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I just replaced the max flow sensor and now im getting

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Hi george - i just replaced the max flow sensor and now im getting "vacuum hoses clogged or leaking" from the code list. I can't figure out what's causing that.

Mechanic's Assistant: Which particular sensor are you asking about? And have any trouble codes been triggered?

I went to auto zone and used their check engine sensor. i thing it was 176 and the description listed the vacuum hoses as the problem

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

03 Ranger 3.0

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing yet, trying to figure out which hoses could be the problem. I can only identify one hose that runs from the evap to the header

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just if there are more hoses and where the heck hey are located.

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Are you saying the code was P0176?

Why was the MAF sensor replaced in the first place?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Previous code
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

What are the current codes?

Why was the MAF sensor replaced in the first place?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I believe 0176 - but I could be wrong - the description was vacuum hoses are leaking or dirty
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

There is no such code P0176 for this vehicle?

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