How to Change an Air Filter on a 1972 Pontiac

Introduction: How to Change an Air Filter on a 1972 Pontiac

Today I will be showing how to change out my air filter and air filter housing on my custom 1972 pontiac lemans.

-Nate B.

Step 1: Identify the Vehicle

First step is to identify the vehicle. Today we will be on working on a 1972 pontiac lemans sport. It is good to identify the vehicle in case you need to look up anything for it

Step 2: Locate the Air Filter

Since this is a carbureted engine the air filter is located at the top.

Step 3: Remove the Housing

Remove the spin nut at the top to be able to remove the top of the air filter housing

Step 4: Remove Housing Acess

Remove to top plate to find the air filter located underneath

Step 5: Air Filter Inspection

Remove the old air filter to inspect if it is dirty or not. I put it next to the new one to show the comparison

Step 6: Housing Inspection

After removing the air filter, Inspect the inside of the housing for debris. This one would need to be cleaned out

Step 7: Install the New Housing and Air Filter

Install the new air filter and its housing. Since I'm using a different style air filter housing, I changed both it and the air filter. This new one will allow it to breathe more and give it a better look

Step 8: Install the Housing Cap

Install the housing cap. I got a custom one painted for this vehicle

Step 9: Re-tighten the Nut

Hand tighten the spin nut and it is ready to go

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    5 years ago

    It's nice when you're able to do fixes like this on a car rather than take it in :)