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VARIABLE INTAKE AIR SHUTTER VALVE ACTUATOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF]

WARNING:

1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
3. Remove the throttle body. (See INTAKE-AIR SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
4. Disconnect the quick release connector (Type A) (See QUICK RELEASE CONNECTOR (EMISSION SYSTEM) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
5. Remove the plug hole plate. (See PLUG HOLE PLATE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
6. Follow “BEFORE SERVICE PRECAUTION” before performing any work operations to prevent fuel from spilling from the fuel system. (See BEFORE SERVICE PRECAUTION [LF].)
7. Remove the service hole cover.
a. Remove the front suspension tower bar (joint), (right side) and (left side). (See FRONT SUSPENSION TOWER BAR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
b. Remove the wiper arm. (See WIPER ARM AND BLADE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
c. Remove the cowl grille. (See COWL GRILLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
d. Remove the side cowl grille. (See SIDE COWL GRILLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
e. Remove the service hole cover. (See EGR VALVE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
8. Remove the harness bracket.

9. Remove the under cover. (See TRANSVERSE MEMBER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
10. Disconnect the quick release connector from the fuel distributor. (See QUICK RELEASE CONNECTOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
11. Remove the fuel distributor. (See FUEL INJECTOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
12. Move the clutch release cylinder slightly out of the way. (MT) (See CLUTCH RELEASE CYLINDER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
13. Remove the dynamic chamber. (See INTAKE-AIR SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
14. Remove in the order indicated in the table.



1

Vacuum hose

2

Variable intake air shutter valve actuator

(See VARIABLE INTAKE AIR SHUTTER VALVE ACTUATOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

(See VARIABLE INTAKE AIR SHUTTER VALVE ACTUATOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)


15. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Variable Intake Air Shutter Valve Actuator Removal Note

1. Disengage the variable intake air shutter valve actuator rod from the dynamic chamber on the opposite side using a suitable screwdriver or equivalent tool as shown in the figure.

CAUTION:

Variable Intake Air Shutter Valve Actuator Installation Note

1. Press the variable intake air shutter valve actuator rod into the dynamic chamber on the opposite side until a click is heard, and install it.


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