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I have a 2005 GMC Jimmy ---I`m getting a p0102 code--where is the ground located for the MAF

G105 ground 105 - G105
(CKT 450, CKT 451) In the engine harness, on the LR side of the cylinder head

DTC P0102 Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Circuit Low Frequency
Circuit Description
The mass air flow (MAF) sensor is an air flow meter that measures the amount of air entering the engine. The powertrain control module (PCM) uses the MAF sensor signal to provide the correct fuel delivery for all engine speeds and loads. A small quantity of air entering the engine indicates a deceleration or idle condition. A large quantity of air entering the engine indicates an acceleration or high load condition. The MAF sensor has the following circuits:
• An ignition 1 voltage circuit
• A ground circuit
• A signal circuit
The PCM applies a voltage to the sensor on the signal circuit. The sensor uses the voltage to produce a frequency based on the inlet air flow through the sensor bore. The frequency varies within a range of near 2,000 Hertz at idle to near 10,000 Hertz at maximum engine load. If the PCM detects the frequency signal is less than the possible range of a correctly operating MAF sensor DTC P0102 sets

Diagnostic Aids
• Inspect the harness of the MAF sensor to verify that it is not routed too close to the following components:
- The secondary ignition wires or coils
- Any solenoids
- Any relays
- Any motors
• Inspect for any contamination or debris on the sensing elements of the MAF sensor.
• A wide open throttle (WOT) acceleration from a stop should cause the MAF sensor parameter on the scan tool to increase rapidly. This increase should be from 3-10 g/s at idle to 150 g/s or more at the time of the 1-2 shift. If the increase is not observed, inspect for a restriction in the induction system or the exhaust system.
• A high resistance of 15 ohms or more on the ground circuit or the ignition 1 circuit of the MAF sensor may cause this DTC to set. A high resistance may cause a driveability concern before this DTC sets.

Start the engine.
Observe the Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor parameter with a scan tool.
Is the MAF Sensor parameter less than the specified value?
1,200 Hz
Go to Step 4
Go to Step 3
Observe the Freeze Frame/Failure Records for this DTC.
Turn OFF the ignition for 30 seconds.
Start the engine.
Operate the vehicle within the Conditions for Running the DTC. You may also operate the vehicle within the conditions that you observed from the Freeze Frame/Failure Records.
Did the DTC fail this ignition?
Go to Step 4
Go to Diagnostic Aids

MAF sensor trouble code P0102 caused by bad ground GM 3100

May 05, 2018 | GMC Jimmy Cars & Trucks

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Code P1121 for TP sensor - where is it located on engine of 2002 4.0 ford ranger

P1121 - Throttle Position (TP) Sensor Inconsistent with MAF Sensor The PCM monitors a vehicle operation rationality check by comparing sensed throttle position to mass air flow readings. If during key ON engine running self-test the comparison of the TP sensor and MAF sensor readings are not consistent with calibrated load values, the test fails and a diagnostic trouble code is stored in continuous memory.
  • Air leak between MAF sensor and throttle body
  • TP sensor not seated properly
  • Damaged TP sensor
  • Damaged MAF sensor
Drive vehicle and exercise throttle and TP sensor in all gears. A TP PID (TP V PID) less than 4.82 % (0.24 volt) with a LOAD PID greater than 55% or a TP V PID greater than 49.05% (2.44 volts) with a LOAD PID less than 30% indicates a hard fault.
Do you know what scan data on a scan tool is ?
How to Install Replace Throttle Position Sensor TPS 2001 Ford Ranger Buy...

Jun 21, 2017 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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Check for vacuum leaks...
If you have a crack or leak in your air intake downstream of the sensor, then the MAF will be sensing less air than the engine is actually receiving.
If the clamp on the throttle body happens to come loose and fall off, then the MAF will indicate almost no air being sucked through the intake, yet the engine will be sucking air directly from the engine compartment into the throttle body.

Also depending upon the year of the vehicle, you need to make sure you replaced the MAF sensor with the right type designed for your car.

1999 and earlier: use one type for throttle cable
2000 and later: e-gas electronic throttle

Drive the car a bit and see if the ECM resets the code faults. BTW, did you check the air filter?- sometimes if this is not working properly, the filter could allow debris or dust to collect on the MAF sensor...just a last minute thought

Feb 26, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Tune-ups have been long gone for 25 years now

All that is left from those days are spark plugs

I hate to tell you this, but 80% of the vehicles out
there, have had their spark plugs under the ignition
coils for about 15 years,so you have some catching
to do

You can only have have plugs in the sides of a cylinder
head where you can see them, or you can conclude you
have a hemi or top mount spark plugs & the coils are on top

Spark Plugs get replaced every 3 years

The coils you have, only last about 6 to 7 years,
then misfire & eventually ruin the exhaust converter

Your 2005 vehicle:
Should be due for the 3rd set of spark plugs
The 3rd or 4th trans & power steering fluid change (Never Flush)
MAF Sensor gets cleaned at least once a year
Every 3 years--Air Filter,Gas Filter,Cabin Filter
At 100,000 miles you replace the front Oxygen Sensors
At least twice a year you pick up a mechanic & go for a ride
You drive they look at scan tool data,fuel trim,O2,Maf etc

Apr 02, 2014 | 2005 Lincoln Aviator

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Cranks up, stalls, rough idle, no throttle responce

possibly the TPS....also check it for vaccum leaks

Mar 28, 2014 | 2005 Ford Five Hundred

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2006 mercury mountaineer loses power going up hill, shakes.

Check for codes

Most likely half the ignition coils have failed

The Egr Valve could be gone as well

Have to change spark plugs every 3 years
Clean MAF Sensor once a year

Can't just drive it until you have a problem

Needs to be in the shop a couple times a year,
just like you go to a doctor

Sep 20, 2013 | Ford Explorer Cars & Trucks

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My expedition jerks when at a come to a complete stop then turns off? why?

Spray the throttle body -- with CRC Throttle Body Cleaner

Replace the spark plugs at 60,000 miles & every 3 years

Clean MAF Sensor -- with CRC MAF Cleaner -- twice a year

New Air Filter

New O2 Sensors -- front ( 2) ONLY --At 100,000 miles

Aug 12, 2011 | Ford Expedition Cars & Trucks

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I got a p0113 code for the mass air flow sensor on a ford sport track 2001 4.0 litre. I replaced the part but my truck will not run with the sensor plugged in. I can start it with it unplugged but when I...

1. At the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor connector, backprobe the Gray (GY) wire at terminal #6 with the key on and the MAF sensor connected. Typical voltage will be about 2-3.5v depending on temperature.

2. If the voltage is above 4.5v (which is what the code P0113 indicates) check the voltage on the Gray/Red (GY/RD) wire at terminal #1 of the MAF sensor connector. The voltage on the GY/RD should be less than about 0.1v.

3. If the GY/RD wire shows less than 0.1v and the voltage on the GY wire is above 4.5v, inspect the connections at the MAF sensor connector. If OK, replace the MAF sensor for the open Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor.

4. If the voltage on the GY/RD wire shows above 0.1v, locate and repair the high resistance between the MAF sensor and pin #91 of the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) connector.

5. If the voltage on the GY wire is not above 4.5v but the scanner shows -40 F on the data stream, check the voltage at pin 39 of the PCM. If the voltage at the PCM is above 4.5v, locate and repair the high resistance or open circuit in the GY wire between the PCM and MAF sensor connector

Nov 23, 2009 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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