2. Lift the ﬁlter out of the engine air cleaner/ﬁlter
housing. Care should be taken to dislodge as
little dirt as possible.
3. Clean the engine air cleaner/ﬁlter housing.
4. Install the new engine air cleaner/ﬁlter into the
engine air cleaner/ﬁlter housing. Make sure that
it ﬁts properly into the housing.
5. Reinstall the cover and fasten the retaining clips.
Operating the engine with the air cleaner/ﬁlter
off can cause you or others to be burned. The
air cleaner not only cleans the air, it helps to
stop ﬂame if the engine backﬁres. If it is not
there and the engine backﬁres, you could
be burned. Do not drive with it off, and be
careful working on the engine with the air
Notice: If the air cleaner/ﬁlter is off, a backﬁre can
cause a damaging engine ﬁre. And, dirt can
easily get into your engine, which will damage it.
Always have the air cleaner/ﬁlter in place when you
Automatic Transmission Fluid
When to Check and Change
A good time to check your automatic transmission ﬂuid
level is when the engine oil is changed.
Change both the ﬂuid and ﬁlter every 50,000 miles
(83,000 km) if the vehicle’s GVWR is over 8,600 or if
the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these
In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature
regularly reaches 90°F (32°C) or higher.
In hilly or mountainous terrain.
When doing frequent trailer towing.
Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery
If your vehicle’s GVWR is not over 8,600 and you do
not use your vehicle under any of these conditions,
change the ﬂuid and ﬁlter every 100,000 miles
(166 000 km).
See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4.
How to Check
Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may
choose to have this done at the dealership service