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Nissan Rogue Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the engine air filter in a 2nd generation 2014 to 2018 Nissan Rogue with the QR25DE 2.5L I4 motor.

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2016 Rogue QR25DE 2.5L
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Two Plastic Retaining Clips
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Squeeze Tabs To Release

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016 and the updated 2017 or 2018 model year Nissan Rogue SUV in cleaning or changing the engine air filter element for the QR25DE 2.5 liter inline four cylinder motor.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Murano, Altima, Titan, Versa, Sentra, Maxima, Leaf, 370Z, GT-R, Juke, Pathfinder, Armada, Patrol, Skyline, Cube, X-Trail, Xterra, Qashqai, Rogue Sport, NV200, NV400, Teana, Q50, Q70, Q60, QX30, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX70 and QX80 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement engine air filters with their part numbers are as follows: EcoGard XA10423, Fram CA11858, K&N 33-5016, Wix WA10215, F1AUTO FA16546-4BA1A and Hastings AF1663.

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

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Lift Off Air Intake
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Air Intake Assembly
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Engine Air Box Exposed
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

The black plastic engine air filter box is located behind the 12V automotive battery and next to the brake fluid reservoir.

Locate the two black plastic retaining clips at the middle of the air intake assembly.

Firmly squeeze together the two tabs on the top of the air intake tube to release the retaining clips.

Gently pull the center part of the air intake assembly off the air box and the ram air assembly at the front of the engine bay.

Set the air intake assembly aside in a safe place.

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Right Side Metal Latch
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Left Side Metal Latch
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Tab On Rear of Latch
The two halves of the black plastic air filter box are secured together by two metal latches.

There is one latch on the left (passenger) side and another on the right (driver) side.

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Flip Forward To Release
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Release 2nd Metal Latch
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Open Air Box Cover
Flip the two metal latches forward to release them.

Gently pull open the front cover of the air box housing to access the old filter.

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Lift Out Old Air Filter
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Old Air Filter Removed
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Clean With Vacuum
Lift the old air filter straight out of the box.

Inspect both sides of the old air filter.

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

I recommend buying the EcoGard XA10423 engine air filter since it has great reviews on Amazon.

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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Re-Insert Tabs In Slots
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Slide In New Air Filter
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Close Air Box Cover
If there is any debris in the air box, clean it out with a wet/dry shop vacuum.

Lower the new air filter in to the air box with the pleats facing back towards the rear of the SUV.

Re-insert the tabs on the bottom edge of the air box cover with their corresponding slots on the rear half of the box.

Swing the top of the air box cover closed.

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Secure Metal Latch
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Secure Left Side Latch
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Air Box Intake Tube
Flip the two metal latches back towards the rear of the air box.

Snap the two latches back in to place to secure the two halves of the air box.

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Line Up Air Intake
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Re-Attach Air Intake
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Re-Insert Plastic Tube
Line up the plastic air intake assembly.

Re-insert the plastic tube in to the opening on the air box and the other end in to the ram air intake at the front of the engine bay.

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Secure Plastic Clips
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Two Retaining Clips
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Engine Air Filter Replaced
Make sure that the two plastic retaining clips on the air intake tube are securely attached.

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

For more, check out all of my 2014-2018 Nissan Rogue DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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