Air filter replacement

#1

I’m a novice mechanic and want to change the air filter in my 2002 M/Benz C240. Can anyone help by outlining location and proper steps to gt it done?

Norm

#2

Does the owner’s manual have any information on this?

#3

I would be very surprised if the Owner’s Manual did not include this information in the “Owner Maintenance” section. Most manuals have a helpful graphic that should illustrate the location of the filter and how to open the air filter housing. Have you checked the manual?

#4

Thanks for your fast replies. I turned down the dealers offer to do the job thinking that I could do it easily, but upon checking my owners manual, found no info on it at all. That’s what led me to this site.

#5

That’s really too bad that a car that sells for that much money does not have a decent Owner’s Manual. Hopefully one of the Mercedes owners on this board will be able to explain the specifics of this procedure for you. Hang in there for a few hours, and someone should be able to help.

#6

You’ll want a repair manual, about $30, but will save you big $$ in the long run. Here’s the Haynes version:

#7

Today’s manufacturers are being real *sses about this information.

My wifes 07 Lexus states…“The Air-Filter should be serviced every 50k miles. See the dealer for service”.

It wasn’t too difficult to locate and change…They don’t want you touching ANYTHING on the car/truck anymore.

#8

What texases said and you shouldn’t have to order it either, just visit your local automotive store for it.

#9

I think that there is a warning about seeing the dealer. Anything you break can be very expensive. I guess the OP wins this one because a visit to a dealer can be just as expensive. What used to be the easiest job is now very challenging.

#10

Thanks guys, for your help. I’m gonna try to get this little job done tomorrow morning (It shouldn’t be too difficult) and soon as I get a chance, pick up a repair manual at the local auto parts store in order to handle future problems.

Thanks again to all who replied.
Norm

#11

There’s an urban myth that Rolls Royce dealers used to lock the hoods of in-warranty cars closed so that a Gentleman’s driver could only polish the door handles etc. All other service required a trip back to the livery.