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How to Replace Engine Air Filter Volkswagen Jetta 93-98

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How to Replace Engine Air Filter Volkswagen Jetta 93-98

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a dirty, dusty or clogged air filteron 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 Volkswagen Jetta models.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Air Intake Filter
    • Loosen two hose clamps to the air intake hose and air pump hose with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the air intake hose
    • Disconnect the air sensor harness
    • Pry the two vacuum hoses off the air box with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the wire from the clips on the air box
    • Pull down the tabs to unlock the air box
    • Remove the air pump hose
    • Remove the airbox cover
    • Remove the air filter
  2. step 2 :Installing the Air Intake Filter
    • Insert the air filter into place
    • Insert the tabs on the box with the tabs on the airbox cover
    • Push up on the tabs to lock the airbox
    • Connect the air intake hose
    • Connect the air sensor harness
    • Connect the two vacuum hoses
    • Reattach the wire to the airbox
    • Connect the air pump hose
    • Tighten the hose clamps to the air intake and pump hose

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and reinstall the air filter on this 1997 Volkswagen Jetta. It has the 4-cylinder engine in it. It's a pretty easy operation. The only tool you'll need is a flat blade screwdriver.

Open up the hood. Reach right in, pull this handle, pop the hood. Then you reach under here, and you'll feel a little hook that you pull to the side. Lift up the support rod right there. You have the passenger side of the air box and two clamps you want to loosen up. Just use a flat blade screwdriver. Really, this one you don't have to undo, but this one makes it a lot easier. Loosen up this clamp, twist, and then pull this tube off. Push it down like that.

There are two wire tabs here. Press those and release that. Then there are two vacuum lines. Carefully pull them out of the clips in the side of the air filter box. Then you'll have to use a screwdriver and pry the rubber tubes off of the air box. Those can go right there.

Around the perimeter of the air box there's a wire that's just held on with some clips. You just take the clips and push them down and off. There are four of them: two on the front and two on the side. Now there are just two clips: one here that you pull up on the bottom of to release it; then there's one right back in here pull up on the bottom and release it and then just pull that off. Then your air box lid comes right up and off.

The air filter is easy enough just lift it up and out. This one's a little dirty on top, but it's pretty clean inside.

Now put a new one in. Just make sure it goes down in and is seated completely.

To reinstall, make sure you put wire down all the way. Make sure these vacuum lines are out of the way. There are two tabs on the air box lid. Those are put into there straight. Those go right into place. Put the lid down on and reset these clasps. Electrical connection put that back on. My intake hose, the air flow center has a little slot on it. There's a little tab on the hose. Make sure it's going together correctly and lined up right. Bring these vacuum lines back into place. Clip them into the tab there. Push them firmly onto their connections here. This line that goes around, clip it back on in all four spots. Then the air pump hose, put it back on. I'm going to tighten up these two clamps.
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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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