Air Intake Boot Replacement

This guide gives step by step instructions on replacing an air intake boot. This article pertains to most non-electric vehicles.

Difficulty Scale: 2 of 10

This article pertains to all cars

Tools and Supplies Needed

  • Air intake boot
  • Screw driver set
  • Wrench set
  • Socket set
Begin with the car on level ground, in park with the parking brake set.

Air Intake Replacement Video

Step 1 -  Loosen and remove the clamps that secure the air intake boot to the air cleaner housing and the throttle body.

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


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Article first published (Updated 2014-12-31)