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How to Replace Air Intake Hose 95-97 Pontiac Sunfire

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How to Replace Air Intake Hose 95-97 Pontiac Sunfire

Created on: 2010-05-27

How to remove and replace an intake hose in a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire. This procedure is the same for all 1995-97 Sunfire and Cavalier with the 2.2L engine and similar for most J body cars, years 95, 96, and 97.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Air Intake Hose
    • Disconnect the wiring harness from the semsor
    • Pull the cable out of its clip
    • Use a flat blade screwdriver to loosen the hose clamps
    • Twist the intake hose off at both ends
    • Pull the intake hose out
  2. step 2 :Preparing the New Air Intake Hose
    • Transfer the hose clamps from the old intake hose to the new one
    • Transfer the cable clip from the old intake hose to the new one
    • Transfer the sensor from the old intake hose to the new one
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Air Intake Hose
    • Push the intake hose onto the PVC valve
    • Push the hose onto the throttle body
    • Push the hose onto the air filter box
    • Tighten the hose clamps
    • Push the cable into its clip
    • Connect the sensor wiring harness

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing or maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20-plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from The right parts installed correctly: that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, we'll be showing you how to replace the intake hose on this 1997 Pontiac Sunfire, same as any '95 to '97 Sunfire or Cavalier with a 2.2 liter and probably similar to most of those J-body cars from 95 to 05.

You want to replace your area take hose. Sometimes these can dry out, they can crack and/or during a repair or something, they can get broken. It's very important because it's the link between your throttle body and your air filter. You don't want dirty or foreign contaminants getting in there because that will ruin your air flow sensor and then you'll have a more expensive repair. It's fairly easy and I'll show you there's a connection back here that you need to undo. Just pull up with your thumb, and it comes off. For this, you can move it to the side or undo it. Pull that cable up and out. Then you're just going to need a regular screwdriver loosen up the clamps. You twist this a little bit and pull it off of there. Do the same thing over here. Loosen your clamp. Shake your clamp. Twist to pull the hose sone. That's probably because the PVC valve's here too. Then your hose is off.

Here's the original and here's the replacement from 1A Auto. You do need to transfer some of the parts, your clamps, this clip for the cable and this sensor, only to go into the new hose, but the hose is made just like the original. You have the provision for the PVC and everything, so if you've got a dry, cracked or broken hose, the new hose from 1A Auto, is going to hold up just like the original and fix the problem. For this car, this original is still in good shape so I'm going to re-install it. This is just a test case for the video.

Before we install, we're going to put it underneath the cable here and we're going to kind of push it on to the PVC here while we're working it, also under the throttle body. Kind of do those at the same time and you can see where it was on the throttle body, so you want to make sure you get all the way back on. It looks like the bottom is on. The top's having a little trouble. Maybe our clamp's not loose enough. There it goes, nice and easy. We're on there and now we'll work it right back on here. We'll tighten these up. We want to make these nice and tight. Actually you can really see here, a mark where the clamp was, and how tight it was. At least get back to there, which is pretty tight. Tighten this up. Put our cable back in and plug in our sensor.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

1995 - 1997  Chevrolet  Cavalier
1995 - 1997  Pontiac  Sunfire
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