Kia Forte: Intake And Exhaust System / Air Cleaner

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Intake And Exhaust System / Air Cleaner

Components and components location
Components

1. Air cleaner assembly
2. Air intake hose
3. Air duct
4. Air intake shield
5. Air duct extension
6. Breather hose

Repair procedures
Removal and Installation

Air Cleaner Assembly

1.

Disconnect the battery negative terminal.

2.

Remove the engine cover.

(Refer to Engine and Transmission Assembly - "Engine Cover")

3.

Remove the air duct (A).

4.

Remove the air cleaner assembly.

(1)

Disconnect the RCV hose and pipe (A).

(2)

Disconnect the breather hose (B).

(3)

(Disconnect the air intake hose (C).

Tightening torque :

2.9 - 4.9 N·m (0.3 - 0.5 kgf·m , 2.2 - 3.6 lb·ft, 26.0 - 43.4 lb·in)

(4)

Remove the air cleaner assembly (D).

Tightening torque :

3.9 - 5.9 N·m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf·m , 2.9 - 4.3 lb·ft, 35.4 - 53.1 lb·in)

5.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

Air Cleaner Element Replacement

1.

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

2.

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

3.

Close the air cleaner cover by hooking the clamps.

  

Insert the hinge (A) and engage the clamp when mounting the air cleaner cover.

Air Intake Shield

1.

Remove the air duct (A).

2.

Remove the air intake shield (A).

Tightening torque :

3.9 - 5.9 N·m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf·m , 2.9 - 4.3 lb·ft, 35.4 - 53.1 lb·in)

3.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

Air Intake Shield

1.

Disconnect the battery negative terminal.

2.

Remover the front bumper assembly.

(Refer to Body (Interior and Exterior) - "Front Bumper Assembly")

3.

Remove the air duct extension (A).

Tightening torque :

3.9 - 5.9 N·m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf·m , 2.9 - 4.3 lb·ft, 35.4 - 53.1 lb·in)

4.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

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.

  

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

4.

Reinstall the air cleaner element.

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