Is your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter decreasing gas mileage, its power reduced, and the engine air filter dirty? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the engine air filter of your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

This guide provides instructions on changing the engine air filter on Mercedes-Benz, Dodge, Freightliner Sprinter 2500 3500 vans.

What you will need

  • Mercedes Engine Air Filter
    • 2007-20017 Sprinter Engine Air Filter
      • Purolator A65823 , Fram CA10330 , Champ AF5028 Mercedes-Benz 0000902651P, 68066165AA
    • 2002-2006 Sprinter Engine Air Filter
      • LX5131 A2569C AF1233 AF1234, RK620752 RK620751, 5104578AA 5104578AB 5136057AA 5136057AB
  • T25 Torx Drive Bit
  • Ratchet Wrench


  1. Open the hood by pulling the hood release under the dashboard. Driver’s side. open sprinter hood to change engine air filter
  2. Locate the engine air filter on top of the engine. Sprinter engine air filter
  3. Disconnect the mass airflow sensor to avoid damaging the wire or connector.
  4. Remove all 7 T25 screws.
  5. Lift the filter housing and remove the air filter.
  6. Clean any dirt at the bottom of the air filter housing. Drop the new in the housing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I change my Sprinter engine air filter? 

It is recommended to change the Sprinter engine air filter every 10,000 miles.

Why should I change the air filter regularly?

Improved fuel economy. If the engine air filter gets clogged or dirty, it will restrict the air flowing into the engine. This means the air-to-fuel ratio is not within the manufacturer’s specifications; therefore, the engine will burn more fuel than it should.
Longer engine life. Changing the engine oil filter regularly will ensure that your car’s life is not shortened. Serious damage can be caused by dirt if it gets allowed into the engine combustion chamber. It is wiser to spend a few dollars on a new air filter than spend thousands on potential problems on top of spending more on the fuel pump.

What are the symptoms of a bad engine air filter?

Decrease Fuel Economy
Less Engine Performance
Check Engine Light On
Strange Engine Noise

How do I know if I need a new engine air filter?

When the car has less power
Your vehicle fuel consumption gets faster
Black Smoke on the exhaust pipe
The engine air filter is dirty

We hope you find the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Engine Air Filter Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

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