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Fuel tank air filter replacement.

My Kia dealer wants $90 to replace my fuel tank air filter (parts & labor). I am trying to see if I can do it myself. Where is the filter located? I've heard it is on the filler pipe and even have a diagram showing it to be there, but when I got under the car, no filter. I suspect they are only tacking on the filter replacement to supplement the "free" repair they are doing to a valve that is bad. Can you tell me where the fuel tank air filter is on my 2006 Kia Spectra and how to replace it? Is it an easy repair for a 'do it yourselfer' with moderate skills?
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    Kia Sedona getting P2196 error. Error first occurred when transmission fluid was sprayed into engine compartment by a repair shop. It seemed to remedy itself for about a year and has come back. In another thread I read cleaning out the PVC, ERG, and replacing Air filter may help. I am not familiar with these terms and would like to know if they are in the engine compartment. I know the air filter and will replace that but would like to clean the other two items as well before letting another repair shop replace the O2 sensor.

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Actually you need to remove the rear left splash shield (black plastic lining inside the fender). You should see the part attached to the filler neck with a strap tie. You'll need to cut the strap tie, disconnect the electrical connector and remove the hose clamp holding the filter on to the vent hose. Install is the reverse of removal, just make sure to tightly strap the filter back to the filler tube or it'll rattle when you hit bumps. Good luck!

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