Chevrolet Silverado: Vehicle Checks / Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

Chevrolet Silverado 2019-2024 Owners Manual / Vehicle Care / Vehicle Checks / Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

The engine air cleaner/filter is on the driver side of the engine compartment. See Engine Compartment Overview.

When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

If the vehicle is not equipped with the engine air filter life system see Maintenance Schedule for intervals on inspecting and replacing the engine air cleaner filter.

How to Inspect/Replace the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

Do not start the engine or have the engine running with the engine air cleaner/filter housing open. Before removing the engine air cleaner/filter, make sure that the engine air cleaner/filter housing and nearby components are free of dirt and debris. Do not clean the engine air cleaner/filter or components with water or compressed air.

To inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter:

5.3L V8 Engine (L84) Shown, 2.7L L4 Engine (L3B), 4.3L V6 Engine (LV3), 5.3L V8 Engine (L82), and 6.2L V8 Engine (L87) Similar

  1. Air Duct Clamp

  2. Electrical Harness Connector

  3. Screws

 

  1. Locate the air cleaner/filter assembly. See Engine Compartment Overview.
  2. Disconnect the outlet duct by loosening the air duct clamp (1).
  3. Disconnect the electrical harness connector (2) from the cover.
  4. Remove the three screws on top of the cover of the housing, then slide and lift the cover.
  5. Lift and remove the engine air cleaner/filter.
  6. Lightly tap and shake the engine air cleaner/filter, away from the vehicle, to release loose dust and dirt. Replace the engine air filter if damaged.
  7. Reverse steps 2–5 to reinstall the engine air cleaner/filter cover housing.
  8. If equipped, reset the engine air filter life system after replacing the engine air filter. See Engine Air Filter Life System.

6.6L V8 Engine (L8T)

  1. Locate the air cleaner/filter assembly. See Engine Compartment Overview.
  2. Remove the eight screws on top of the cover of the housing, then lift the cover.
  3. Remove the engine air cleaner/filter from the housing. Take care to dislodge as little dirt as possible.
  4. Clean the engine air cleaner/filter sealing surfaces and the housing.
  5. Inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter.
  6. Reverse Steps 2–4 to reinstall the filter cover housing.
  7. If equipped, reset the engine air filter life system after replacing the engine air filter. see Engine Air Filter Life System.

Warning

Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or others to be burned. Use caution when working on the engine. Do not start the engine or drive the vehicle with the air cleaner/filter off, as flames may be present if the engine backfires.

Caution

If the air cleaner/filter is off, dirt can easily get into the engine, which could damage it. Always have the air cleaner/filter in place when driving.

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