Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the Theta II 2.4L I4 engine air filter element in a 2nd generation 2010 to 2015 Kia Sorento.
2014 Sorento Engine Air Box
Release Metal Latch
Flip Down 2nd Fastener
automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist
owners of the second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 &
2015) Kia Sorento SUV in cleaning or changing the engine air filter
element in the Theta II 2.4 liter inline four cylinder motor.
Owners of other Kia and Hyundai vehicles such as the Optima, Forte, Cadenza, K900, Rio, Sportage, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.
A few compatible replacement engine air filters for the 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 model years with their part numbers are as follows: Fram CA10881, Beck Arnley 042-1812, K&N 33-2448, Ecogard XA6124, Wix 49250, Mahle LX 3024, Hastings AF1434, Kia 28113-2P100, Premium Guard PA6124 and Pentius PABT2068.
No tools are needed to replace the engine air filter.
Pull Up Top Half of Air Box
Flip Open Access Door
Slide Out Old Air Filter
|The engine air box
is located in the right rear area of the engine bay.
Flip down the two metal latches to release the top half of the air box.
Gently pull the top half of the air box up and towards the rear of the vehicle.
Flip open the rectangular hatch to access the old engine air filter.
Slide the old filter straight out of the slot.
Inspect Both Sides
Clean With Vacuum
|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, insects, leaves, twigs, pollen, hair and other debris, it should be replaced with a new element.
Leehan # 28113-2W100
Clean Out Engine Air Box
Slide In New Air Filter
|Orientate the new
filter with the pleats facing down and the plastic frame facing up towards
Slide the new filter straight in to the slot until it is fully seated in the air box.
Close Air Box Hatch
Flip Up Metal Fasteners
Engine Air Filter Replaced
rectangular access hatch closed and secure the two metal fasteners over the
top half of the air box.
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