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flyinion 04-15-2012 05:52 AM

Engine air filter cover is mocking me!!
 
Ok, apparently I'm missing something. How in the @#Q#!^$#^@#$^#$@ do you get to the air filter on the 2012? I unlatched all 4 clips but am apparently missing something stupid. I've never had this happen on another vehicle. Always unlatching the clips = cover comes off and air filter is accessed. :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead: :banghead:

Jeeplover1 04-15-2012 05:57 AM

thats all there is too it unclip all then pull up

strider_mt2k 04-15-2012 06:16 AM

It's probably just a little sticky.

Give it a good pull and it should separate. Try near a corner.

Greg_2012_JKU 04-15-2012 08:23 AM

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I just put a K&N in my last weekend. I was in the same situation. But once I removed these two bolts the top cover came right off. With them bolted in, I couldn't get mine to separate enough to replace the filter. I pulled the hose out of the way too just in case.

n3qik 04-15-2012 08:26 AM

2X, need to remove both of those bolts.

Mopar2Ya 04-15-2012 10:29 AM

X3, on the bolts, the engine cover may hit/bind too.

flyinion 04-15-2012 04:40 PM

Thanks, I didn't even think about those bolts. WTH that has got to be the stupidest design I've ever seen lol.

Mopar2Ya 04-15-2012 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by flyinion (Post 2261924)
Thanks, I didn't even think about those bolts. WTH that has got to be the stupidest design I've ever seen lol.

You must be a certified Chrysler tech to change the air filter. lol :D

NCRUBI2012 04-15-2012 07:02 PM

Nothing beats the passenger shock space. New Fox would not fit without trimming....and this is after I trimmed to install the lift last month.

Mopar2Ya 04-15-2012 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by NCRUBI2012 (Post 2262407)
Nothing beats the passenger shock space. New Fox would not fit without trimming....and this is after I trimmed to install the lift last month.

Gotta luv after market parts, many hardly fit at all, & it's not just on the JK.
The K&N drop in did fit well though.

BigCat76 04-23-2013 05:15 PM

I had the same problem, I felt pretty stupid lol. I love this forum

ilikeguns 04-23-2013 10:03 PM

add me to the "stupid" list.. took me a few minutes to figure it out

Blastek 04-23-2013 10:39 PM

yeah, stupid and misleading design. oh hey just unclip these 4 latches and then get a sneak peak at the filter. Now, after borderline breaking the intake, pull out your socket wrench and undo these bolts way over here.

brian d 04-23-2013 11:07 PM

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Just went through this last weekend. Did anyone notice the I'm assuming water separator hanging off the intake tube? Didn't expect that. Also, if you have the auto hvac, look at your cabin air filter. Holy crap. This is 7000 miles....

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SilverSport 04-23-2013 11:49 PM

The appendages hanging off the bottom of the intake tube are known as Helmholtz resonators.
Helmholtz resonance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

flyinion 04-24-2013 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by brian d (Post 3675333)
Also, if you have the auto hvac, look at your cabin air filter. Holy crap. This is 7000 miles....

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You can actually buy those filters and install them even without the auto hvac, they just don't tell you that. It's on my list of mods, but not high up since they're not really cheap and I'll probably be changing them every time I go on a dusty trail with a bunch of Jeeps.

sscav 04-24-2013 08:01 AM

Where is the cabin air filter located?

jkjeeper06 04-24-2013 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by sscav (Post 3676366)
Where is the cabin air filter located?

Behind the glove box. I'm not sure what year they started putting them in. I believe 2011 but I'm not sure. Pretty sure my 08 doesn't have them

Rude Robert 04-24-2013 08:53 AM

i didnt know there was one it there

legitposter 04-24-2013 09:59 AM

Buy an aftermarket intake with dry filter. Quick filter access. Mean growl. Boom, done.

Scott2373 04-24-2013 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by flyinion (Post 3675741)
You can actually buy those filters and install them even without the auto hvac, they just don't tell you that. It's on my list of mods, but not high up since they're not really cheap and I'll probably be changing them every time I go on a dusty trail with a bunch of Jeeps.

Do you know the part number? Thanks! :thumb:

strickerje 04-24-2013 11:29 AM

Cabin Air Filters became available with the 2011 interior redesign. They're included with the automatic climate control, but they can also be installed in the standard HVAC (duct is the same).

Part number is 55111302AA, and they retail for $21.00 each. Note that it takes 2 (side by side). So, basically it's $42 to add/replace them.

RoufusTBarleysheath 04-24-2013 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by strickerje (Post 3677065)
Cabin Air Filters became available with the 2011 interior redesign. They're included with the automatic climate control, but they can also be installed in the standard HVAC (duct is the same).

Part number is 55111302AA, and they retail for $21.00 each. Note that it takes 2 (side by side). So, basically it's $42 to add/replace them.

If I'm reading it correctly, you can get 2 for $17 on Rock Auto.

strickerje 04-24-2013 11:47 AM

To the OP's question, yes, the 4 clips detach the cap from the case, and the 2 bolts hold the clean air duct to the body so it doesn't rattle. Removing those two bolts gives the duct enough slack to lift the cap off.

My company designed this setup, incidentally. :)

strickerje 04-24-2013 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by RoufusTBarleysheath (Post 3677127)
If I'm reading it correctly, you can get 2 for $17 on Rock Auto.

Found them: More Information for WIX 24302

They're aftermarket (Wix) filters, but it is 2 for $17.07. That's a good deal; I might have to get those now that it's (sort of) spring.

JKDozer 05-25-2014 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by strickerje (Post 3677128)
To the OP's question, yes, the 4 clips detach the cap from the case, and the 2 bolts hold the clean air duct to the body so it doesn't rattle. Removing those two bolts gives the duct enough slack to lift the cap off.

My company designed this setup, incidentally. :)

/\ I would delete this part of your post.........The only way to get the clip thats between the air box and radiator back on was to use the handle on my 1" drive ratchet being that there was no way of getting my hand down in there. Was not impressed at all........

Ed Pursell 05-25-2014 05:42 PM

Just to get this correct, we need to "remove" the two bolts and also pop the 4 clips? Not just the 4 clips?? I had the "Stealer" do it last time on my 2012 just because I had the Jeep in for an oil change, but plan on putting the next one in myself....I've done it myself for 35 years on other vehicles, never had to remove any bolts...Just the air cleaner cover with the wing nut, or now the clips...Just clarify please, thanks

flyinion 05-25-2014 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Ed Pursell (Post 10878801)
Just to get this correct, we need to "remove" the two bolts and also pop the 4 clips? Not just the 4 clips?? I had the "Stealer" do it last time on my 2012 just because I had the Jeep in for an oil change, but plan on putting the next one in myself....I've done it myself for 35 years on other vehicles, never had to remove any bolts...Just the air cleaner cover with the wing nut, or now the clips...Just clarify please, thanks

Yep you have to remove those two bolts. 10mm, pretty easy. It's annoying for sure. I do it all the time because the trails we run are so dusty I end up just replacing the filter every other run or so (average of one run a month or so). Probably go through 3-4 filters a year at the current rate. I might be replacing them too soon, but I'm not really sure.

JKDozer 05-25-2014 05:50 PM

Ed, pop the four clips and remove the two bolts, and it's still a pain.......

Doc Detroit 05-25-2014 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by sscav (Post 3676366)
Where is the cabin air filter located?

Here's a how to on how to change the cabin air filters. It's like a 2-5 min mod, tops.

JEEP JK Wrangler How to Change CABIN AIR FILTER 2011-2014 mopar#: 55111302AA - YouTube


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