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2000 buick lesabre had check engine light come on right before smog had to be done so I had a mechanic put a computer code reader on it (I dont recall the exact code) I was told that the mass air flow sensor was dirty & we purchased a spray (Mass air flow sensor cleaning spray)that is specificately for cleaning mass air flow sensors took it out cleanned some minor residue the light went off immediately so I took the car in to be smogged (thinking Everything is fine) & was told it failed due to computer wasnt working that computer must be fried & i need to replace. the computer has since told me my tire pressure needed to be checked which was correct since there was a screw in a tire which has now been repaired &since I'm getting the same code saying sensor is dirty the check engine light hasnt come back on & the dmv says today is last day i can smog even after i paid the 2000 registrtion fee (so high due to being late because of this issue) I dont know what to do or think is the computer fried??

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looks like you need to replace the co2 sensor

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SOURCE: Need Mass Air Flow Sensor for my 1997 Buick LeSabre Custom

not unless you take it to autozone and have them put the scanner on it and clear the code which caused the light to come on. also they can tell you what the original issue was.

unfortunately it sounds like you just started to replace parts and honestly you could have already repaired the issue

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: just changed the battery and tried to smog the car

I can tell you what a girl did to reset her security system but please understand it is just a guess and give me a thumbs up for trying, Or at least not a thumbs down. I am struggling to keep up my good name on here. LOL
All she had to do was turn the key on for 10 or 15 minutes and thelight went out for her. Not starting it but just turning the key on. Now my idea if that doesn't work is to reboot the whole computer system. You do that by taking the negative battery cable of and then turning the headlights on and the heater and radio. Beware that if you have a radio that requires a code to operate then you may loose this code programed into it and you may have to re-enter it.
SDo if you still want to continue then with the items on and then the key turnned to the on position wait 30 minutes for any stored up power to drain and the turn everything back off including the headlights and key and re-connect the battery cable. This should set the computer back to factory defaults. Ihope this helps and remember this is just trying to help and no guarantee, Raz

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SOURCE: 1999 chevy tahoe. check engine

The vehicle need to be timed.If you had a intake done this should have been done at that will need a scan tool to time this vehicle as there is no timing marks and the computer uses the cam sensor in the Distributor to time the vehicle.IT is locaqted in the scan tool under cam ******.you must rev the vehicle once for the computer to detect a timing change.every time you adjust the distributor you must rev the vehicle once.(you only need to get to 1500 rpm for this to occur).

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SOURCE: the check engine light comes on and it dies on

Check engine lights are mostly caused by fuel / air delivery and emissions problems. A lot of electrical parts play a big role in this "check engine" light. Instead of cleaning the mass airflow sensor, try replacing it. Also try not to pump gas at gas station that have E10 mixtures. That could trip O2 sensors to read incorrectly and cause the engine light to come on ( a bad O2 sensor can cause that also). If you don't follow the proper maintenance schedule for you car expect to have some lights go off. I would highly recommend to replace the mass airflow sensor. You also might need to reset your car's computer by disconnecting the battery for about 10-15 minutes for it to reconfigure. If the issue still occurs try replacing the O2 sensors. If all else fails have it repaired at a mechanic shop.

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