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Honda Odyssey Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the 3.5L V6 engine's air filter in a 3rd generation 2005 to 2010 Honda Odyssey minivan.

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2008 Odyssey Air Box
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Right Rear Screw

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010) Honda Odyssey minivan in cleaning or changing the engine air filter element for the J35A6 or J35A7 3.5 liter V6 motor.

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Accord, Civic, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, HR-V, Fit, Element, Insight, Pilot, Ridgeline, Clarity, Crosstour, Elysion, ILX, TSX, TLX, TL, RLX, RDX, NSX and MDX may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement engine air filters with their part numbers are as follows: EPAuto GP013, K&N 33-2309, ACDelco A3110C, Wix 42844, Champion CAP10013, AEM 28-20309, Honda 17220-RGW-A00 and Hastings AF1323.

The only tool needed to access and replace the old filter is an 8mm socket with an extension bar and a 1/4" drive ratchet or you could instead use a long Phillips head screwdriver.

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Loosen Front Left Screw
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Loosen Rear Left Screw
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Lift Air Box Cover
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 just behind the 12V automotive battery and in front of the windshield.

There are four screws that secure the top of the engine air filter box to the lower half.

Loosen the four screws by turning them counterclockwise with an 8mm socket, an extension bar and a 1/4" drive ratchet (or use a long Phillips head screwdriver).

The screws "captured" so they will remain attached to the air box cover.

Lift up the air box cover.

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Old Air Filter Exposed
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Pull Out Old Air Filter
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Inspect Both Sides
Pull the old filter straight out of the lower half of the air box.

Inspect both sides of the old air filter.

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Clean With Vacuum
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Clean Bottom Half Box
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Install New Air Filter



 

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

I recommend buying the EPAuto GP013 engine air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon from other Odyssey owners.

If you prefer to have the original genuine OEM filter, the part number is Honda 17220-RGW-A00.

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

Lower the new air filter into the bottom half of the box with the pleats facing down and the black plastic frame facing up towards you.

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Lower Air Box Cover
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Tighten Screws Clockwise
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Four Captured Screws
Lower the cover over the top of the air box.

Tighten the four screws by turning them in the clockwise direction with the Phillips head screwdriver until they are snug.

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Using Phillips Screwdriver
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Engine Air Filter Replaced
Be sure to record the engine air filter change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, check out all of my 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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