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This guide provides instructions on how to change the engine air filter on an Acura vehicle. 

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Replacing the engine air filter on an Acura is easy and can be completed in under twenty minutes.

It is recommended to change the engine air filter once a year or every 15,000 miles.

What you will need

You will need a new Acura engine air filter.


  1. Park the ACURA on level ground and turn off the to change engine air filter on ACURA model 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  2. Pull the hood release found on the driver's side of your Acura.ACURA model change engine air filter diy Go to the front of the hood and slide your hand under the hood. Hood relase ACURA model MDX, NSX, RDX, RL RLX, RSX, SLX, TL TLX,  ZDX, CDX, CL, VSX, EL, ILX, Integra, Legend Slide the latch handle to release the hood.  
  3. Locate the engine air filter on your ACURA model.acura engine air filter locationThe engine air filter is typically located on the driver's side of the engine. acura engine air filter
  4. Location of the engine air filter on Acura TL. acura tlx engine air filter
  5. To remove the old filter, remove the screws or press the clips shown in the picture.acura engine air filter screw
  6. Open the air filter housing and pull out the old filter from the housing. Inspect the condition of the old engine air filter.acura air filter clip
  7. Check the filter housing to make sure it is free of dust, particles, or leaves. Use a vacuum to clean the air filter housing of your ACURA if that is necessary. Vacuum ACURA model air filter housing
  8. Install the new ACURA air filter and secure the screws. Ensure the filter is seated properly in the housing, or the housing will not close. new air filter installed chassis

This guide provides general instructions on how to change the air filter in various Acura cars, including

  • MDX
  • NSX
  • RDX
  • RL RLX
  • RSX
  • SLX
  • TL TLX
  • ZDX
  • CDX
  • CL
  • VSX
  • EL
  • ILX
  • Integra
  • Legend