A car’s engine needs a lot of oxygen to burn fuel, and the intake port is where the oxygen enters the engine. But the air intake is susceptible to dust, dirt, loose leaves and bugs, which can clog the air intake and reduce engine performance. Therefore, it is very important to keep the air intake clean.
Six steps to teach you to clean the air intake hose
- Prepare tools
The tools for cleaning the air intake are simple. You’ll need a wrench, a screwdriver, a clean rag, some detergent, cleaner, and a bucket of water.
- Check the air intake
Before cleaning the intake duct, you need to check whether the intake duct needs to be cleaned. The inspection method is to open the engine cover and find the air intake. If you notice a lot of dust, dirt, and loose leaves in your intake, then you need to clean it.
- Remove the intake duct
Most vehicles have air intakes that are fixed to the engine. You’ll need a wrench and a screwdriver to remove the intake. Before disassembling, read your vehicle’s owner’s manual to make sure you’re doing it correctly.
- Clean the air intake
Once the air intake is disassembled, you can use a cleaning solution and a clean rag to clean the air intake. First, wash the air intake with detergent and water to wash away dirt and grime. Then, use a cleaner and a rag to clean the inside of the intake, making sure all dirt and loose leaves are removed. When cleaning, be careful not to let water enter the air intake, otherwise it will cause damage to the engine.
- Install the air intake
After cleaning the intake duct, reinstall the intake duct to the engine. Make sure all screws are tight and the air intake is properly installed.
- Test the engine
After installing the intake duct, start the engine and observe that it is running normally. If any problems are found, take the vehicle to an auto repair shop immediately.
Make sure the engine has cooled down and all wires and connections have been removed before cleaning the intake. Also, be careful not to drop anything in the intake when cleaning it, this could cause more serious problems.
Cleaning the intake hose is a technical task, and it is recommended that you clean it under the guidance of professionals.
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