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Engine air filter cover doesnt want to snap back on

Dear old dad replaced my air filter, and somehow he didnt notice that only two of the three snaps were shut on the cover. I have been driving it for awhile since and only noticed yesterday! (d'oh). I cant seem to get the first slanted prong on the back side of it into the slot, only the two straight prongs want to slide back into their shut and sealed positions. Is there some trick to getting it to fully shut??? and to add to the problems now 'engine service required' comes on in the dash info box. Grr, last time I took it in for a sensor issue it turned into a $100 car wash because they found nothing wrong!

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  • ashtyn0 Feb 06, 2009

    I cannot get the one difficult slanted prong to slide into place on the back side of the cover...hoping that the bottom rim of the compartment isnt bent?

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Remove the filter and either clean it with water and let it dry completely before installing. Or buy a new filter. Place it so that it fits firmly down at the botom. the try to clip on the cover snapping the hard clip down first. then the opposite side. then snap on the others. it may have bent a little. If it fits loose. try bending it into shape .

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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    Daniel Arellano Feb 07, 2009

    it's hard to say. But maybe you will need to do a little prying and pulling with a pair of pliers.

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