Introduction

An air filter is used to keep internal parts of the vehicle clean. A dirty air filter may lead to dirty spark plugs. The air filter should be replaced every six months. This guide will walk you through the process of replacing your old, dirty air filter.

Tools

No tools required.

Image 1/2: Pull the latches away from the hood to release the latches. Image 2/2: Pull the latches away from the hood to release the latches.
  • Locate the two grey latches on each side of the hood near the headlights.

  • Pull the latches away from the hood to release the latches.

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Image 1/2: Prop the hood open by inserting the hood support rod into the designated hole on the underside of the hood. Image 2/2: Prop the hood open by inserting the hood support rod into the designated hole on the underside of the hood.
  • Reach underneath the hood and push up on the lever located in the front center of the hood. You can now open the hood.

  • Prop the hood open by inserting the hood support rod into the designated hole on the underside of the hood.

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  • Locate the air filter box in front of the car battery. It will have a 4-inch diameter hose coming out of one side (towards the center of the vehicle) and an air release coming out of the other side. It should have four clamps keeping it sealed.

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Image 1/3: Back Left Corner (near the outer edge of the hood) [picture 1] Image 2/3: Front Left Corner (near the outer edge of the hood) [picture 1] Image 3/3: Back Right Corner (underneath the four-inch diameter hose) [picture 2]
  • Locate the four clips keeping the air filter box sealed. Their locations are as follows:

    • Back Left Corner (near the outer edge of the hood) [picture 1]

    • Front Left Corner (near the outer edge of the hood) [picture 1]

    • Back Right Corner (underneath the four-inch diameter hose) [picture 2]

    • Bottom Right Corner (near the steering fluid container in the front) [picture 3]

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  • To unlock the air filter box, grasp each clip and pull the clip away from the air filter box.

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  • After you have removed the 4 clips, carefully pull and twist the cover off. You now have access to the air filter.

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Image 1/2: Refer to any labels on the filter about usage. Image 2/2: Refer to any labels on the filter about usage.
  • Remove the dirty air filter by pulling the air filter straight up. Place the new replacement filter in the empty slot.

  • Refer to any labels on the filter about usage.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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2 Comments

I couldn't get the housing unit off. :(

David J - Reply

You forgot to add the step about removing the two bolts from the air intake assembly. You can't lift the housing unit off unless you remove the bolts.

lahacade - Reply

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