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Toyota Camry Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the engine air filter in an 8th generation 2018 to 2022 Toyota Camry with the A25A-FKS.

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2018 Camry Engine Air Box
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Release Front Left Latch
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Front Latch Released
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the XV70 eighth generation (2018, 2019 and probably also the 2020, 2021 & 2022 model years) Toyota Camry sedan in cleaning or changing the engine air filter element for the A25A-FKS 2.5 liter inline four cylinder motor.

Owners of other Toyota, Scion and Lexus vehicles such as the Avalon, Corolla, Prius, Yaris, Mirai, 86, Sienna, RAV4, Highlander, 4Runner, C-HR, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Hilux, RX 350, IS 250, IS 350, CT 200H, GS 450h, GX 470, LX 470, UX 200, NX 300 and UX 250h may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement engine air filters with their part numbers are as follows: Premium Guard PA99267, K&N 33-2443, aFe 31-10186 and EcoGard XA11539.

No tools are needed to access and replace the filter.

The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.



 

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Front Right Latch
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Both Latches Released
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Slide Cover Forward
The black plastic engine air filter box is located just behind the driver side headlight assembly and in front of the 12V automotive battery.

There are two metal latches on the air box cover.

One latch is located at the front left corner and the second is situated at the front right corner of the air box.

Push the front left latch away from the air box cover to the right until it swings down.

Then release the front right latch by flipping it off towards the rear of the engine bay.

The two latches are hinged so they will remain attached to the bottom half of the air box assembly.

Slide the air box cover forward to release the two tabs on the rear edge out of their slots.

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Two Tabs & Slots - Rear
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Remove Old Air Filter
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Old Filter Removed
Once the two plastic tabs on the rear edge of the air box cover have been released from their slots on the bottom half of the air box, you can lift up the cover.

Raise the air box cover until you can access the old filter.

Pull the old filter straight out of the bottom half of the air box.

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Inspect Both Sides
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Clean With Vacuum
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Denso JUV2218
Inspect both sides of the old air filter.

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

I recommend buying the Premium Guard PA99267 air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

The original OEM filter was marked as part number Toyota 17801-F0050 (or Denso JUV2218).

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

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Toyota 17801-F0050
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Press Release Tab
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Pull Off Wire Loom
If you need more working room to install the new filter, an optional step is to release the wire loom on the side of the air box cover.



 

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Clean Out Air Box
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Lower In New Air Filter
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Two Tabs & Two Slots
Clean out any sand or debris in the bottom half of the air box with a wet/dry shop vacuum.

Lower the new filter into the bottom half of the air box with the pleats facing down and the rubber gasket facing up towards you.

Line up the two tabs on the rear edge of the air box cover with their corresponding slots on the bottom half of the air box housing.

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Slide Cover Back
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Raise Metal Latches
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Snap Fasteners In Place
Slide the air box cover back to secure the two tabs into their slots.

Lower the cover down on to the lower half of the air box.

Swing up the hinged metal latches over the air box cover.

Pop the latches back into place to secure the two halves of the air box.

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Replace Wire Loom
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Replace Retaining Clip
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Engine Air Filter Replaced
If you detached the wire loom, re-attach it to the side of the air box.

Make sure that the two halves of the air box are flush together with no parts of the new filter visible.

Be sure to record the filter change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, check out all of my 2018-2022 Toyota Camry DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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