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Air filter change Volkswagen Polo 2002 - 2009 Petrol 1.2

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Volkswagen Polo 2002 - 2009  | 1.2 Air filter change

  • time 5 to 45 minutes
  • difficulty 2

1.2 litre engines

1 The air filter element is incorporated into the engine top cover.
2 On engine code AWY, disconnect the inlet hose from the lock carrier on the front of the engine compartment, then lift the engine top cover from the rubber grommets and disconnect the vacuum and crankcase ventilation hoses (see illustrations) .
Unhook the inlet hose . . .
. . . then lift off the engine top cover . . .
. . . and disconnect the vacuum and crankcase ventilation hoses
3 On engine codes AZQ and BME, lift the engine top cover from the rubber grommets, disconnect the crankcase ventilation hose by compressing the adapter, then disconnect the vacuum hose.
4 With the top cover upside down on the bench, undo the screws and remove the cover, then withdraw the air filter element (see illustrations) .
Undo the screws . . .
. . . and release the clips to remove the air filter housing . . .
. . . then remove the air filter element – 1.2 litre engines
5 Fit the new air filter element, ensuring that the edges are securely seated.
6 Refit the cover and tighten the screws.
7 Before offering the cover back on, refit the rubber seal which fits over the throttle body (see illustration) . Reconnect the hoses, then press the top cover into the rubber grommets. Reconnect the inlet hose on engine code AWY.
Fit the throttle body seal to the cover before refitting

Engine code BMD

8 Undo the screws and lift the cover from the air filter housing located on the left-hand rear corner of the engine compartment (see illustrations) .
Undo the screws . . .
. . . and remove the cover . . .
9 Note how the element is fitted, then remove it (see illustration) .
. . . then remove the air filter element
10 Remove any debris and wipe clean the interior of the housing.
11 Fit the new air filter element in position, ensuring that the edges are securely seated.
12 Refit the cover and secure with the screws.

1.4 litre engines

13 The air filter element is incorporated into the engine top cover.
14 Lift the engine top cover from the rubber grommets and disconnect the hoses as necessary.
15 With the top cover upside down on the bench, undo the four screws and remove the cover, then withdraw the air filter element and gasket. Check the gasket for condition and renew if necessary.
16 Fit the gasket and the new air filter element, ensuring that the edges are securely seated.
17 Refit the cover and tighten the screws.
18 Reconnect the hoses then press the top cover into the rubber grommets.
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