Why does the mass air flow code comes back after replacing the sensor?
Mass Air Flow sensor just measures incoming air flow at a predetermined rpm/load. The computer is saying the flow measurement is not correct. This can be caused by mechanical faults within the engine like a bad valve seat or timing chain but would generally be accompanied by backfires through the intake. Usually its caused by a vacume leak between the sensor and the intake valve,like the intake manifold,loose intake pipe clamps, broken vacume lines,a leaking vacume brake booster [it will hiss loud when you apply the brake],bad spark plugs/wires, a clogged catalytic converter, stuck open egr valve or pcv valve,bad oxygen sensor or even a very clogged air filter. I know there is a lot listed but the MAF or MAP sensors show general flow through the engine that can be affected by several things. A vacume tester from your local auto parts store is about 30bucks and usually has instructions how to test for vac. leaks within the engine also to determine a if thers is bad valve seat or clogged exhaust.
Aug 24, 2014 |
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo