How to Change the Cabin Air Filter on a Jeep Cherokee


The cabin air filter on your Jeep Cherokee is expected to last approximately 15,000 miles before you are likely to notice any faults. The cabin's air filter is responsible for stopping any harmful fumes and debris from entering your car's vent system. With this in mind, the filter's capabilities will eventually begin to deteriorate as tiny particles build up like a coating on the filter. When this happens, rest assured that replacing the air filter is one of the simplest maintenance tasks involved in car ownership.

Things You'll Need

  • New air filter
  • Old rag
  • Screwdriver
  • Pop open the hood of your Cherokee and find the cabin's air-filter compartment, located on the passenger side of the engine. You can recognize the compartment by its black cover.

  • Pry off the plastic compartment cover by gently using your flat-head screwdriver. The cover can be set aside until after the new filter is inserted.

  • Pull the old filter out of the filter container's slot, being careful to not let the dirt from the filter fall back into the container.

  • Clean the air-filter container with your shop rag. The rag can be moistened with water if the dirt is particularly stubborn. Insert the replacement filter.

  • Place the compartment's lid back onto the container and listen for the snaps, which will indicate that the top is secured.

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