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Old 02-28-2011, 07:19 AM
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Help with air filter change.

A quick look under the hood, left me puzzled as to how the airbox is disassembled.If someone could post some simple instructions, I would be most appreciative.Also how the engine cover is removed.As I recall on my C5 that was a real pita.In real life I was an engineer, not a mechanic.Its an R/T..
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not to be a smart ass or anything, but have you tried the owner's manual?
If it does not clearly tell you how to open, there are a few plastic tabs that you press in and the top should pull up exposing the filter. Then you can replace the filter. Sometimes it's easier to remove the various tubes which are attached to the box first. Engine cover just pulls up/snaps in place I believe.

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I read the owners manual from cover to cover, and watched the DVD.They apparently made some changes as the operation of the auto-stick, trip odometer, and removing the engine top cover or disassembling the airbox are not in there.Just about everything that I don't have on my R/T was...
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You can lift it up enough to change the filter without takeing the cover off or unhooking it from the engine. Just release the latches and lift up.
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Are the latches the two tabs in the front.Do they pull out or push in.I had fits on my C5 and and came very close to breaking it by going the wrong way.
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It's been 6 months ago and I don't have my car with me but if no one helps you with this before 6 or so I'll look at it and give you step by step info.
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ya, the clips are on the front and they are not all that easy to get released (or to re-clip once its put back on).
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I could feel them release, but couldn't budge the lid.Started to take the accordian rubber tubing that goes to the throttle body. but thought better of it.It appears to me that the stock setup will feed as much cool air as you need.The cold air kits I looked at, are not going to keep engine heat away, the dividers are made of black plastic, bet dollars to donuts that after a short period of time plenty of heat will invade the area where the cone filter sits.Whereas the stock inlet pulls atmospheric air fron outside the engine compartment.
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You must not gotten all the releases because it should lift enough to get the filter out. You can hear the differance the air getting to the engine makes. It might not be cold air but it does get more air.
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I just looked at the one in the shed that came off of mine. There are 2 latches on the front side you pull toward you. Lift the front part up. There's 3 lips at the back you can squirm out. There's a small hose on the back of the airbox you can slide off if you want more room. You should be able to move it around without unhooking it from the throttle body.
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