Polaris Ranger 800 Crew Air Filter Change

Air filters are responsible for filtering out all the dirt and debris that would otherwise enter your side-by-side’s engine. 

Not cleaning or replacing the air filter in your Polaris UTV regularly enough leads to poor performance, a worn engine and hefty repair bills. If you run your UTV in dusty or muddy environments often, you should check your air filter at least once after every 25 hours of use.

As far as simple maintenance goes, this one is as simple as it gets! Watch the video above and follow the steps below to change the air filter on a Polaris Ranger 800 Crew. 

Parts Needed – Polaris Crew Air Filter Change

NOTE: We changed the air filter on a Polaris Ranger 800 Crew, but the steps are the same or similar for most Polaris side-by-side models.

Polaris Ranger air filter service

How to Change the Air Filter in a Polaris Ranger 800 Crew

Polaris Ranger 800 air filter parts diagram

Step 1. Release and tilt back the cargo bed.

Step 2. Release the four clips on the airbox cover and remove the cover.

Polaris Ranger Crew 800 air filter change

Step 3. Remove the old air filter from the airbox.

Polaris Ranger Crew 800 air filter replacement

Step 4. Clean the inside of the airbox and the airbox cover with contact/brake cleaner and a rag or shop towel.

Step 5. Apply a film of grease to the inside of the new air filter’s end cap to ensure a good seal with the airbox once it’s installed.

Polaris Ranger air filter replacement

Step 6. Install the new air filter.

Polaris side-by-side air filter change

PRO TIP: If you run your UTV in normal conditions, you can put in a standard Polaris air filter. The standard air filter is a paper filter that can be installed immediately. However, if you run your UTV in dusty or muddy environmental conditions often, consider installing a high-flow air filter. The high-flow air filter is a fabric filter that must be cleaned and oiled before it’s installed.

Polaris Ranger K&N high flow air filter

Step 7. Reinstall the airbox cover and reconnect the four clips, then lower and lock the cargo bed back into place and you’re done.

Ready to do an oil change on your Polaris side-by-side next? Watch the video above to see how to change the oil in a Polaris Ranger Crew 800.   


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