KIA Niro: Air Cleaner Repair procedures

Removal and
Installation

Air Cleaner Assembly

  1. Disconnect the air duct B (A).

Tightening torque : 2.9 - 4.9 N*m (0.3 - 0.5 kgf*m, 2.2 - 3.6 lb*ft)

  1. Disconnect the mass air flow sensor (MAFS) connector (A) and breather hose (B).

  1. Disconnect the air intake hose (A).

Tightening torque : 2.9 - 4.9 N*m (0.3 - 0.5 kgf*m, 2.2 - 3.6 lb*ft)

  1. Remove the air cleaner assembly (A).

Tightening torque : 3.9 - 5.9 N*m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf*m, 2.9 - 4.3 lb*ft)

  1. Remove the air duct A (A).

Tightening torque : 3.9 - 5.9 N*m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf*m, 2.9 - 4.3 lb*ft)

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Air Cleaner Element Replacement

  1. Open the air cleaner element cover (A) by unlocking the clamp.

  1. Replace the air cleaner element (A) with a new one.

Warning

Warning

Gap the handle (B) then pull out the air cleaner element.

  1. Close the service cover by hooking the clamp.

Inspection

  1. Remove the air cleaner element.
  2. Check if the air filter is excessively dirty. If so, replace the air cleaner element.
  3. If the air cleaner element needs to be cleaned, blow compressed air as shown in the illustration to clean it.

Warning

Warning

Be fully aware of the direction of using compressed air on the air cleaner.

  1. Reinstall the air cleaner element.

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