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Nissan Murano Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the 3.5L V6 engine air filter element in a 2nd generation 2009 to 2014 Nissan Murano SUV.

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2014 Murano 3.5L V6
Left Side Metal Latch
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Nissan Murano SUV in cleaning or changing the engine air filter element for the VQ35DE 3.5 liter V6 motor.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Pathfinder, Sentra, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, Teana, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35, QX56, QX60 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement filters with their part numbers are as follows: Fram CA4309, K&N 33-2031-2, ACDelco A975C, AEM 28-20031, Mann-Filter MA 1000, Premium Guard PA4278, Purolator A24278, Pentius PAB4309, Mahle LX 2561, Ecogard XA4278, Wix 46116 and Hastings AF882.

No tools are needed to replace the engine air filter.

Flip Up Metal Latch
Release 2nd Metal Latch
Open the hood and move to the right rear area of the engine bay.

The engine air filter box is located just to the left of the fuse box and behind the 12V automotive battery.

There are two metal latches on the front edge of the air box.

Gently flip up the two metal latches to release the top half of the air box.

Lift Open Air Box
Pull Out Old Filter
Lift the top half of the air box off the lower half to access the old filter.

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

Old Filter Removed
Inspect Both Sides
Inspect both sides of the old air 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, hair, insects, twigs, leaves, pollen and other debris, it should be replaced with a new element.

I recommend buying the Fram CA4309 engine air filter since it has great reviews on Amazon.

If you'd rather have a re-usable filter that will last the life time of the vehicle, go with the K&N 33-2031-2 which will need to be washed and re-oiled every 50,000 miles.


Clean With Vacuum
Install New Filter
Insert the new filter in to the lower half of the air box with the pleats facing down.
Close Top Half Air Box
Flip Left Metal Latch Up
Lower the top cover of the air box back in to place over the new filter.
Secure 2nd Metal Latch
Engine Filter Replaced
Flip the two metal latches down and secure them in place over the lower half of the air box.

Make sure that the two halves of the air box are flush together with no part of the new filter visible.

Be sure to record the filter change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, check out my other 2009-2014 Nissan Murano DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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