2005 Saturn ION Air intake anatomy

Discussion in 'Saturn ION' started by Gary, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Gary

    Gary Guest

    I was checking my air filter, and I was wondering what is the purpose of the
    big plastic box between the inner and out fender.
    The intake air goes through it, but what does it do? It seems like would
    restrict the air flow to the engine.
    I have leaves in the air filter box, and wonder what may be trapped
    Gary, Jun 14, 2008
  2. Gary

    Oppie Guest

    Designers often put these seeming insignificant bits of plumbing into
    induction systems. The purpose is to tune the intake to damp out turbulence
    which would otherwise restrict the airflow.

    Take a shop vac and clean out the air passages between the air filter and
    the air intake. There should not be any noticeable restriction. Keep clear
    of the mass airflow sensor (if there is one) between air filter and throttle
    body. They're fragile...
    Oppie, Jun 16, 2008
  3. Gary

    marx404 Guest

    Where can one find a diagram of the air intake system? I was thinking of
    modding mine but want to know what I am looking at before breaking out the
    wrenches and dremel tool.
    marx404, Jun 24, 2008
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