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1999 chevy suburban: trouble code..Mass..shifts..under acceleration

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I have a 1999 chevy...
I have a 1999 chevy suburban that is showing trouble code P0102 Mass or volume air circuit low. The truck is also shifts very hard when not under acceleration. Are the two items related and how do I fix the problem?
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Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Yes.
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 8 years ago
OK, that is your issue. The oil from the filter is coating the sensor, making it read false engine load and air flow, which causes the shifting issue. I would take your filter out, clean it and use as little oil as possible, then take your mass air flow sensor and clean it with carb cleaner.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Sorry I miss read your first question. I thought you asked about my oil filter. I am not using an oiled air filter.

If it matters when I read the trouble codes I had 2 or 3 others but when I cleared them they all went away except the p0102. Also, I don't drive the truck much so it sits for weeks at a time.

Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 8 years ago
OK, clean the sensor anyway. It is likely dirty.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
So I just got done cleaning the sensor and I am still getting the sme trouble codes and the same shifting problem. I am willing to replace the sensor but they are $200 so I would want to be sure that was the problem.
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 8 years ago

Lets look at a couple of other things first. This is the 5.7L engine? Does the idle seem different?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes, it seems to pulsate
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 8 years ago
OK, I would unhook the MAP sensor first. It and the throttle position sensor are used in the monitoring of the MAF, and if one is low, it can call the MAF Faulty.
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