What to know about the Cold Air Intake:
A cold air intake is an aftermarket add-on. That is to say, it’s an engine modification, and it doesn’t come standard on your vehicle. If you’ve bought a used vehicle, the previous owner may have added this component.
A cold air intake works to help your car engine breathe more efficiently by moving the air filter to the upper wheel well where there is more cool air and less hot air. It decreases the air temperature while improving the air flow. The effect is more power when the throttle is wide open. Simply stated, it’s a way of increasing car engine performance.
Facts to Note:
Your cold air intake is not checked as part of your routine check, though the attached air filter will be checked.
How to Fix:
The battery is disconnected
The old air cleaner and intake tube is detached
The new cold air intake system is fixed
The vehicle battery is reconnected
The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper intake operation
If you have a cold air intake installed on your vehicle, you should have it checked out when you bring your car in for servicing. If your goal is increased performance, and the intake is faulty, you won’t get the results you suppose. If you suspect the cold air intake is causing vehicle problems, have it looked at by one of your expert mechanics.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change the Cold Air Intake:
Reduced horsepower or general performance
Importance of this service:
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If you think your car is losing horsepower, have a qualified mechanic check out your performance problems. It will not cause further problems unless unfiltered air is entering the engine. If that is the case, have the cold air intake changed immediately.