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Old 04-03-2010, 06:47 AM
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I accidentally dropped my the top left (top as in closest to the windshield) clip and it never hit the ground, I can't seem to feel around for it, where could it be and would it be a dumb idea to just drive it to get it loose? I've looked around in my bently manual to see what it may have dropped into/got stuck on but I'm not very familiar with my engine as I'd like to be right now.

I have a 00 2.7t

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Get a telescoping pick up magnet from the car parts store and poke aroind. You may get lucky.
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What is right under next to the air filter housing? what could it get caught into? I dropped the clip that is closest to the passenger side, what is right under that?
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Have you tried removing the airbox?
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2.7t engine bay is very cramped. First I would remove belly pan and see if it is lying right there (chances are it is).

Secondly I would use magnetic pick/wand and see if I can get lucky.

Thirdly... disassembly. Remove airbox and look around.
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