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Mitsubishi Mirage Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the engine air filter for the 1.2L 3 cylinder motor in a 6th generation 2012 to 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage.

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2015 Mirage 1.2L Engine
Engine Air Filter Housing
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016) Mitsubishi Mirage in cleaning or changing the engine air filter element for the 1.2 liter three cylinder 3A92 DOHC MIVEC 12V motor.

Owners of other Mitsubishi vehicles such as the Lancer, Outlander, Galant, Montero, Eclipse, 3000GT, Endeavor, Raider, Diamante, Attrage, Carisma, Colt, Grandis, Magna, Pajero, Space Star and the revised 2017 Mirage may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement filters with their part numbers are as follows: K&N 33-3016, Wix WA10125, GKI AF617J and Mitsubishi 1500A617.

No tools are needed to access and replace the engine air filter.

Two Metal Latches
Flip Open Metal Fasteners
The first step is to open the hood.

The black plastic engine air filter housing is situated on the top of the engine and just to the left of the 12V automotive battery.

Flip open the two metal latches on the left side of the air box housing to release the cover.

2nd Latch Released
Pull Open Air Box Housing
Pull apart the two halves of the air box to access the old filter.
Two Plastic Tabs On Right
Remove Old Engine Filter
Slide the front half of the air box towards the left to disengage the two plastic tabs from their corresponding slots in the rear half.

Pull out the old air filter.


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

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

I recommend buying the OEM Mitsubishi 1500A617 engine air filter.

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

Clean Out Engine Air Box
Install New Air Filter
If your vacuum cleaner has a crevice attachment, clean out any debris or sand in the back half of the air box housing.

Insert the new air filter with the pleats facing towards the back of the vehicle and the rubber gasket facing out towards you.

Line Up Two Plastic Tabs
Re-Assemble Air Box
Slide the two plastic tabs on the right side of the air box cover in to their corresponding slots on the filter housing.

Push the air box housing closed.

Secure Two Latches
Engine Filter Replaced
Flip the two metal latches over the front half of the air box to secure it in place.

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

For more, check out all of my 2012-2016 Mitsubishi Mirage DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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