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Air filter change Chevrolet Cruze 2011 - 2015 Petrol 1.8

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Chevrolet Cruze 2011 - 2015  | 1.8 Air filter change

  • time 5 to 45 minutes
  • difficulty 2
Caution: Never drive the vehicle with the air filter element removed. Excessive engine wear could result and backfiring could even cause a fire under the hood
1 Disconnect the electrical connector from the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor, loosen the inlet duct hose clamp and unscrew the filter housing cover screws (see below)
2 Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor electrical connector (A), inlet duct hose clamp (B) and housing cover screws (C) - 1.4L engine shown, 1.8L models similar
3 Lift the housing cover up, then remove the filter from the housing
4 Inspect the outer surface of the filter element. If it is dirty, replace it. If it is only moderately dusty, it can be reused by blowing it clean from the back to the front surface with compressed air. Because it is a pleated paper type filter, it cannot be washed or oiled. If it cannot be cleaned satisfactorily with compressed air, discard it and install a new one. While the cover is off, be careful not to drop anything down into the housing
5 Wipe out the inside of the filter housing
6 Place the new filter into the housing, making sure it seats properly
7 The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal
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