|Fig.1 MicroGard™ Air Filter|
Tools and Supplies:
MicroGard™ Engine Air Filter MGA49223
It had been 22-thousand miles and somehow the air filter had not been changed. The Toyota Dealership wanted $65 for replacement and installation of a simple air filter including an hour of time to schedule it. Fig.1 shows a 1968 Dodge Dart round air filter that was so easy to replace. Just spin the air cover nut, remove the chrome metal cover and install the round filter. Today's cars are full of electronics and fuel injections that it seems to be impossible to do the simple auto maintenance. This post address those issues and it shows that it can still be simple to do the simple maintenance chores for our technological automobiles.
This post shows the fourteen steps on the process of replacing an Engine Auto Filter on a 2014 Toyota Camry 2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic sedan.
Step 1: Obtain an air filter. This one was obtained from O’Reilly Auto Parts™. Fig.2 shows the O'Reilly Auto Parts™ carries MicroGuard™ MGA49223 air filter which are rectangular and not round.
|Fig.2 O’Reilly™ Auto Parts|
|Fig.3 Filter Prices|
Step 3: Fig.4 shows the top view of the rectangular air filter just out of the box.
|Fig.4 Top view and Date|
Step 4: Fig.5 shows the opening of the hood. Enter the automobile and on the left side of the steering wheel find this lever. Fig.6 shows the lever, now pull it with your fingers.
|Fig.5 Left side|
|Fig.6 Pull the lever|
Step 6: Fig.7 shows the hood is open and standing up because of its two hood shocks.
|Fig.7 Hood is open|
|Fig.8 Air filter cover|
|Fig.9 First clip|
|Fig.10 Second Clip|
|Fig.11 Large Dryer lint and dust|
|Fig.12 Seated Air Filter|
|Fig.13 Both pins must be pushed in|
|Fig.14 First clamp|
|Fig.15 Second clamp|
|Fig.16 Job done|
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