How To Replace A Jeep's Engine Air Filter

In order to keep your engine running well and in tip-top shape, the engine air filter needs to be routinely changed. We recommend replacing the engine air filter every 15,000 miles. If you take your Jeep on off-road adventures, then it's wise to change the air filter more frequently. You can check the air filter at every oil change to make sure that it's still in good shape.

If your air filter failed the light test, then your Jeep needs a new air filter as soon as possible.

Finding an OEM Air Filter at a Reasonable Price

Of course, before you can replace the engine air filter, you need a replacement filter. We got you covered. As an authorized seller of genuine OEM Mopar parts, we offer wholesale pricing for all OEM Mopar parts, including engine air filters.

You could use an aftermarket air filter instead, but we highly advise against it for the reasons listed here. Basically, aftermarket air filters are made with cheap filter materials and they're not built to OEM specs. This means that aftermarket air filters aren't always reliable.

Changing the Engine Air Filter

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To change the engine air filter, you need to pop the hood, open the cold air collection box, remove the old engine air filter, and then put the new air filter in. It's a pretty straightforward process. However, the location of the cold air collection box varies between Jeep models.

Below is a list of steps to take to change the engine air filter in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler. This set of instructions will work for all Wranglers made between 2012 and 2018. But you use this process with other Jeeps. The bolt sizes and the location of the cold air collection box might be different.

  1. Park the Jeep and turn off the engine.
  2. Open the hood.
  3. Locate the cold air collection box near the front passenger side of the engine bay, right behind the headlight.
  4. Take a 10 mm socket and then loosen the hose connecting to the box. There are two bolts on the front of the hose, near the radiator.
  5. Unfasten all of the clips holding the box down.
  6. Pull off the cold air collection box cover.
  7. Remove the old air filter from the cold air collection box.
  8. Put in the new air filter.
  9. Put everything else together in the reverse order of removal.

Please contact us if you have any questions about replacing the engine air filter in your Jeep.