Cougar/T-Bird Air Silencer

Item
Description
Item
Description
1
Air Cleaner Outlet Tube
6
Engine Air Intake Resonator
2
Mass Air Flow Sensor
7
Engine Air Cleaner Tube Clamp (2 Req'd)
3
Air Cleaner Element
8
Crankcase Ventilation Hose
4
Engine Air Cleaner
9
Throttle Body
5
Nut (3 req'd)

Item
Description
Item
Description
1
Bolt
6
Mass Air Flow Sensor
2
Engine Air Cleaner Tube Clamp
7
Air Cleaner Element
3
Air Cleaner Outlet Tube
8
Nut (3 Req'd)
4
Crankcase Ventilation Tube
9
Engine Air Intake Resonator
5
Intake Air Tempture Sensor
10
Engine Air Cleaner

First, Loosen the clamps on the air cleaner air outlet tube and remove the tube (see illustration).

By unsnapping the elbow from from the retainer clip, disconnect the PCV hose at the air cleaner.

Slide off the hoses from the PCV filter adapter.

Remove the air cleaner cover and filter element.

Remove the PCV filter retaining clip and remove the retainer from the air cleaner tray.

Remove the filter pack from the retainer.

Remove the nuts retaining the air cleaner assembly to the resonator (see illustration).

Remove the air cleaner assembly.

Next, Jack passanger side of the vehicle up and remove front wheel. (drivers side shown, passengers side simular).

Remove the plastic push pins retaining the splash shield to the body. This is accomplished by pulling out the centers

of the pins with pliers to unlock them, then grasping the body of the pins with pliers to pull it from the fender (see illustration)

Remove the bolts and nuts and detach the splash shield and insulator from the fender and body.

When installing the splash shield be sure the plastic push pins are fully engaged into the sheet metal. The installation is the reverse of removal.  Note:The fender does not need to come off the car.

Note: On some models you will have to cut the 4 rubber bushing off the air silencer box in order to reuse the bolts that were used to hold down the stock air box. Another solution is to replace all 4 bolts with new ones.

Finally, if you install a new K&N air filter you will need to file about 1/8th inch of plastic from inside the 3 slots were the top of the airbox hooks to the bottom. (see picture)


This modification is good for about 10 HP when combined with a K&N panel filter (part# 33-2033). See MN12 Performance Air Filter Kit for maximum air filter performance. Also see MN12 Performance Intake Tube Kit for SC's only.

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