|Here is your starting point.|
|To gain access to the air inlet grill, you need to get the wiper blades out of the way. Turn your ignition key to ON and turn on your wipers. Turn off your ignition when the blades are in the up position.|
Pop your hood.
Before we start, take a good look at how everything is arranged. This is VERY IMPORTANT! You would hate to be finishing up and not remember exactly how everything fit back together. If you are really worried about this, get a cheap camera and take lots of photos. I have done this on occasion when I was working on my other car.
|The filter is on the passenger side of the car. Here you can see the three retainers that hold the air inlet grille down. The center one is a nut type and the other two are the push in type.|
|Here is a close up of the windshield washer pump hose (A) and the hood weatherstrip (B).|
|You can see that the hose goes under the hood panel bumper and the weatherstrip.|
|Pull off the weatherstrip. If you look at the arrow, you can see what holds the weatherstrip to the car. It is simply pushed on to the metal edge and no glue is used. The material is pretty strong, but exercise care not to tear it. A firm pull will ease the weatherstrip off.|
|Peel the weatherstrip back halfway to the center. You can just leave it sitting on the engine.|
|This is one of the clips holding the windshield wiper pump hose (A). You can also see how the hose goes under the hood panel bumper (B). Remember this because you have to put it back that way.|
|Unclip the hose and relocated it out of the way.|
|These are two of the retainers that have to come off (A). The one on the left is a push in style and the one on the right is the nut type. You can also see how the hose was relocated (B).|
|This is the retainer that is closer to the center of the car (A). It is the push in style. You can also see how the hose was moved (B) and another clip that holds the hose in place|