How to Change an Air Filter for Chevrolet Cars

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017

The air filter in the Chevrolet car prevents debris from getting into the engine air intake system. Chevrolet car recommends inspecting the air filter every time the oil is changed or other maintenance is performed and replacing if it is clogged or excessively dirty. Chevrolet car does not recommend cleaning the air filter with compressed air, as this could damage it. A clean air filter improves air flow to the engine and increases engine performance.

Under The Hood:

 How to Change an Air Filter for a Chevrolet Aveo

Lift and safely support the hood of your Chevrolet Aveo, then locate the air filter housing. As you're facing the vehicle head-on, the filter housing will be located in the far left side of the engine compartment. It looks like a big rectangular box with one corner missing and a big hose leading out of it.

Use the screwdriver to remove the four screws holding the cover to the filter housing in place. You're removing only the cover; don't try to remove, loosen or dismount the entire housing. Place the screws in your pocket or another secure place, outside the engine compartment. You're going to need them again.

Remove the cover from the air filter housing and take out the old air filter. Place the new air filter in the housing, making sure it's oriented the same way the old one was.

Replace the cover on the air filter housing and ensure that it closes securely. Tighten the four screws to hold the cover in place again, then double-check that it is firmly and securely fastened to the housing--just like you found it.

Items you will need

  • Screwdriver Clean air filter

 How to Change the Air Filter of a Chevy Cobalt

Turn off the engine. Open the hood.

Locate the air filter housing on the passenger side of the engine compartment.

Loosen the screws on the clamps that hold the air outlet duct in place. Remove the air outlet duct from the air filter housing.

Unlatch the two clamps that hold the filter housing cover in place. Pull up on the front of the filter cover and pull it out to remove it.

Remove the old filter.

Wipe all dust from the inside of the housing with a clean, damp cloth.

Install a new filter in the filter housing.

Reinstall the filter cover. Latch the clamps to hold the cover in place.

Reattach the air outlet duct. Tighten the screws on the clamps to secure the duct in place.

Items you will need

  • New air filter

  • Philips screwdriver

 How to Change an Air Filter on a 2006 GMC Envoy

Shut the engine down and open the hood. Look on the passenger side of the engine compartment, in the front corner. The air filter is located within the black box. It's in the same location whether your Envoy has the 4.2-liter or the 5.3-liter V6 engine.

Remove the four Phillips screws from the corners of the air filter box. Lift the cover up to expose the filter element. Hold the cover open and remove the filter with your free hand. Discard the old air filter.

Position the new filter in the air box, with the rim facing upward. Push the filter down gently to ensure it's properly seated.

Push the filter cover back onto the air box. Reinsert the Phillips screws and tighten them well to complete the procedure.

Items you will need

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Replacement filter (see Tips)

 How to Change the Air Filter in a 2003 Chevy Venture

Locate the filter box and the air duct attached to it. They are located on the driver's side engine compartment, directly beneath the coolant reservoir. The work space is tight, but you can remove the filter without removing the reservoir.

Loosen the screws on both air-duct clamps. This loosens the connection between the air duct and the filter box. Pull the air duct away from the filter box.

Flip open the two clamps on the filter box. Pull the left side of the filter box off to access the filter. Pull the filter straight out to remove it.

Place the new filter in the filter box. Push the left side of the filter box against the right side; push up the clamps to secure the sides together.

Re-attach the air duct to the vent on the filter box. Tighten the screws on the clamps to finish.

Items you will need

  • Flat-head screwdriver

  • Filter number A1208C

 How to Replace the Air Filter on a Chevrolet Lumina

Shift the transmission into "Park" and set the emergency brake. Turn the engine off and allow the Lumina to cool completely. Once the engine is cool, pull back on the hood release lever located under the dash to the left of the driver’s side.

Walk to the front of the vehicle. Find the hood safety latch located under the front center of the hood and open the hood.

Locate the air cleaner cover to the right of the engine and to the left of the windshield washer fluid reservoir. Remove the 4 screws securing the cover in place by turning them counter-clockwise with the Phillips head screwdriver. Set the screws aside.

Lift the air cleaner cover straight up and set it aside. Remove the air filter and discard it in the trash.

Install the new air filter into the air cleaner. Replace the air cleaner cover. Insure that both the filter and the cover fit snugly and securely in place. Insert the 4 screws back into their holes in the air filter cover. Secure the cover by turning the screws clockwise with the Phillips head screwdriver until they are tight. Close the hood.

Items you will need

  • Replacement air filter #A1208C

  • Phillips head screwdriver

 How to Replace an air Filter in a Chevy Impala

Keep the vehicle off while working on the air filter. Don't start the Impala without the filter in place as the filter acts as a barrier for engine backfires.

Locate the filter at the front, driver's side corner under the hood. Look for a black box that has a slightly grated lid, and a large accordion type tube coming from it.

Release the clips that hold the lid on the air filter housing in place. Lift the tabs out of the housing unit, then push the lid towards the engine.

Remove the filter from the case and discard it. Replace the filter of a 2006-2008 Impala with a K&N air filter, part number 33-2334. Use a K&N filter, part number 33-2141-1 for 2000-2005 Impalas. Push the tabs of the filter through the slots in the housing unit.

Put the lid back on the air filter housing unit. Secure the lid in place by snapping the air filter housing clips back in place.

Items you will need

  • New air filter

 How to Replace an Air Filter on a Chevy Express Van 1500

Place the van in park and turn the vehicle off by removing the key from the ignition. Let the vehicle sit for half an hour, giving the components ample time to cool.

Open the hood of the van and find the air-filter housing near the center of the engine compartment. The housing is a cylindrical, black case.

Unhook the clips around the housing and remove the cover by pulling it out of place. Lift the filter out of the housing.

Insert a new filter into the housing making sure it fits securely in place. Replace the cover and depress each clip to ensure the case is secure. Close the hood of the van.

Items you will need

  • Replacement air filter