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Took to dealer they said needs a mass air flow sensor they unplugged my old one and the car ran cost would be $700 so i deayed they told me i could make it home on the way home car stopped after it sat for 30 minutes it started i bought the sensor used car runs then when warm shuts off what is it?

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  • oglesby_jack Oct 03, 2009

    If that MAF is unplugged will that cause the car to shut off after running a few minutes?

  • oglesby_jack Oct 03, 2009

    The codes that came up when I had it checked at autozone were

    U2108, P0100, P1700, P0110

  • oglesby_jack Oct 03, 2009

    THANKS

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It could also be a bad used sensor too!! Most likely if the car is shutting off when warm its usually the CPS crank position sensor which is located right off the crankshaft near the water pump or some cars its mounted on the trans right near the flywheel. Have the codes scanned at the local autoparts store for free and see where that leads you. If its stalling there should be some codes in the ECU to help point you to an problem instead of having the dealer do the same thing for you for $100per hour.

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Hello! When you replaced the MAF sensor, did you also clear the trouble code(s)? If not, then the ECM is still perceiving a problem and has kept the car in "limp mode". Any major auto parts store can scan and clear the trouble codes for you, for free. I would recommend doing that ASAP. After that, if you continue to experience problems, make sure that you don't have any damaged or loose wires at the MAF sensor location, and also have the car re-scanned to determine the fault code details. If you determine that you are still getting faults for the MAF, there is the possibility that you have another defective sensor.

Incidentally, the MAF sensor on the 2000 Catera is exactly the same as that on the 2005 Saturn L300 (with 3.0 motor), and that being said, you can get it through AutoZone for about 1/3 of the cost from gmpartsdirect - about $72.


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