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What is the MAF sensor and where is it

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Mass air sensor located on air intake.

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An automobile's ignition system may work fine while idling but fail during acceleration. Problem areas to be inspected include the spark plugs, spark plug wires and vacuum hoses. Car owners should look for spark plugs that are covered in oil or sediment or damaged, spark plug wires that have damaged insulation, and vacuum hoses that are unplugged or leaking. Fuel Problems
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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE V6 3.3L Problem: Vehicle has been hesitating during acceleration and occassionally stalling. After stopping and restarting, vehicle has been extremely hesitant. The...


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