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When you have a car diagnose how can you tell the difference between a sensor and perhaps the car part? My neighbor used a diagnostic tool. He says that the mass airflow showed up as the problem. So, is it just a sensor or is there a part (not a sensor).
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The Mass Air Flow sensor is a sensor. But it's a "part" with a sensor built into it. On this vehicle, the MAF Sensor is mounted to the air tube from the air filter housing (for an image view, click here:https://goo.gl/Goxkcr ). Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the air tube for any cracks, holes or loose connections. Inspect the air filter element and make sure it is not excessively dirty, limiting air flow. If these all check ok, replace the Mass Air Flow Sensor. To do so, unplug the electrical connector and remove the sensor's mounting bolts. Please be kind enough to leave a rating for our Q&A using the 'stars' at the top of the page or click 'Accept' when I have answered all your questions. A 5-star rating is very much appreciated! Rating or accepting my answer does not cost you extra.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Oh, yes one more question...I know nothing about cars, Can a non-pro replace the MAF?

Absolutely! Not a bad job at all! Definitely a DIY'er job. As I mentioned above- unplug the electrical connector and remove the mounting bolts... and it's out!

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