Hyundai Coupes/Sedans 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Air Cleaner

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The air cleaner contains a dry paper element that keeps most dirt and dust from entering the engine. The paper cartridge should be replaced every 30,000 miles (48,000 km).

Check the air filter cartridge more frequently if the vehicle is operated under severe conditions or in a dusty environment.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Excel, Scoupe and 1994-95 Elantra

See Figures 1 through 8



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Fig. Fig. 1: The air flow sensor uses a weatherproof connector. Inspect the seal for damage and replace as necessary



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Fig. Fig. 2: Unscrew the clamp that attaches the air hose duct to the air filter assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3: Take care when removing the air hose duct. The air flow sensor inside the air filter is easily damaged



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Fig. Fig. 4: Unfasten the air filter cover clips by unlatching them as shown-Excel, Scoupe and 1994-95 Elantra



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Fig. Fig. 5: Carefully remove the air filter cover. The air flow sensor (arrow) is at the center of the cover



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Fig. Fig. 6: The round air filter element is made of paper and cannot be cleaned. When dirty, it must be replaced

  1. Remove the air intake hose air duct.
  2.  
  3. Disengage the air flow sensor connector from the air cleaner filter cover.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the air cleaner filter cover clips and remove the cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the old filter element.
  8.  

The air cleaner filter cover should be removed carefully because on most models, it contains the air flow sensor.

  1. Clean the air box with a dry rag and insert a new filter element.
  2.  
  3. Install the air cleaner filter cover and fasten the clips.
  4.  
  5. Connect the air flow sensor connector.
  6.  
  7. Install the air intake hose air duct.
  8.  

Tiburon and 1996-98 Elantra


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Fig. Fig. 7: Unfasten the air cleaner filter cover clips by unlatching them as shown-Tiburon and 1996-98 Elantra



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Fig. Fig. 8: The air filter element is a flat paper design. Inspect it carefully and replace it when dirty or damaged

  1. Remove the air intake hose air duct.
  2.  
  3. Disengage the air flow sensor connector from the air cleaner filter cover.
  4.  
  5. Disengage the intake air temperature sensor connector.
  6.  
  7. Unfasten the air cleaner filter cover clips and remove the cover.
  8.  
  9. Remove the old filter element.
  10.  

The air cleaner filter cover should be removed carefully because on most models, it contains the air flow sensor.

  1. Clean the air box with a dry rag and insert a new filter element.
  2.  
  3. Install the air cleaner filter cover and fasten the clips.
  4.  
  5. Connect the air flow sensor connector.
  6.  
  7. Connect the intake air temperature sensor connector.
  8.  
  9. Install the air intake hose air duct.
  10.  

Accent and Sonata

See Figure 9



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Fig. Fig. 9: The Accent and Sonata air cleaner assemblies, which contain no sensors, are secured by latches

  1. Remove the air intake cover attaching bolts.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air intake cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the old filter element.
  6.  
  7. Clean the air box with a dry rag and insert a new filter element.
  8.  
  9. Install the air cleaner filter cover and fasten securely with attaching bolts.
  10.  

 
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