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Nissan Sentra Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the engine air filter element in a 7th generation 2013, 2014 & 2015 Nissan Sentra with the 1.8L I4 motor.

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2014 Sentra Engine Air Box
Pull Off Metal Latch
Pop Off 2nd Fastener
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the seventh generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the revised 2016 and 2017 model years) Nissan Sentra sedan in cleaning or changing the engine air filter element for the MRA8DE 1.8 liter inline four cylinder motor.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Pathfinder, Murano, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, Teana, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35, QX56, QX60 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement filters with their part numbers are as follows: Fram CA6900, K&N 33-2409, Wix 46044, Purolator A24675, Pentius PAB6900, Mann-Filter MA 1128, Ecogard XA4675, Hastings AF972 and Champion CAP6900.

No tools are required to access and replace the filter. A wet/dry shop vacuum can be useful for cleaning the old filter in order to re-use it.

Gently Pull Up Retaining Clip
Disconnect Air Intake
Remove Air Intake
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right rear area of the engine bay.

Flip off the first metal latch on the left side of the air box and then release the second latch on the right side of the air box.

Gently pry up the retaining clip on the black plastic air intake housing and disconnect it from the air box.

Set the air intake aside in a safe place.

Pull Apart Air Box
Lift Out Old Air Filter
Old Filter Removed
Pull the front half of the air box forward to separate it from the rear half of the air box.

Lift the old filter straight out of the air box.

Inspect Both Sides
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Clean With Vacuum
Inspect both sides of the old air filter.

If the old filter is relatively clean, just tap out the large debris and remove any fine dust with a vacuum cleaner.

If the old filter is dark grey or black and clogged with soot, dirt, dust, insects, leaves, twigs, pollen, hair and other debris, it should be replaced with a new element.

I'd recommend using the Fram CA6900 filter since it has the best reviews on Amazon.

If you would prefer to have a washable and re-usable filter, choose the K&N 33-2409 engine air filter.


Nissan # 16546-30P00
Insert New Air Filter
Engine Air Box Housing
Lower the new filter in to the front half of the air box with the pleats facing down.

Locate the two slots on the bottom edge of the rear half of the air box.

Push Together Air Box
Flip Closed Metal Latch
Secure 2nd Metal Fastener
Push the front half of the air box together with the rear half.

Flip the two metal latches back in to place to secure the air box.

Double check that the two halves of the air box are flush together with no part of the filter visible.

Re-Insert Air Intake Tube
Air Intake Replaced
Engine Filter Replaced
Lower the air intake assembly back in to place and re-attach it to the air box.

Be sure to record the engine air filter change in your car's service records.

For more, check out my other 2013-2015 Nissan Sentra DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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