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Po102 mass air flow low input

When accelerator is depressed, engine hiccops and hessitates then begins to race and forces car to propel, holding the brake prevents accidents, turning off the ignition, waiting 10 seconds and restarting the engine, all is ok and runs fine... until the next time it happens a day or two later.

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  • dvgdablur Nov 06, 2012

    Replaced air filter, helped for a couple of days, then the hiccop, stall, engine race. Replaced the MAF, cured the problem.



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Replace the air filter its clogged.

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Most faultcodes don't disappear automaticly, the have to be 'reset' manually after repairing. It sounds like the code didn't get erased after replacing the MAF. You could try to disconnect the battery for 10 minutes (disconnect and reconnect the negative (-) pole), which should erase the code.

Whenever the engine light still comes back on after that, there probably still is some (other) problem ...

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There are many possible reasons while the car will shut down at cold , or when idling or slow.

A good thing to do would be going to the nearest Autozone and doing an error code scanning on the engine. This is free of charge, and will tell you if there is any error codes stored in the car computer.

I will try to summarize possible causes for your problem. I will list only common faults that can cause the car shutting down when you press the pedal after idling.

Air flow problems:
This commonly affect the engine when this is cold.
Check air filter, air intake, MAF (mass airflow) and IAT (intake air temperature). This problems are more noticeable when the engine is cold.

Vacuum problems:
The vacuum system uses recirculated gases in your engine. A vacuum leak or a bad EGR valve can give you troubles, particularly when idling. Vacuum system is tested using an hand tool gauge.

Injection and fuel system:
A malfunctioning fuel pump, a clogged fuel line, or an injector problem may be causing the fault. Pump and lines are tested using the same hand gauge used on vacuum system

Distribution and spark plugs:
If this is the problem, then the engine is shutting down because of misfire. You will get engine warning light on, and the misfire will be reported after doing an error code scanning. When you have distributions problems you can also easily feel that the engine is not running as it should.

Transmission problems.
An automatic transmission malfunction can cause the engine to shut down when you push the pedal. When this is the problem you realize that the cause is the transmission, and that the wrong gear is on.

Other electronic troubles (ECU , wiring, etc)

The best thing to do is trying to understand in what of the condition above you may be, eventually stop at the nearest Autozone and ask a free OBDII scan, or come back to us with a more detailed description of your problem symptoms. OBDII scan can also be done using an hand tester.


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