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Changing CAI - question

Hey gang this is my first time really working on the car in any fashion… Trying to follow step-by-step instructions to replace my stock intake with an airraid cold air intake… I'm not exactly sure how to get this line off's clamped tight and instructions say be careful- not sure if it's a crank case breather or what still learning as I go any is a pic:

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You can get a small screwdriver in between the white plastic and black on the other side of the clamp and it'll pull right off easily. Ford loves these connectors for low pressure stuff because they are click-on for assembly line workers. Don't force it. If it's opened enough it'll slide right off.

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ah duck tail connectors they were a pain in my restore

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Like 5LHO stated do not force this to open. once you get it loose it will slide off nicely. then loosen the clamp on the OEM intake.
pull the OEM tube twards you to remove it(tube) then remove the fastener in the air box to remove air box.

Repeat in reverse order to install the new CAI it's pretty simple


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