First, if you’re servicing the safety filter at this change-out, grasp the end of the filter and pull it out of the air cleaner while applying a slight side-to-side motion.
Block the outlet tube of the air cleaner using a small dampened towel prior to cleaning the seal and locking surfaces to avoid contaminating the induction system. With a clean damp cloth, thoroughly clean the inside of the housing, seal and locking surfaces if required.
After removing the dampened towel, seat the new safety filter properly into position by aligning the open end of the filter with the inside diameter of the outlet tube. Push filter into outlet tube while applying a slight side-to-side motion on the filter until it is fully seated in the tube.
Insert new filters carefully. To install primary filter, insert filter into air cleaner while rotating it until you feel the alignment ribs on the inside of the filter drop into the receiving slots in the outlet tube.
No cover pressure is required to hold the seal in place and you should never use the service cover to apply pressure. This could damage the housing and fasteners and void the warranty. If the service cover presses against the filter before the cover is fully in place, the filter is not properly seated. Remove the cover and make sure the alignment ribs have connected with the receiving slots. Filters must be properly seated in order for service cover to be properly installed. Once the filter(s) is in place, secure the service cover.