Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Air Cleaner

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Removal & Installation



3.9L, 5.2L & 5.9L Gasoline Engines

WARNING
Do NOT attempt to remove the filter element by removing the housing top cover only. The entire assembly must be removed from the engine for filter replacement.

  1. Remove the air inlet tube.
  2.  
  3. Loosen, but Do NOT remove, the screw clamp that secures the air cleaner housing to the throttle body. (Note clamp-positioning tabs on air cleaner housing.)
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the breather hose at the rear of the air cleaner housing.
  6.  
  7. On the 5.9L HDC V-8 engine, disconnect the air pump hose at the air cleaner housing.
  8.  
  9. Lift the assembly from the throttle body while slipping it from the mounting studs.
  10.  
  11. Unlatch the springs clips and tilt the top cover up and to the rear to remove.
  12.  
  13. Remove the filter element.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Clean the inside of the housing, removing any debris or foreign matter.
  2.  
  3. Check condition of the throttle body seal and replace it if damaged.
  4.  
  5. Install a new filter element and refit the housing top cover, inserting tabs into the slots. Latch the three clips.
  6.  
  7. Check the position of the mounting stud rubber grommet; then, install the housing on the throttle body. Push down to ensure it is seated.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the throttle body clamp to 15 inch lbs (2 Nm). Check that the housing has been secured.
  10.  
  11. Reconnect all the hoses as removed.
  12.  



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Fig. Air filter housing assembly-RAM Truck 3.9L/5.2L/5.9L gasoline engines



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Fig. Disconnecting the air inlet tube



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Fig. Air cleaner housing mounting stud



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Fig. Unlatching the air cleaner housing spring clips



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Fig. Remove the air cleaner element and check condition



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Fig. Align tabs and slots when refitting the housing cover

8.0L Engine
  1. Loosen the clamp and remove the air inlet tube at the front of the air cleaner housing.
  2.  
  3. Unlatch the spring clips and remove the housing cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the old filter element.
  6.  
  7. Clean the inside of the housing. A small amount of oil wetting is normal.
  8.  
  9. Install the new element, replace the cover and latch the spring clips.
  10.  
  11. Connect the air inlet tube and tighten the clamp.
  12.  



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Fig. Air filter assembly -8.0L engine



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