercury Monterey Van 4.2L V6
2005 Ford Freestar 4.2L V6
2005 Ford Freestar 3.9L V6
You can view all the air filters that K&N makes for these vehicles at the Air Filters for the Ford Freestar and Air Filters for the Mercury Monterey Van pages. You can view all the K&N performance products for any vehicle by using the Search by Vehicle tool and you can find a local K&N retailer by plugging your location into the K&N Dealer Search as well.