Introduction

Replace engine air filter every 15,000 miles.

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  • Locate the hood latch beside the driver's side door, right next to the left foot rest.

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  • Pull the latch toward you to release the hood.

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Image 1/2: Slide your hand under the hood, directly above the Honda emblem. Locate and pull the hood tab to unlock the hood. Image 2/2: Once the tab is released, lift the hood up.
  • Walk around to the front of the vehicle.

  • Slide your hand under the hood, directly above the Honda emblem. Locate and pull the hood tab to unlock the hood.

  • Once the tab is released, lift the hood up.

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  • Use your left hand to hold the hood up. Locate the hood stand and pull it out of the clip.

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Image 1/1: Let the hood rest on the stand.
  • Place the tip of the hood stand into the hole located in the upper left of the hood.

  • Let the hood rest on the stand.

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Image 1/3: The emission hose is located on the top. Image 2/3: Remove the emission hose by gently wiggling it out of place. Image 3/3: Remove the emission hose by gently wiggling it out of place.
  • Identify the engine's air duct hose.

    • The emission hose is located on the top.

  • Remove the emission hose by gently wiggling it out of place.

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  • Remove the smog hose by squeezing the tubing and pulling it off.

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  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, loosen air duct clamp screws.

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  • Once the screws are loose, completely remove the air duct hose by gently wiggling it off the engine and the air filter housing.

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Image 1/3: Using a Long Philips Screwdriver or a Long 5/16 Hex Driver, remove the four screws holding down the air filter housing cap. Image 2/3: Using a Long Philips Screwdriver or a Long 5/16 Hex Driver, remove the four screws holding down the air filter housing cap. Image 3/3: Using a Long Philips Screwdriver or a Long 5/16 Hex Driver, remove the four screws holding down the air filter housing cap.
  • Remove the air filter housing cap.

    • Using a Long Philips Screwdriver or a Long 5/16 Hex Driver, remove the four screws holding down the air filter housing cap.

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  • Lift the engine air filter housing cap and place it aside.

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Image 1/1: This is a good opportunity to vacuum out any debris that has collected in the air cleaner box, underneath the filter assy.
  • Lift the dirty filter out of the housing.

  • This is a good opportunity to vacuum out any debris that has collected in the air cleaner box, underneath the filter assy.

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Image 1/1: Ensure that it seats properly in the lip of the air cleaner box.
  • Replace the old filter with the new filter.

  • Ensure that it seats properly in the lip of the air cleaner box.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow instructions in steps 1-5 in reverse order.

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Okay, I have an Acura TSX (Euro Accord) with the K24A engine, which is similar, and can assure you that you do not need to remove all these connections and hoses just to open the engine air cleaner . The AIR CLEANER COVER (where the filter lives) can be gently lifted up sufficiently to open up, remove the AIR CLEANER ELEMENT ASSY (filter), vacuum out debris from AIR CLEANER CASE, and install a new filter.

David Spalding - Reply

For a 2006 Accord L4, you definitely need to remove the air intake hose as the front lip of the air cleaner box will not clear the inner fender by about 1/4" on the left side. Never had problems with any other newer or older hondas and toyotas with having to remove the air intake hose to open the air cleaner box. This is why I came here for advice. thanks OP.

Michael Lee - Reply

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