In the article we will consider the replacement of the filter element of the air filter, the removal of the filter housing and the intake noise muffler

According to the recommendations of the plant, the filter element should be replaced after the car has run 45 thousand km, and purged with compressed air after 15 thousand km. But in our operating conditions, it is better to replace it after a run of 15 thousand km.

Replacing the air filter element

We prepare the car for the task and disconnect the negative battery terminal

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Squeeze the latch and disconnect the wiring block from the mass air flow sensor

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Remove the air filter cover from the holder on the housing and pull aside the wiring harness of the mass air flow sensor

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Loosen the clamp of the air supply hose to the air filter, disconnect it from the filter nozzle and pull it aside

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We unfasten two spring latches of fastening of the upper cover of the air filter housing

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Lift the lid and remove the filter element from the filter housing

We inspect the filter element and blow it with compressed air. If the filter element is heavily soiled, then replace it

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We remove dust and dirt from the air filter housing with a vacuum cleaner and install the filter element in reverse order

Removing the air filter and intake noise muffler

We remove the air filter assembly with the filter element

Disconnect the negative battery terminal

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Squeeze the clamps and disconnect the wiring block from the mass air flow sensor

Remove the cover from the holder on the housing and pull aside the wiring harness of the mass air flow sensor

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Loosen the clamp of the air supply hose to the air filter with a screwdriver and disconnect the sleeve from the filter nozzle

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Overcoming the force of the clamps, we remove the air filter housing and the intake muffler assembly with a lid and a filter element

The location of the housing mounting clips and the intake noise muffler in the picture

Install the air filter housing in reverse order