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Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the engine air filter in a 4th generation 2011 to 2016 WK2 Grand Cherokee with the Pentastar 3.6L V6 motor.

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2012 3.6L V6 Engine Air Box
Two Metal Latches On Right
Flip Down Front Metal Latch
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 4th generation "WK2" (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) Jeep Grand Cherokee in cleaning or changing the engine air filter for the Pentastar 3.6 liter V6 motor.

Owners of other Jeep, Chrysler, RAM, Volkswagen, Fiat and Lancia vehicles equipped with the Pentastar 3.6L V6 motor such as the Wrangler, 200, 300, Town & Country, Ram 1500, C/V Cargo Van, Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, VW Routan, Freemont, Voyager and Thema may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few replacement filters with their part numbers are as follows: Wix 49756, Fram CA10755, Pentius PAB10755, Mahle LX 3230, AEM 28-20457, aFe 30-10218, Premium Guard PA6116, Purolator A36116 and Hastings AF1453.

Release 2nd Fastener
Lift Top Half Air Box
Pull Out Old Engine Filter
The first two steps are to pop open the hood and then move to the engine air filter box located on the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

The top half of the air box is held in place by two metal latches on the right side.

Release the latches by flipping the fasteners away from the air box and allow them to swing down.

Lift off the top half of the air box and slide out the old air filter element.

Clean Out Bottom Air Box
Inspect Both Sides Filter
Clean With Vacuum
Clean out any sand or other debris from the bottom half of the air box with a wet/dry shop vacuum.

Inspect both sides of the old engine air filter.

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

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

I recommend buying the Fram CA10755 engine air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

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Insert New Air Filter
Insert Tabs In To Slots
Insert the new or cleaned air filter in to the bottom half of the air box with the pleats facing down and the metal screen mesh facing up towards you.

Insert the tabs on the left side of the top half of the air box in to the corresponding slots on the bottom half of the air box.

Secure Rear Metal Latch
Flip Up Front Fastener
Engine Air Filter Replaced
Flip up the two metal latches on the right side of the lower half of the box and snap them in place over the top half of the air box.

Make sure that no part of the air filter is visible and that the two halves of the air box are flush together all the way around.

For more, check out my other Jeep Grand Cherokee DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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