How To Replace A Nissan Engine Air Filter

A dirty engine air filter is nothing to get stressed about. It takes only a few minutes to change a dirty engine air filter in your Nissan. We'll walk you through the process in this guide.

An Overview Of The Process

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The engine air filter replacement process is pretty much the same across all Nissan models:

  • Get a replacement engine air filter
  • Open the cold air collection box
  • Take out the dirty filter
  • Put in the new filter

The location of the cold air collection box and other small details vary between models. So if you're not sure how to replace the engine air filter in your Nissan, find a model-specific tutorial. We put together tutorials for three different models below:

  • Rogue
  • Altima
  • Sentra

First, let's talk about getting a replacement filter.

Finding A Replacement Engine Air Filter

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The first step is to get a replacement engine air filter. You have four options:

  1. Buy an OEM filter from a local Nissan dealership
  2. Order an OEM filter from a reputable online seller (like us!)
  3. Buy an aftermarket filter from a local auto parts store
  4. Order an aftermarket filter on eBay, Amazon, or another online parts shop

If you want your engine air filter to last a long time without issues, get an OEM engine air filter. They're a much better value than aftermarket air filters, according to this comparison guide.

Dealerships mark up their prices by a lot. So if you want to save money, order an OEM engine air filter online. We're authorized sellers of genuine OEM Nissan parts. Visit our catalog, where you can get a replacement engine air filter at wholesale pricing.

Engine Air Filter Replacement Tutorial For The Nissan Rogue

  1. Pop the hood.
  2. Find the cold air collection box behind the battery on the driver's side.
  3. There are two tabs holding the cold air collection box cover in place. They're located on the sides. Push these tabs out with your hands.
  4. Open the cover and then take the filter out.
  5. Put the new filter in.

Engine Air Filter Replacement Tutorial For The Nissan Altima

  1. Pop the hood.
  2. Locate the cold air collection box behind the battery.
  3. There are two clips holding the cold air collection box in place. Unclip them.
  4. Remove the cold air collection box from the engine.
  5. Open the cold air collection box.
  6. Take the filter out.
  7. Put the new filter in.
  8. Put the cold air collection box back into the engine and then clip it in place.

Engine Air Filter Replacement Tutorial For The Nissan Sentra

  1. Pop the hood.
  2. Find the cold air collection box behind the battery.
  3. Find the two clips holding the cold air collection box cover in place. They're located on the sides. Unclip them with your hands.
  4. Open the cover and then take the filter out.
  5. Put the new filter in.

Got any questions about replacing the engine air filter in your Nissan? We'll be happy to answer them for you