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Air filter change Nissan Pathfinder 2005 - 2014 Petrol 4.0 V6

OnDemand step-by-step maintenance & repair BETA

Nissan
Pathfinder
2005 - 2012  | 4.0 V6 Air filter change

  • time 5 to 45 minutes
  • difficulty 2
1 The air filter is located inside a housing at the left (driver’s) side of the engine compartment. To remove the air filter, release the spring clips securing the two halves of the housing together, separate the halves, and remove the air filter element (see below)
2 Release the clips...
3 ...then separate the air filter housing and remove the filter (2012 earlier models shown, later models similar)
4 Inspect the outer surface of the filter element. If it is dirty, replace it. If it is only moderately dusty, it can be reused by blowing it clean from the back to the front surface with compressed air. Because it is a pleated paper type filter, it cannot be washed or oiled. If it cannot be cleaned satisfactorily with compressed air, discard and replace it. While the cover is off, be careful not to drop anything down into the housing
Caution: Never drive the vehicle with the air filter removed. Excessive engine wear could result and backfiring could even cause a fire under the hood
5 Wipe out the inside of the air filter housing
6 Place the new filter into the housing, making sure it seats properly
7 Reassemble the housing halves and snap the clips into place
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