The air filter element is located in the air cleaner assembly at the front of the engine compartment. Remove the oil filler cap, undo the fasteners and remove the engine top cover (see illustration).
Disconnect the wiring plug from the mass airflow sensor (see illustration).
Depress the clip and disconnect the mass airflow sensor wiring plug
Undo the screws and lift up the air cleaner cover (see illustration).
Lift out the element, noting its direction of fitting, and wipe out the housing (see illustration).
Lift out the filter element
If carrying out a routine service, the element must be renewed regardless of its apparent condition.
If you are checking the element for any other reason, inspect its lower surface; if it is oily or very dirty, renew the element. If it is only moderately dusty, it can be re-used by blowing it clean with compressed air.
Fit the new element using a reversal of the removal procedure.
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