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Thanks for the cautionary info! I took it to heed last weekend when I switched out my CAI. I just used some spit and some elbow grease. It was still difficult, but at least it didn't break. Appreciate the info, might have saved me from a broken sensor.
 

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Thought I better post this;

I installed the cai yesterday after reading the stickied cai install threads. They all mentioned the temp sensor red locking clip and how tough it was to remove the sensor so I was prepared to 'pull like hell'
Well on my '09 R/T;

There is no red locking clip, just an old style push lock and the connector is gray

The sensor is mounted in a hard plastic nipple, not rubber, so I'm thinkin, hmmm it must be o-ringed.

After 5 minutes of 'pulling like hell' I take a good look at it and see a half circle arrow embossed at the base of the nipple.

A quarter turn counterclockwise and then a gentle pull and it came right out.
There is an o-ring on the sensor and two foils that remind me of cam locks.
So easy a caveman could do it;)
 

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IAT on 2009 RT with R&T

This last post helped me out alot last night with my K&N install. Just one extra word of help for an 09 RT with R&T, before you can make the counter-clockwise quarter turn to pull out the IAT, I had to pry up the little protruding plastic piece with a very fine flathead screwdriver, then twist it out.
 

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This last post helped me out alot last night with my K&N install. Just one extra word of help for an 09 RT with R&T, before you can make the counter-clockwise quarter turn to pull out the IAT, I had to pry up the little protruding plastic piece with a very fine flathead screwdriver, then twist it out.
good to know...:beerchug:
 

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I just did mine as well and had the same connector. Actually easy to remove once I stopped looking for the red thing :). I broke the little tab off the IAT - the one that locks it in with the 1/4 turn on the 09 intake. I installed the mopar CAI and really had to push to get the IAT in the grommet - how did yours go? I wanted to get it in to the o ring but it would go and I was afraid of breaking it. See pic.
 

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I just did mine as well and had the same connector. Actually easy to remove once I stopped looking for the red thing :). I broke the little tab off the IAT - the one that locks it in with the 1/4 turn on the 09 intake. I installed the mopar CAI and really had to push to get the IAT in the grommet - how did yours go? I wanted to get it in to the o ring but it would go and I was afraid of breaking it. See pic.
take a look at this video... it may help

http://www.speedysgarage.net/challengerweb/challenger_mods/challenger_mopar_cai/challenger_mopar_cai.htm
 

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Sure does. Dielectric grease on my shopping list. I'd like to get it installed flush to be safe.
 

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I got it out with no problem, getting it back in the CAI was a bit harder. As far as the tab part, never had an issue with it maybe I'm just lucky. I feel like going outside and break mine so I can feel like part of the group.
 

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I just broke mine about 5 minutes ago. THEN, I decided to read the post about not breaking it. Going to try the electrical tape on the inside trick...
 

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I just did mine as well and had the same connector. Actually easy to remove once I stopped looking for the red thing :). I broke the little tab off the IAT - the one that locks it in with the 1/4 turn on the 09 intake. I installed the mopar CAI and really had to push to get the IAT in the grommet - how did yours go? I wanted to get it in to the o ring but it would go and I was afraid of breaking it. See pic.


When you placed your sensor in the tube, you placed it with the little blue sensing part facing the direct airflow path. When I did mine, I rotated it so the black protective shield around the blue sensor would be in the direct airflow (with the locking red tab up); a 1/4 turn different that you. Which way do y'all think is correct, or does it matter at all?

 

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I'm not certain. I would think that as it is a temp sensor, it wouldn't matter and your quarter turn is a fail safe in the event of massive filter failure lol
But if that happened - I imagine you'd have bigger issues than your broken IAT
 

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Installed my CAI on Sunday. Thanks to all the great info provided, I had no issues.

The red tab slide and black release connector came apart very easily.

Used the soap trick and a small screw driver to wedge the sensor out of the tube. After reading all the horror stories, I took extra time to work on this part.

I checked the senor in the old tube before removing it and it was turned so it had the black part protecting it. I made sure to put it the same way in the new tube.
 

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I just did mine as well and had the same connector. Actually easy to remove once I stopped looking for the red thing :). I broke the little tab off the IAT - the one that locks it in with the 1/4 turn on the 09 intake. I installed the mopar CAI and really had to push to get the IAT in the grommet - how did yours go? I wanted to get it in to the o ring but it would go and I was afraid of breaking it. See pic.
Last night I changed out the factory air intake to a K&N CAI unit on my 2010 Challenger and when I was installing the sensor into the K&N intake tube the little blue O ring ripped apart and had to be discarded. Then I just pushed the new sensor all the way in till the hookup end sat flush with the rubber grommet on the intake tube. Seems to work perfectly so far. Is that blue O ring gasket really necessary when installed into the aftermarket CAI tube? And yes, it was a pain in the neck for about 35 painful, teeth shattering minutes getting the sensor out of the stock intake tube!
 

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ugh, ok I followed everything in this thread to make sure I didn't break this sucker and yet I broke it in a way that hasn't been listed yet! I broke the guard off the sensor, I didn't bend ot damage the sensor itself just he protective black thing around the top of it.

Do you guys think I should order a new sensor? I reinstalled it into the AFE CAI I was putting in, everything is working " omg the power and torque improvement is awesome!"

Thoughts?
 

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ugh, ok I followed everything in this thread to make sure I didn't break this sucker and yet I broke it in a way that hasn't been listed yet! I broke the guard off the sensor, I didn't bend ot damage the sensor itself just he protective black thing around the top of it.

Do you guys think I should order a new sensor? I reinstalled it into the AFE CAI I was putting in, everything is working " omg the power and torque improvement is awesome!"

Thoughts?
No CEL??? You don't need a new one...
 

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