Air Intake Boot Replacement
- Air intake boot
- Screw driver set
- Wrench set
- Socket set
Removing Air Intake Boot Mounting Clamps Step 2 - Remove breather tubes from the air intake boot
Removing Breather Hose Step 3 - Use screwdriver to help loosen the seal, use a twisting motion to help remove it.
Disconnecting Air Intake Boot Step 4 - Once the mounting clamps and breather hoses are removed and loosened, remove the air intake boot.
Air Intake Boot Removed Step 5 - Match the new boot to the old unit. they should match up identically. Reinstall mounting clamps onto intake new boot
Installing Air intake Boot Clamp Step 6 - Reinstalling air intake boot
Reinstalling Air Intake Boot Step 7 - Finish installing air intake boot and recheck all clamps and hoses. Start engine and listen for any vacuum leaks or hissing sounds.
Completing the Air Boot Installation Once completed , start the engine up and check for leaks or improper installation. Helpful Information The air intake assembly supplies air from the air filter to the throttle body or plate. If this tube fails it can cause incorrect readings from the mass air flow sensor MAF which causes the engine to run poorly. The intake boot is usually made of flexible rubber and over time, vibrations within the engine coupled with natural degradation of the rubber can cause small cracks that allow air to be pulled into the motor that was not filtered nor accounted for. Some of the symptoms of a bad air intake boot are higher than normal idle and poor fuel economy. Inspect the area between the ribs in the air intake boot by flexing it and looking for signs of wear. If you can see cracks then replacement is required.
- Keep track of all clamps, nuts and bolts in a container so they don't get misplaced
- Inspect intake boot for leaks before and after the job is complete