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Chrysler 200 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the engine air filter in a 1st generation 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 sedan with the 2.4L I4 motor.

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2013 Chrysler 200 Engine Air Box
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Pull Out Retaining Clip
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2nd Retaining Clip

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Chrysler 200 sedan equipped with the 2.4 liter inline four cylinder "World Gasoline Engine" in cleaning or replacing the engine air filter.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM vehicles such as the Avenger, 300, Town & Country, Challenger, Charger, Dart, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, Patriot, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Compass, 1500, 2500, 3500, C/V Tradesman and ProMaster may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement engine air filters with their part numbers are as follows: Fram CA9054, K&N 33-2373, AEM 28-20470, Ecogard XA5672, ACDelco A2055C, Wix 49926, Purolator A35672, Mahle Original LX 2578, Hastings AF1338 and Champion CAP10516.

No tools are needed to replace the filter. A wet/dry shop vacuum can be useful for cleaning the OEM element in order to re-use it.


Please verify the correct replacement part numbers for your car by using the Amazon Part Finder website. The compatible filters may vary depending on the model year, trim level and engine type (2.4L I4 or 3.6L V6).
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Lift Off Top Half Air Box
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Pull Out Old Air Filter
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Inspect Both Sides
For both the 2.4L I4 and the 3.6L Pentastar V6 motors, the engine air box is located on the right (driver) side of the engine bay next to the fuse box.

Gently pull forward the bottom of the two retaining clips to clear them from the wedge pieces that secure them in place.

Try to avoid using excessive force since you may crack the plastic retaining clips as I did on the left (passenger) side of the air box cover.

Lift the top half of the air box and pull out the old filter.

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Clean With Vacuum
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Clean Bottom Half Air Box
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Install New Engine Filter
Inspect both sides of the old 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, dust, leaves, twigs, insects, pollen, hair and other debris, it should be replaced with a new element.

I'd recommend buying the Fram CA9054 engine air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

If you have a crevice attachment for your vacuum, clean out any sand or debris in the bottom half of the air box.

Install the new or cleaned engine air filter in to the lower half of the box with the pleats facing down and the metal mesh screen facing up towards you.

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Insert 3 Tabs In To Slots
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Push Retaining Clips In Place
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Engine Air Filter Replaced
Slide the 3 tabs on the back side of the air box cover in to the slots on the lower half.

Lower the front part of the cover down over the air filter and gently push the retaining clips in to place.

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

For more, check out my other Chrysler 200 DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides.
 

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