Change The Engine Air Filter on a 2011-Up Dodge Challenger & Charger
This easy guide will help you change the air filter in your Mopar muscle car in just a few minutes. I've listed out all the tools and part numbers you'll need with links to the exact item so you can order your parts and change your filter this weekend.
Surprisingly, all 2011-Up Challenger engines use the same air filter, so this guide should work for every Challenger - but ours is a 2015 RT with a 5.7L V8.
This same filter fits all of these 2011-UP applications:
- Chrysler 300 3.6L V6, 5.7L V8, and 6.4L V8
- Dodge Challenger 3.6L V6, 5.7L V8, and 6.4L V8
- Dodge Charger 3.6L V6, 5.7L V8, and 6.4L V8
- Phillips Screwdriver or 10mm socket
Open the Hood
Just in case you don't know where it is, the hood release is located in the driver's side foot well.
The hood latches in the center like most cars, just locate the latch and push it to the side. Our 2014 RT's hood was held up with hydraulic struts.
Locate the Air Filter Box
The 5.7L V8's air box is easily located at the front right of the engine bay.
Remove the Air Filter Box Lid
The intake box lid is held down with several tabs at the back and screws around the front.
Remove the screws and squeeze the air box lid away from the tabs at the rear of the air box. Be careful as the screws seem pretty easy to lose.
Remove the Old Air Filter
Pull the lid up and remove the air filter.
Install the New Air Filter
Drop your new air filter in the intake box. Make sure it sits in flush at the edges of the box.
Slide the rear clips into place. This required a lot of squeezing and pressing on our car. Be gentle but firm and take your time.
Install all the screws around the perimeter of the intake.