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LiLTiggerGa
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LiLTiggerGa Oct 2, 4:02pm - #50481 

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Stock air box

i have the AEM CAI in right now and hav ehad it in for a while but i have to take my car to the dealer for excessive ticking..also when you put it in 2nd gear it squeeks...i dont want the dealership to refuse warranty work on the valves because i kno that it was not my CAI that caused the ticking(most dealers try to blame anything on any aftermarket part)..should i put my stock box back on..and does anyone know how long it takes to do?

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swthrtracer Oct 2, 4:06pm - #50482 
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Its your shifter linkage thats squeaking...Ive had to fix mine before...Just spray some White Lithium Grease on it...

What I used: White Lithium Grease

Here is picture of where this is. I got this from Nezumi at celica.net...If your standing facing your engine, it'll be on the right side directly back from the air box. Near the side of the block/tranny. Its brass colored so you cant miss it...
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RicePowered Oct 2, 4:14pm - #50483 
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Oh goodjob time to clean up the linkage ... thanks for reminding me. grin
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Gen7fan Oct 2, 4:18pm - #50484 
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great post! Thanks for the tip! thumbsup
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LiLTiggerGa Oct 2, 4:23pm - #50485 

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Originally Posted by swthrtracer
Its your shifter linkage thats squeaking...Ive had to fix mine before...Just spray some White Lithium Grease on it...

What I used: White Lithium Grease

Here is picture of where this is. I got this from Nezumi at celica.net...If your standing facing your engine, it'll be on the right side directly back from the air box. Near the side of the block/tranny. Its brass colored so you cant miss it...
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thanks for that. it was great info but that wasnt really my question..i figured the squeeking was something like that i just hadnt looked into it..my question was should i put the stock air box back on?

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swthrtracer Oct 2, 4:25pm - #50486 
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I would just put the stock airbox back on so you dont worry about it.

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Lucky_317 Oct 2, 4:27pm - #50487 

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they should cover it no matter what if the Intake is certified BUT we all know they try not to so I'd say put it back on just in case never hurts to error on the side of caution!!!

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LiLTiggerGa Oct 2, 4:29pm - #50488 

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thats what i thought..its just a pain in the a$$ to put the stock one back on then when i get it back put the CAI back on..bah..ok thanks

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chameleon Oct 2, 6:40pm - #50489 

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Don't you have to cut your wheel well plastics when you install a CAI? confused

It seems like they would see this and know that the car had a CAI on it at one time or another, which would make installing the stock air box a waste of time.

I'm not saying for sure that the dealership would know, I'm just throwing this out there for consideration. I have a Short Ram on my car, so I don't even know how noticeable the hole is. spineyes
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IcEd blUe Oct 2, 7:59pm - #50490 

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Originally Posted by chameleon
Don't you have to cut your wheel well plastics when you install a CAI? confused

It seems like they would see this and know that the car had a CAI on it at one time or another, which would make installing the stock air box a waste of time.

I'm not saying for sure that the dealership would know, I'm just throwing this out there for consideration. I have a Short Ram on my car, so I don't even know how noticeable the hole is. spineyes


yes part of the inner fender well is cut for the Intake piping
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LiLTiggerGa Oct 3, 1:12pm - #50491 

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i took it in this mornin..they couldnt "duplicate" the noise...bah

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Elkal900 Oct 3, 4:29pm - #50492 

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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by chameleon
Don't you have to cut your wheel well plastics when you install a CAI? confused

It seems like they would see this and know that the car had a CAI on it at one time or another, which would make installing the stock air box a waste of time.

I'm not saying for sure that the dealership would know, I'm just throwing this out there for consideration. I have a Short Ram on my car, so I don't even know how noticeable the hole is. spineyes


yes part of the inner fender well is cut for the intake piping
mine slid through just fine no cutting needed...and the part you would need to cut isnt visable until you take the front bumper off anyway
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