Changing the air filter for Dummies -Kangoo

Checking the state of your air filter is an important step to maintain your van happy.

It is advisable to change it every 15.000 to 30.000 miles or every year, depending on how much you use it and where (eg. driving in the desert? better check it more often!).

I didn’t know when was Pamthevan’s air filter last changed, so I thought I would have a look. The filter looked disgusting so I decided it was time to change it.

It turns out that changing the air filter on a Kangoo (and probably in most cars/vans) is very straightforward and can save you quite a few penny on mechanic bills.

Here is what you need to do.



I just brought mine to the local car part shop, it costed about €10 but you can find them for less online. If you think the air filter has still plenty of life in it, just clean it using an air compressor or a vacuum.



It’s usually in a plastic box fairly close to the engine.  If you have no clue of where it could be, just interrogate your good old car manual, he’ll know what to do.



Remove the clips that keep the air filter cover in case and assess the air filter condition . If you remove the air filter, make sure to seal the air conduct with some duct tape. You don’t want any earrings, bread crumbs or other random objects falling in it!





And get rid of the ugly one.


Put in place the air filter lid cover and secure it with its clips, and you are done!


Now that your air filter is out of the way, you are ready to face the next challenge of changing the oil and oil filter.


  -A ridiculous amount of coffee has been sacrificed to write this blog post so if you are feeling particularly generous, you can buy me one HERE   -

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3 thoughts on “Changing the air filter for Dummies -Kangoo

  1. Some people underestimates the importance of air filter in the car. The condition of air filter directly affects our health. So, it’s condition needs to be evaluated and if damaged, then it should be replaced in the first place. Air filter prevents different foreign bodies from entering the cabin of the vehicle. Such, components could affects our health as well as the interior of the vehicle. This article has a lot of useful information regarding the way we could replace the air filter. Thank you for this.

  2. Also wise is to keep the top of your battery clean. Also the posts need to be clean. Same goes for the ground ( minus ) cables from battery to engine and battery to carbody…. Corrosion will occur where they attach. Keep those points clean. Pam will start easier.

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