Mitsubishi Galant/Mirage/Diamante 1990-2000

Air Cleaner (Element)

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except 2.0L Turbocharged Engine


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Fig. Release the retaining clips from the air cleaner housing



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Fig. Unplug the MAF sensor connector



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Fig. Detach the breather hose from the air inlet tube



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Fig. Loosen the clamp on the air outlet tube at the throttle body . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the air outlet tube and upper housing from the lower housing



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Fig. Remove the air cleaner element from the housing

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Release the retaining clips from the air cleaner housing.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the clamp on the air outlet tube at the throttle body.
  6.  
  7. Detach the breather hose from the air inlet tube.
  8.  
  9. Unplug the MAF sensor connector.
  10.  
  11. Separate the upper and lower air cleaner housings and remove the air outlet tube and upper housing from the lower housing.
  12.  
  13. Remove the air cleaner element from the housing.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Clean the inside of the air cleaner housing of any dirt and debris that has collected inside.
  2.  
  3. Place a new air cleaner element inside the lower housing. Make sure the seal on the element is fully seated in the groove.
  4.  
  5. Install the upper air cleaner housing and inlet tube onto the lower housing.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the clamp on the inlet tube at the throttle body.
  8.  
  9. Attach the breather hose onto the air inlet tube.
  10.  
  11. Plug the connector into the MAF sensor.
  12.  
  13. Attach the air cleaner housing retaining clips.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16.  

2.0L Turbocharged Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Detach the air flow sensor connector.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the boost hose.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the solenoid valve with hoses.
  8.  



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Fig. Detach the air flow sensor connector, the boost hose and the solenoid valve connector

  1. Disconnect the air intake hose.
  2.  
  3. Unfasten the air cleaner retainer bolts and the air cleaner assembly.
  4.  
  5. Unclamp the cover and remove from the housing.
  6.  


NOTE
Care must be taken when removing the air cleaner cover. The air flow sensor is attached and could be damaged during cover removal.

  1. Remove the air cleaner element. Thoroughly clean the air cleaner housing prior to replacing the air filter.
  2.  

To install:

  1. Install the new air cleaner element into the housing. Install and secure the cover in place.
  2.  
  3. Install the air cleaner assembly and the retainer bolts.
  4.  
  5. Connect the air intake hose.
  6.  
  7. Attach the solenoid valve.
  8.  
  9. Connect the boost hose.
  10.  
  11. Attach the air flow sensor connector.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14.  

 
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