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How do you remove the air filter housing to get to the battery on a 1999 Chrysler LHS?


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2007-11-07 03:09:30
2007-11-07 03:09:30

Simple, you don't! Remove the passenger's side front tire and there is a little door from which you access the battery. Actually, you do need to remove it. You can't access the terminal posts or the tie-down bracket from the access door. The good news is the process is straightforward, and you don't need to remove the tire. First, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right. From here you can remove the six screws holding in the battery access panel. Next, open the hood, unclip the air filter housing and remove the filter. It helps to get the cover up and out of the way by using a spare piece of wire and attaching it to the hood. Now, you're ready to remove the air filter housing. On the right side of the housing (facing the car) you'll notice a fastener with no apparent means of removal. This is a friction grommet, akin to the snaps on a baby's shirt. Grip the housing right above this fastener and give it a firm pull upwards. The housing should pop out over the fastener. The left side is not fastened - there are two "bumpers" that hold it in place on that side. Now you have complete access to the battery and can proceed with the replacement, sliding the battery out through the access door once it's been disconnected. Finally, it's much easier to re-install the battery access door from the top, before re-installing the air filter housing. It's possible, but not easy from down below.

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You need to remove the panel from in front of the passenger side front tire to access the battery. You will also have to remove the air filter housing to get at the battery hold down so you can remove the battery. Hope this helped.

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the timing window is directly beneath the air filter housing, you must move/remove the air filter housing to see it

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The filter is in a filter housing. Remove the plug in the bottom of the housing. The filter housing is then loosened using a specific wrench for that housing type.

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Located under the interior air intake filter housing. The housing is under the hood and secured to the passenger side firewall by three flip clamps. The housing is black plastic and about the size of a large textbook. Flip the clamps and remove the entire housing by pulling toward the front of the car and up. The underside of the housing is the filter, so be carefull that you do not damage the filter as you remove the housing. Viola! The battery is now in sight.

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first off it is easier to do if you remove the air filter. you then need to remove the passengers side wheel and the plastic trim. the battery has to come out through the wheel well.


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