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Old 13 Jul 2013, 09:03 pm
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Question Air Box Housing

One of the two posts are broke of and it's causing noise in the engine compartments. Does anyone have any ideas to fix this. I've been searching online and the average cost is $130.00 and the junkyards here don't' have many PT's.

Any advice or help would be appreciated.

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Old 13 Jul 2013, 09:59 pm
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YES,YES,YES!!!!!!......I just fixed one of mine last week;One question though......Are the broken pieces still in the rubber grommets in the base where the air box sits??
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Old 13 Jul 2013, 11:10 pm
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AIR BOX POST FIX-NOTE: MUST have broken 'nipple/s' from stock air box for this to work!!!!! Supplies needed: 1 bag-Hillman Hex Cap Screws Class 8.8 M6-1.00 x 25 (upc#0-08236-71048-9) plus matching washers(I forgot the size!sorry)....... 1 pkg- JB Weld.......1-Size 7/32 Dia. Drill Bit.......Clean air box & broken post(s) with soap & water,and dry well;Next,using the 7/32 drill bit carfully ream out the hole in the air box & the broken post(s) stopping to test fit the bolt ever so often until it fits snug(NOT too loose/NOT too tight!....You want it to be able to hold the post in place;When you have the hole(s) just right,clean all the surfaces to be 'glued' with rubbing alcohol.....Next mix up the JB Weld and apply to broken edges of post & air box,and to the threads of the bolt/s;Then while holding the broken post/s in place tighten it with a 10mm socket till snug(don't forget the washer!)and wipe away any excess that squeezes out.......Then let it set for 24 hours to allow the JB Weld to harden;After that it can be re-install in the car......I not only did this FIX to repair my one broken post,but went ahead and did the un-broken one also.(so it won't ever break!)...Hope this works for you & others!07-13-13_2203.jpg<----This was the broken post!(You can barely see where the crack was.)

07-13-13_2205.jpg<-----View from inside showing bolt & washer.
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Old 14 Jul 2013, 12:09 am
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Nothing worse than a broken nipple
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