Buick Encore: Vehicle Checks / Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Vehicle Care / Vehicle Checks / Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

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

When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

For intervals on changing and inspecting the engine air cleaner/filter, see Maintenance Schedule.

How to Inspect 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. Remove the engine air cleaner/filter. Lightly tap and shake the engine air cleaner/filter (away from the vehicle), to release loose dust and dirt. Inspect the engine air cleaner/ filter for damage, and replace if damaged. Do not clean the engine air cleaner/filter with water or compressed air.

To inspect or replace the air cleaner/filter:

Buick Encore. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

Buick Encore. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

  1. Remove the two screws, tilt the cover, and slide it out of the assembly.

    Warning

    If part replacement is necessary, the part must be replaced with one of the same part number or with an equivalent part. Use of a replacement part without the same fit, form, and function may result in personal injury or damage to the vehicle.

  2. Inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/ filter.
  3.  Lower the cover, slide it into the assembly, then secure with the two screws.

See Maintenance Schedule for replacement intervals.

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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