The air filter element is located in a housing on the driver’s side of the engine compartment
2 To remove the air cleaner top cover on a typical earlier model, release the latches (arrows), lift the cover and disengage it from the locking lugs on the opposite side
3 Lift the filter element from the housing
4 On 2.7L V6 engines, loosen the hose clamp at the throttle body, disengage the tabs (arrows) connecting the end of the plastic tube to the air cleaner housing...
5 ...then remove the air filter element from the housing
6 On later 2.4L four-cylinder models, detach the clips and withdraw the air hose and filter element from the housing...
7 ...then detach the filter element from the hose
Inspect the inside of the air cleaner housing, top and bottom, for dirt, debris or damage. If necessary, clean the inside of the housing with a rag or shop vacuum as applicable. Install the new filter
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