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So I took the air filter off and cannot get it to attach back on to the rubber intake tube no matter how I try. There's a metal air-con line just behind where the tube meets the airbox that seems to prevent the tube from lining up properly with the hole that the air filter fits through, stopping them from joining up. Is there some trick to it? Does anyone have a video? Nothing applicable on YouTube... :mad:

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Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?
 
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I’ll try to help. You must be talking about the boot and the throttle body extension? If so it IS a PIA. Try to install the bottom first and make sure it is really over the steel and then work it around carefully until it is all happy.
 

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I’ll try to help. You must be talking about the boot and the throttle body extension? If so it IS a PIA. Try to install the bottom first and make sure it is really over the steel and then work it around carefully until it is all happy.
So attach it to the air filter first and then to the throttle body? I've been doing the reverse...
 

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So I took the air filter off and cannot get it to attach back on to the rubber intake tube no matter how I try. There's a metal air-con line just behind where the tube meets the airbox that seems to prevent the tube from lining up properly with the hole that the air filter fits through, stopping them from joining up. Is there some trick to it? Does anyone have a video? Nothing applicable on YouTube... :mad:

Thanks,

Rob
Can you post a picture of what you're talking about?

Do you mean you're having trouble getting the top of the CAI box, the lid, back on and aligned right? If so, then my struggles typically were because I wasn't seating the lid down properly; the tabs on the back have to go fully into the slots.
 

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Can you post a picture of what you're talking about?

Do you mean you're having trouble getting the top of the CAI box, the lid, back on and aligned right? If so, then my struggles typically were because I wasn't seating the lid down properly; the tabs on the back have to go fully into the slots.
No. 2019s and up have an open airbox design like the Demon's. I'm talking about having trouble aligning the air filer connector to the rubber intake tube.
 

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So attach it to the air filter first and then to the throttle body? I've been doing the reverse...
So I do agree we may need a pic, but hope not.

You have discovered the three screws to remove the air filter itself without taking off the entire air box and sleeve to the throttle body?

If so, then the couple of times I had to remove that boot I remember it was a pain, but I sure would not want to attach the whole enchilada at once. So let’s backup as suggested above and maybe see what we are taking about for sure because you can do this.
 

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I may be confused here, but I thought the air filter has three torx screws that hold it in place.
It does. But that's not my issue. The problem I'm having is aligning the rubber intake tube to slip on the air filter connector. They do not want to line up.
 

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So I do agree we may need a pic, but hope not.

You have discovered the three screws to remove the air filter itself without taking off the entire air box and sleeve to the throttle body?

If so, then the couple of times I had to remove that boot I remember it was a pain, but I sure would not want to attach the whole enchilada at once. So let’s backup as suggested above and maybe see what we are taking about for sure because you can do this.
It wouldn't be possible to photograph what's happening. Basically, when I place the air filter in the airbox with the connection end going through the hole in the box, there seems to be no way to attach the rubber intake tube to to the filter because a metal air conditioning line is in the way.
 

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So I took the air filter off and cannot get it to attach back on to the rubber intake tube no matter how I try. There's a metal air-con line just behind where the tube meets the airbox that seems to prevent the tube from lining up properly with the hole that the air filter fits through, stopping them from joining up. Is there some trick to it? Does anyone have a video? Nothing applicable on YouTube... :mad:

Thanks,

Rob
It's best to loosen the Boot Clamp next to the airbox, then remove the screws for the airbox cover and remove the cover.

Start the snorkel end into the boot, reinstall the airbox cover with screws and then adjust the boot as required and tighten the Boot Clamp.
 

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It's best to loosen the Boot Clamp next to the airbox, then remove the screws for the airbox cover and remove the cover.

Start the snorkel end into the boot, reinstall the airbox cover with screws and then adjust the boot as required and tighten the Boot Clamp.
Thanks, but that's not applicable to 2019's and up, as they have an open design air box with a conical filter, not the closed box design of earlier Hellcats and Redeye. This is what my setup looks like:

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My problem is connecting the rubber intake tube to the filter through the hole in the airbox. There is a metal air conditioning line (seen just above the coolant overflow tank cap) that is in close proximity and deforms the side of the intake tube when I try to attach it. Since the tube is no longer round because of the deflection from the air con line, it cannot slip on to the round air filter connector. There must be a trick to doing it that is super easy, but I swear it's eluding me. I've struggled for hours to slip the tube on so I can secure it with the band clamp...
 

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^ @Blickie has a good explanation.

Dude the AC line in the way and no pic possible is throwing me now. I am about done with lunch, will check back, but lots of good folks are watching I am sure so we can get that Hellcat back on the road.

I need to change mine out this weekend to my alternate air filter. Maybe I’ll make a video, but I have never had a horrible trouble like that.
 

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Thanks, but that's not applicable to 2019's and up, as they have an open design air box with a conical filter, not the closed box design of earlier Hellcats and Redeye. This is what my setup looks like:

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My problem is connecting the rubber intake tube to the filter through the hole in the airbox. There is a metal air conditioning line (seen just above the coolant overflow tank cap) that is in close proximity and deforms the side of the intake tube when I try to attach it. Since the tube is no longer round because of the deflection from the air con line, it cannot slip on to the round air filter connector. There must be a trick to doing it that is super easy, but I swear it's eluding me. I've struggled for hours to slip the tube on so I can secure it with the band clamp...
If you don’t have it solved by about 6pm, I’ll be home and need to look at what your talking about. There is a solution here. Something is out of place in a minor way for some reason.
 

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If you don’t have it solved by about 6pm, I’ll be home and need to look at what your talking about. There is a solution here. Something is out of place in a minor way for some reason.
I'm going to give it another try in a few hours. See my above post with the picture. My explanation of the trouble I'm having is better there.
 

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I'm going to give it another try in a few hours. See my above post with the picture. My explanation of the trouble I'm having is better there.
I saw it, that is why I want to go look at mine if necessary for you.
 

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I saw it, that is why I want to go look at mine if necessary for you.
Appreciate it, brother. Will report back if I managed to do it in a few hours. Unbelievable that it could be this difficult. Been wrenching on cars for forty years and never encountered something this hard to do on a common maintenance part...
 

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Appreciate it, brother. Will report back if I managed to do it in a few hours. Unbelievable that it could be this difficult. Been wrenching on cars for forty years and never encountered something this hard to do on a common maintenance part...
When I saw that, I knew you could do this. I’ll check back later.
 

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THE ABSOLUTE WORST DESIGN OF ANY AIRBOX I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.
 
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