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Air filter change Volkswagen Golf 1997 - 2004 Petrol 1.4

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Volkswagen Golf 1997 - 2004  | 1.4 Air filter change

  • time 5 to 45 minutes
  • difficulty 1

Engine codes other than AZD, BCA and BCB

1 Unscrew the bolts and remove the cover from the air filter housing. If preferred, the cover may be removed from the inlet duct.
2 Note how the element is fitted, then remove it.
3 Remove any debris and wipe clean the interior of the housing.
4 Fit the new air filter element in position, ensuring that the edges are securely seated (see illustration) .
Removing the air filter element (1.6 litre AEH engine)
5 Refit the cover and secure with the bolts.

Engine codes AZD, BCA and BCB

6 The air filter is incorporated in the engine top cover. First, disconnect the warm-air hose, then lift the cover to release the rubber mounting grommets.
7 With the cover upside down on the bench, undo the screws and remove the air filter housing, noting the location of the seal.
8 Note how the element is fitted, then remove it.
9 Remove any debris and wipe clean the interior of the housing.
10 Fit the new air filter element in position, ensuring that the edges are securely seated.
11 Refit the seal followed by the air filter housing, and tighten the screws securely.
12 Refit the engine top cover and reconnect the warm-air hose.
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