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2002-2006 Cadillac Escalade 5.3, 6.0 Volant Cold Air Intake

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Cold air intake systems aren't created equal and savvy customers know it. This is why Volant Intakes are so popular with customers who know their air intakes. What makes Volant Cold Air Intakes different? First, Volant eliminates your restrictive factory airbox, filter, and intake tube. In its place goes the Volant Power Box. This box houses a high flow Volant Air Filter that is cleanable and reusable for as long as you own your vehicle. This superior design protects the filter and ensures that colder air is pulled in from the fender instead of the engine bay, resulting in more horsepower and torque. Being an enclosed system, it keeps your engine quiet at cruising speeds, but allows it to still roar to life when you stomp the gas.

This, coupled with the fact that Volant Cold Air Intakes incorporate your existing sensors, mean you won't have any check engine lights and they are safe for use on your vehicle. This "Factory Tuned" design means you won't need any tuning and makes this truly a bolt on system. Everything you need to install the unit comes with your Volant Cold Air Intake and you'll be able to install it with basic hand tools in an hour or less. Volant Intakes all are backed by a lifetime warranty.

Volant Cold Air Intake Systems exceed OE standards and as a result will not void any existing factory warranties that you may have. Additionally, you'll enjoy increased horsepower and torque, as well as improved throttle response. Fuel economy gains, especially during freeway conditions, are commonly achieved helping the unit to pay for itself over time.

The part number for this Volant Intake is 15153 and it fits 2002-2006 Cadillac Escalade (all) 5.3 and 6.0 models.

This item is 50 State Legal. It is covered by CARB Exemption Number (also known as an EO Number): D-526-1 .

If an emissions inspection facility ever questions the legality of this Volant Cold Air Intake System, you can provide them with the CARB EO Number above.
Your new Volant Cool Air Intake offers you two choices for the air filter: The Standard Oiled Filter and the Volant PowerCore Dry Filter. While both filters offer the exact same horsepower and torque, there are some differences in how they are maintained.

The Volant Standard Oiled filter is the filter that your Volant Intake comes with regularly. It will need to be cleaned and oiled when it becomes dirty. The cleaning process is the exact same as a K&N filter if you have ever had one of those before. You will wash the filter, and apply a filter oil to the filter once it has dried. You will need a Volant Filter Cleaning Kit, which includes enough filter oil for three cleanings. We sell the Filter Cleaning Kit for $14.99, or you can buy a filter cleaning kit at your local auto parts store. You will need to clean the filter about once a year (more often if you do a lot of driving or are in very dirty/dusty conditions).

The Volant PowerCore Dry Filter Is maintenance free! Available as an upgrade (for an additional charge), the Volant PowerCore Dry Filter requires no oiling like the standard filter does! The PowerCore filter will hold up to two pounds of dirt without becoming clogged and can be cleaned with a shop vac in minutes. The filter is maintenance free for 100,000 miles meaning you can install it and forget about it.

The filtration on the PowerCore is slightly better (99.5% vs 98.5%), but both filters are of fantastic quality and durability

The bottom line comes down to whether you want to have to clean and oil your filter or not. Again, there is no difference in performance horsepower or torque between the two filters…
Volant air intake installation instructions.
Estimated install time: 30-40 minutes.


1. Switch vehicle ignition to the off position and disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Loosen the stock rubber grommet hose clamp that connects the stock intake tube to the throttle body. Pry loose the radiator hose retaining clip with a flat head screwdriver next to the fan shroud. Detach the stock intake tube along with the rubber grommet from the throttle body.
3. On the other end, loosen the hose clamp that connects the stock air duct to the mass flow sensor. Pull and remove the stock air duct from the mass flow sensor and away from the engine compartment.
4. Loosen the stock rubber grommet hose clamp that connects your mass flow sensor to the stock filter box. Pull the sensor away from the filter box and set the sensor aside.
5. Remove the stock filter box by pulling straight up and away from the stock filter box mounting tray.
6. Remove the mounting tray from the chassis by loosening all 6 mm bolts with a 10 mm socket or wrench.
7. Install the Volant adapter and gaskets to the stock mass flow sensor by placing the adapter and Volant gasket in the Volant filter box and the 2nd gasket and stock mass flow sensor through the 3 ¾” hole on the outside of the Volant filter box.
8. Fasten the sensor to the adapter using the three (3) 10/32 x 3/4” bolts with the 5/16” hex key.
9. Install the Volant filter box in the pre-existing space of the stock filter box mounting tray. Use four (4) 6 MM bolts along, four (4) 1/4” lock washers and four (4) fender washers provided to fasten the Volant filter box to the chassis.