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Change The Engine Air Filter on a 2013-2018 Nissan Sentra

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Learn how to replace the engine air filter on a 2013-2018 Nissan Sentra with the MRA8DE 1.8L 4 cylinder engine. It's a quick, cheap, and easy job to do and it doesn't require any tools.

Nissan recommends you replace the engine air filter every 30,000 miles or 3 years.

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Open the Hood

1

Open the hood.

Remove Air Intake Tubing

2

Locate the air intake filter box and tubing.

3

Unclip the intake tubing where it attaches to the intake box cover.

There are 3 plastic clip points the large one on the top with two smaller ones on each side of the intake box cover.

If you pull up on the tubing and squeeze the clips, it should easily come right out.

4

Remove the intake tubing.

There should be no more clips or screws, it slides over the bottom tube near the front of the car and has a small down to help position it near the top of the shock tower.

Open The Engine Air Filter Box

5

Unclip the 2 metal clips.

One on top, and one on the side.

6

Remove the Air Filter Box Cover.

Start by pulling the top of the box cover away from the box.

You'll need to open it up about half an inch to disengage the tabs on the sides.

Pull the entire box cover upward, out of the engine bay.

There are 2 more tabs on the bottom that interlock with the air box.

7

Remove and replace the engine air filter.

Make sure the new filter is oriented the same, and is fully seated into the cover so that it gets a good seal.

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8

Install the air box cover with the new filter.

9

Clip the 2 metal clips on the air box.

10

Install the air intake tubing.

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