Cleaning your MAF Sensor

Notice: This MAF sensor is pretty sensitive, handle it with care, and careful with how you clean the actual wire. not paying attention could force you to buy a new one, and its not so cheap. rather save that money for that drop you’ve been promising us for some months.

AND I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU DAMAGE YOUR VEHICLE WHILE FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS. they are just for reference only.

Why you should do this: Some of you have intakes, and those intakes, in order to be kept clean, you have to oil the filter. That oil gets in the intake itself, and sometimes gets onto the metal wire that is the sensor. that or the filter itself sucks, and it doesnt filter too well, so it gets dirty either way.

By doing this cleaning procedure, you should be able to get rid of some running lean codes, such as P0141. This is why i tried it, but it did not help me.

Now, enough jib jab, time for the DiY!

1. Locate the intake. Its on the right side of the engine bay.
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2. On the intake, you will see the MAF sensor. this is a little black plastic thing. It is here:
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3. Now, with a crossed head screw driver, unscrew these two screws shown in the pic above. Careful as to not drop any of them in the engine bay, as they are tiny.
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4. Tada! the MAF is out! Now to disconnect it from the wires, just press the clip on the back of it, and pull it out. It should be fairly easy.

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5. Now, the cleaning. There are different ways of cleaning it. I did it using Q Tips( the ones that make you orgasm when you put them in your ear) and Rubbing Alcohol. You can also use MAF Cleaner, or brake cleaner, but its more messy.

If using the canned cleaners, juts spray the MAF from a little distance aways, and then let it dry.

6. Using a q Tip, just dip the Q tip into the rubbing alcohol and then proceed to rub it up and down the metal pole in the sensor. (stop giggling. no homo). As seen in the pics.

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7. Now, hopefully the sensor is clean. like so:

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8. Now proceed to put the sensor back into the harness, until it clicks back into place.

Isn’t it pretty?

9. Now put it back into the hole and screw it in. It’s as simple as that.

Timewise, this should take you about as much as it did to read this thread. Seriously.

lucian1988

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