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Jeep Renegade Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the engine air filter in a 1st generation 2015-2018 Jeep Renegade with the 2.4L I4 motor.

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Renegade Engine Air Box
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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2nd Screw - Right Side

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and possibly also the 2019 and 2020 model years) Jeep Renegade SUV in cleaning or changing the engine air filter element for the TigerShark MultiAir 2 2.4 liter inline four cylinder motor.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat vehicles such as the 200, 300, Pacifica, Town & Country, Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Fiat 500 500X or 500L, Fiat 124 Spider, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement engine air filters with their part numbers are as follows: K&N 33-5034, EcoGard XA10492, GKI AF10261 and Mopar 68247339AA.

The only tool needed to access and replace the filter is a standard Phillips head screwdriver.

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3rd Screw - Left Side
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Lift Air Box Cover
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Pull Out Old Filter
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the left (passenger) side of the engine bay.

The black plastic engine air filter box is located on the left side of the engine bay behind the passenger side headlight housing.

Loosen the three screws that secure the top half of the air box to the bottom half by turning them counterclockwise with a Phillips head screwdriver.

The screws will remain attached to the air box cover.

Gently pull the top half of the air box off to access the old filter.

Lift the old air filter out of the bottom half of the air box.

(This procedure should also be the same for the 1.4L engine option.)

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Old Filter Removed
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Inspect Both Sides
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Mopar 51977574 OEM
Inspect both sides of the old filter.

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

I recommend buying the OEM part which is the Mopar 68247339AA engine air filter.

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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Clean Out Bottom Half
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Install New Air Filter
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Lower Air Box Cover
If your vacuum cleaner has a crevice attachment, clean out any sand or debris in the bottom half of the air box.

Lower the new air filter down in to the bottom half of the air box with the rubber gasket facing up towards you.

Gently lower the top half of the air box down into place.

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Tighten Three Screws
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Tighten Clockwise
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Engine Air Filter Replaced
Tighten the three screws by turning them clockwise with the Phillips head screwdriver.

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

For more, please check out all of my Jeep Renegade DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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