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How To Install Mustang Cold Air Intake (96-04)

Created by Jeff Jimenez
Date Created: 12/7/2016
Last Updated: 5/24/2022

Add more horsepower and torque to your 96-04 Mustang with a cold air intake from LMR. Follow along as we show you how to install this simple bolt on part!

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How To Install Mustang Cold Air Intake (96-04)

If you are looking to add more power and increase air flow in your 96-04 Mustang, look no further than a cold air intake. Follow along as we show you step by step how to install a cold air intake on your 4.6L Stang!

Tools Needed:

  • Common household tools
  • Ratchet Set

Installation Instructions


  1. Remove the entire stock air inlet system from the vehicle by simply unclamping at the throttle body and removing the bolt attaching the airbox to the inner fender well area. Disconnect all hoses, wiring, etc., and then tug upwards firmly on the airbox to disengage from the rubber grommet in the frame rail.


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  3. Remove the mass-air sensor from the air filter box and attach to the new filter mount using the supplied bolts and nuts (4) with the electrical plug portion at the top.


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  5. Attach the 2 supplied grommet studs to the fender filtermount with supplied hardware; the studs must be facing downward to slip into the rubber grommets in the framerail.


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  7. Install the assembled filtermount into the vehicle by pressing the aluminum studs firmly into the grommets on the framerail then attach at the grommet on the inner fenderwell using stock hardware.


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  9. Slide the appropriate sized tube coupler over the mass-air sensor and attach with the supplied hose clamp.


  10. Slide the other tube coupler over the throttle body end of the inlet tube with supplied clamps and install between the throttle body and mass-air sensor, align the tube while tightening hose clamps.


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  12. Attach all tubes, wiring, etc., to the new inlet tube.


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  14. Install filter from under the fender and clamp tightly into position. (if applicable)


  15. NOTE: Early model 4.6L Mustangs may require a grommet for the inlet air temperature sensor. This will be supplied in some kits and not in others. You can pick up one at your local hardware store.

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