How to replace the Engine Air Filter in Volvo S60, V70, S80, XC70, XC90

by: Alexandra M.

The Engine air filter on your Volvo S60 (2000 to 2010), S80 (1998 to 2006), V70 (2000 to 2007), XC70 (2000 to 2007) or XC90 (2003 to 2015) should be replaced every 60.000 kms (or less, if you drive on dirty roads).

It’s a very simple job that will take you around 10 minutes, just follow this steps:

Step 1: Open the hood, you’ll find the air filter housing near the right side headlamp

Step 2: Release the 3 brackets on the bottom of the housing (marked with green), disconnect the plug marked in red, lossen the clamp marked with yellow.

replace engine air filter volvo s80 s60 v70 xc70 xc90

 

Step 3: Remove the housing cover. You should start to pull the front of the cover up a couple of inches, and then pull forward to disengage the 3 brackets in the back of the cover.

Step 4: Replace the old air filter with the new one. You should vacuum any dirt (insects, leaves, etc…) that are deposited in the bottom of the housing.

NEW VS OLD AIR FILTER VOLVO ENGINE

Step 5: Put the housing cover back on place, re-engage the 3 front brackets, plug the plug, attach the hose and tighten the clamp and you’re done!

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:

  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Volvo S60
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Volvo V70
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Volvo XC70
  • 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Volvo S80
  • 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Volvo XC90