Chevrolet Spark Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada-15540556) -
2022 - CRC - 4/9/21
168 Vehicle Care
When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/
For intervals on changing and inspecting the
engine air filter, see Maintenance Schedule
How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/
Do not start the engine or have the engine
running with the engine air cleaner/filter
housing open. Before removing the engine
cleaner/filter, make sure that the engine air
cleaner/filter housing and nearby
components are free of dirt and debris.
Remove the engine air cleaner/filter. Lightly
tap and shake the engine air cleaner/filter
(away from the vehicle), to release loose
dust and dirt. Inspect the engine air cleaner/
filter for damage, and replace if damaged.
Do not clean the engine air cleaner/filter or
components with water or compressed air.
To inspect or replace the air cleaner/filter:
1. Remove the two screws and lift the
cover out of the assembly.
If part replacement is necessary, the part
must be replaced with one of the same
part number or with an equivalent part.
Use of a replacement part without the
same fit, form, and function may result
in personal injury or damage to the
2. Inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/
3. Lower the cover and secure with the two
See Maintenance Schedule 0 226 for
Operating the engine with the air
cleaner/filter off can cause you or others
to be burned. Use caution when working
on the engine. Do not start the engine or
drive the vehicle with the air cleaner/
filter off, as flames may be present if the
If the air cleaner/filter is off, dirt can
easily get into the engine, which could
damage it. Always have the air cleaner/
filter in place when driving.
The cooling system allows the engine to
maintain the correct working temperature.