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Air filter change Kia Sorento 2003 - 2009 Petrol 3.5 V6

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Kia Sorento 2011 - 2013  | 3.5 V6 Air filter change

  • time 5 to 45 minutes
  • difficulty 2
1 The air filter is located inside a housing at the side of the engine compartment. To remove the air filter, release the clamps retaining the two halves of the air filter housing (see below). Disconnect the wiring from the Mass Airflow (MAF) sensor in order to get enough clearance to raise the lid
2 Release the latches securing the air filter housing lid
3 Lift the cover up and remove the filter element
Caution: Never drive the vehicle with the air filter removed. Excessive engine wear could result and backfiring could even cause a fire under the hood
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
Warning: Always wear eye protection when using compressed air
5 Because it is a pleated paper-type filter, it cannot be washed or oiled. If it cannot be cleaned satisfactorily with compressed air, discard and replace it
6 Installation is the reverse of removal. Make sure the hinge tabs on the housing cover engage properly with the lower part of the housing
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