Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
The engine air cleaner/ﬁlter is located in the engine
compartment on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.
See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12
for more information on location.
When to Inspect the Engine
Inspect the air cleaner/ﬁlter at the Maintenance
intervals and replace it at the ﬁrst oil change after each
50,000 mile (83 000 km) interval. See Scheduled
Maintenance on page 6-4 for more information. If you
are driving in dusty/dirty conditions, inspect the ﬁlter
at each engine oil change.
How to Inspect the Engine
To inspect the air cleaner/ﬁlter remove the ﬁlter from the
vehicle and lightly shake the ﬁlter to release loose
dust and dirt. If the ﬁlter remains caked with dirt,
a new ﬁlter is required.
To inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/ﬁlter,
do the following:
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Disconnect the air ﬂow sensor electrical connector.