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imasmokeyou
25-03-04, 12:33 PM
i've been browsing these boards for a while, and i just ordered the jr air filter. i was wondering if anyone has any tips, advice, or instructions for installing it? this is the first time i'm modding my car so i don't know what i'm doing but my friend is going to help me. thanks alot in advance.
-David

ChadJ99
25-03-04, 12:47 PM
it is pretty striahgt forward... There are 5 screws you need to remove (you can use the tools Saab provided in the trunk). The you kind of have to wrestle the cover off the air box to get the old one out. Once it is out, just slap the new one in...replace the screws..and you're off.

finklejag
25-03-04, 02:02 PM
You will also have to remove the evap hose. Just press the two tabs and pull off.

Viscouse
25-03-04, 05:14 PM
Make sure to note the airflow direction, and put the new one in the same way. Otherwise, it will work backward, and suck all the oil in the filter into your engine.

It's very straightforward, and easy to do.

Welcome to SaabCentral!

finklejag
25-03-04, 05:46 PM
Here is some pics to help you out.

The hardest part is lifting the lid of the airbox out. It is kinda wedged under the right fender.

http://images.snapfish.com/33%3A3484323232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E232%3A%3D86%3A%3D6%3 B5%3DXROQDF%3E23234%3B%3A%3B%3A%3A748ot1lsi

Take two hands and squeeze the two tabs on top and on the bottom of the evap hose. Then pull out.

http://images.snapfish.com/33%3A3484323232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E232%3A%3D86%3A%3D6%3 B5%3DXROQDF%3E23234%3B%3A%3B%3A%3A744ot1lsi

http://images.snapfish.com/33%3A3484323232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E232%3A%3D86%3A%3D6%3 B5%3DXROQDF%3E23234%3B%3A%3B%3A%3A746ot1lsi

You will have to wrestle the cover back under the fender to line up the screws.

Good luck.

sjhudon
25-03-04, 05:51 PM
I didn't take that hose off... but it sure was a pain wedgen that thing back in..

finklejag
25-03-04, 05:52 PM
I think some people remove the clamp on the MAF side. I guess it makes it easier.

nestoraero
25-03-04, 07:04 PM
I didn't took the small front hose off either..
In my friends 175hp,there is no such hose....what is it?

finklejag
25-03-04, 07:14 PM
It the Evap purge regulator hose. It has to do with emissions.

nestoraero
25-03-04, 07:26 PM
Ok,that's what I thought also,but why it does not exist on the 175 hp engine?

ChadJ99
25-03-04, 07:28 PM
Finkeljag (or Chris, I think)..emissions, huh!!!.. .I don't have that hose either. I figured CALI had most strict laws...

I kind of wondered what that fitting was for. :idea

nestoraero
25-03-04, 07:29 PM
Finkeljag (or Chris, I think)..emissions, huh!!!.. .I don't have that hose either. I figured CALI had most strict laws...

I kind of wondered what that fitting was for. :idea

You don't have it in the aero????? :o

moz
25-03-04, 07:48 PM
That is odd, I have it :o

finklejag
25-03-04, 08:56 PM
Finkeljag (or Chris, I think)..emissions, huh!!!.. .I don't have that hose either. I figured CALI had most strict laws...

I kind of wondered what that fitting was for. :idea

I would think all US cars would have that. :-?

Nestor. Did you and your friend buy your cars in the same country? Maybe some countries require it?

Larakin
25-03-04, 11:19 PM
I have an 03 Arc and it has it, the loaner I am driving at the moment is an 04 Linear and it does not have it. They are both US Cars in Colorado.

nestoraero
26-03-04, 06:39 AM
Finkeljag (or Chris, I think)..emissions, huh!!!.. .I don't have that hose either. I figured CALI had most strict laws...

I kind of wondered what that fitting was for. :idea

I would think all US cars would have that. :-?

Nestor. Did you and your friend buy your cars in the same country? Maybe some countries require it?

We both got them from Belgium,from the same dealer....I took it first and then he took it after onr month...both 03 models... :roll:

LinearSLT
26-03-04, 09:36 AM
The 2003 cars have an air pump to deal with emissions, the 2004's don't and I'm guessing that they have that fitting instead as part of the circuit that allowed them to get rid of the air pump.

nestoraero
26-03-04, 10:51 AM
The 2003 cars have an air pump to deal with emissions, the 2004's don't and I'm guessing that they have that fitting instead as part of the circuit that allowed them to get rid of the air pump.

And why is there a difference between my aero and my friends arc(175hp)??
Both early 03 models....

imasmokeyou
26-03-04, 11:09 AM
Thanks for all the help everyone! I'll let you know how it goes i'll probably put it in on sunday.
-David