Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

How can I change the air filter, I can't get the cover off?

(2007 Honda Odyssey)
in Valrico, FL on October 30, 2012
I remove the two bolts and loosened the strap but can't figure how it comes off to change the filter.
Displaying 1 answers & 2 comments
Popular Answer
on October 30, 2012
The air filter housing cover has a rubber seal that sometimes sticks, if you are certain that all the bolts are removed, you might have to pry or put some muscle to break the seal and open up the cover to be able to replace the air filter. Lift firmly on the bolt side of the cover as the opposite side has tabs that slide into slots in the lower half of the air filter housing and you don’t want to snap these tabs off or break the retainer slots.
on October 30, 2012
The cover lifts up slightly on the rear of the cover so it's not sealed, but on the front end toward the engine it slips into a rubber hose about 4" diameter and the is held on by a stainless steel adjustable hose clamp, that's the part that I don't seem to be able to get off. If there is a special process to get that off, I would appreciate some help.
on October 31, 2012
The air filter housing cover has 4 bolts holding it down , one on/near each corner. Remove all4 and lift up the housing, you don't need to remove it from the intake hose.
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
At first it was just hard to open and then gradually the handle would not work at all. I need to know how to fix the...
There is no pattern to this problem. The Honda repair says it works every time I take it in. The back unit works pe...
Didn't find what you were looking for?