Toyota Tundra: How to Replace Air Filter
A dirty air filter constricts the air going into your Toyota Tundra's engine. Read on to learn how to replace it.
This article applies to the Toyota Tundra (2000-Present).
The air and fuel mixture inside the engine is how the engine functions and performs. The air filter is the gate between the outside world and the air going into your engine. A clean filter is critical to engine performance, as any constriction in air flow could result in improper air to fuel mixture, which would cause the Toyota Tundra to decrease in performance. Replacing the air filter is an important piece of maintenance. Read on to learn how you can replace it yourself in a matter of minutes.
- Flat head screwdriver
Step 1 – Disconnect air intake tube
Using your flat head screwdriver, loosen the screw on the air intake tube's clamp. Then pull the air intake tube off of the air box.
Step 2 – Remove air filter
Disconnect the two clamps on the air box's cover. Then remove the cover; the filter will be inside of it.
Step 3 – Install new filter
Remove the old filter and install the new one in place. Then, align the plastic piece holding the air filter in place; you will have to put the rear end closer to the truck first, then close it. Close the two clamps, then install the intake tube, and tighten its clamp.