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Honda Engine Air Filter Replacement

Honda Engine Air Filter Replacement
Published by YOUCANIC Automotive Experts 
Last Updated Feb 18, 2019 

In this guide, you will learn how to replace the engine air filter on MAKINA. Changing the air filter on MAKINA vehicles is a very simple procedure that you can perform yourself in less than 20 min. 

For best fuel efficiency and to help your Honda engine last we recommend you change the engine air filter at least once a year or every 15,0000 miles. This applies to all Honda vehicles driven on paved roads including Civic, Accord, Odyssey, CR-V, Pilot. If you drive your Honda off road, change the engine air filter every 6 months. 


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  1. Park your vehicle and set the parking brakes. Remove key from the ignition. pre requesite to change honda engine air filter


  2. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and open the hood of your Honda. 
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  3. Locate the engine air filter in the engine bay. honda engine air filter location


  4. Pop out the metal clips that secure the air filter housing. remove honda engine air filter clips accord civic pilot crv odyssey


  5. Lift up the housing and remove the engine air filter. remove honda engine air filter


  6. Install a new air filter in reverse order. install new honda engine air filter


Make sure the filter is seated properly or you will not be able to close the filter housing. 


Honda Engine Air Filter Replacement Interval

The engine air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. If you drive your Honda offroad, change the engine air filter more often.

If you don't drive a lot and your Honda is parked most of the time, replace the air filter at least every 2 to 3 years.


Frequently Asked Questions

What the difference between Honda engine air filter and cabin air filter? 

Let's keep this simple. The cabin air filter cleans the air that you breathe. The engine air filter cleans the air that the engine breathers. 

Can I change Honda air filter myself? 

You are wondering if it is hard to change Honda engine air filter yourself. It is not. Even if you have never changed a Honda engine air filter, don't worry you can do it. Watch the video and go for it. Just make sure the filter housing is closed properly. You may have to try a couple of times, but you will get it. 

How do you know if Honda engine air filter is dirty?

If you pull out the filter it will dirty. Other symptoms include a decrease in gas mileage. If the engine air filter is impacting gas mileage, it has not been changed in a very long time. Change it immediately. 

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How much does it cost to replace an engine filter?

Average cost to replace Honda engine air filter ranges between $25 and $80. The price varies depending on the quality of filter that you install and where you get the filter installed. 

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