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My check engine light came on and i got a code of P0103 Mass air flow sensor circuit, high input What does this mean and can a i fix it myself

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Yes - your car air flow sensor is faulty and you can this change?

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P0103 code. I cleaned maf still have same code and stalls. I disconnect maf still stalls. I changed it one year ago code come back after 4 weeks. I have 2000 Hyundai Elantra.


the ecm may be bad,
P0103 OBD-II Trouble Code Technical Description Mass Air Flow (MAF) Circuit High Input What does that mean? Basically this means that there is a problem with the Mass Air Flow High (MAF) sensor or circuit. A more technical description would be that the MAF circuit had higher than expected voltage (air flow). Other MAF sensor circuit DTC trouble codes are P0100, P0101, P0102, and P0104. Symptoms You will likely not notice any serious drivability problems, although there may be symptoms such as a general decrease in power or sluggishness. Causes A code P0103 may mean that one or more of the following has happened: The MAF may be disconnected, or a wiring connection may be bad The MAF sensor may be damaged The vehicle computer may be faulty (very rare) Possible Solutions The simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back. Then start with the cheapest, easiest repair procedures: Verify that the Mass Air Flow Sensor wiring is connected properly and that there are no broken / frayed wires. Inspect for any air leaks near the MAF sensor. Take the MAF out and clean it using a spray cleaner such as brake cleaner or electrical contact cleaner. Be gentle with the sensor. Check the voltage of the MAF sensor (refer to a repair manual for vehicle specific information) Replace the MAF sensor. Register now to ask a question (free) Related P0103 DTC Discussions 2005 Duramax 6.6 P0103 help I have no clue where to begin looking for the solution to this code. Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Circuit High Voltage is the description of the code, I've looked on various forums and i cant seem to find a definite cause. Ive cleaned the MAF several times with MAF cleaner. I seem to only get this c... 2002 Hyundai accent L 1.5 P0103 Put in a new MAF sensor but code still remains for MAF sensor high voltage. Using scan tool, the airflow rate=920 cf/m and the intake air temp reads -40?F at idle. Both readings are way out of the norm. Not sure what to do next, any ideas would be appreciated. P.S. I traced back the wires for MAF se... 2001 Mazda MPV p0103 & p0174 codes recently, this minivan has a P0103 & P0174 code. researched about the codes and MAF sensor seems like the common denominator between these 2 codes although according to Mazda, P0174 affected part is the fuel injection system where fuel trim system too lean while the 103 has the MAF as the part ... Corolla with MAF codes p0171 p0100 p0101 p0103 I have a 2000 corolla that I bought last fall. It had soft codes that didn't store. Now it has hard codes 0171, 0100, 0101, 0103. Today it started chugging and lurching during hard acceleration. I was a Toyota technician 10 years ago, but never really dealt with this particular model. It has 11... 2002 3.8L Pontiac GPX (P0172, P0101 and P0103) Hello, I have been having some rough starting, rough idle and stalling issues. I have printed off the P0172 page and started to replace items. Two weeks agao I got MAP codes. 1. So I replaced the MAP. It still had a stalling issue/rough idle. 2. So I changed the Idle control, PCV, cleaned my air fi...

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May 30, 2015 | 2000 Hyundai Elantra

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What does this error code 60103 mean?


I think you mean P0103
P0103 (MAF) Mass Air Flow or (VAF) Volume Air Flow Sensor -Circuit High Input

That is an issue with the Mass air Flow sensor or it's related circuit.

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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Service Engine Soon Light is on, Auto Zone says codes are for MAF and O2 Sensors. Car hard to start after driving a while but when starts appears to run smooth. Auto Zone thi


ok lets start with the codes they say your getting. P??? which 1's and how many. there are few o2 sensors, are they next to the Exhaust next to the converter? MASS AIR FLOW -MAF use this, for now i am guessing, until i see the correct codes your are getting. this could be the 1 you may have below, please read it........
  • P0103
    Mass Air Flow Sensor Circuit High Input
  • Possible causes
  • Faulty mass air flow sensor
    - Intake air leaks
    - Dirty mass air flow sensor
    - Dirty mass air filter
    - Mass air flow sensor harness is open or shorted
    - Mass air flow sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Before replacing the mass air flow sensor, try replacing the air filter and cleaning the air flow sensor with low compress air or mass air flow sensor cleaner. Reset code and drive vehicle. If the code comes back, it may be necessary to replaced the mass air flow sensor.
  • possible symptoms Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
    - Engine stall
    - Engine running rough
    - Excessive fuel consumption
    - Excessive smoke
  • the code is generated when An excessively high voltage from the sensor is sent to Engine Control Module (ECM).
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Oct 22, 2014 | 2003 Nissan Altima

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2004 s40 ,,,,po103


P0103 - Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit High Input

Possible causes- Dirty mass air flow sensor
- Dirty mass air filter
- Mass air flow sensor harness is open or shorted
- Mass air flow sensor electrical circuit poor connection
- Intake air leaks
- Faulty mass air flow sensor

Sep 17, 2012 | 2004 Volvo S40

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Check engine lght on and 2 codes p0103 and p0112


P0103 HYUNDAI - Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit High InputPossible causes- Dirty mass air flow sensor
- Dirty mass air filter
- Mass air flow sensor harness is open or shorted
- Mass air flow sensor electrical circuit poor connection
- Intake air leaks
- Faulty mass air flow sensor
Tech notesBefore replacing the mass air flow sensor, try replacing the air filter and cleaning the air flow sensor with low compress air or mass air flow sensor cleaner. Reset code and drive vehicle. If the code comes back, it may be necessary to replaced the mass air flow sensor.
P0112 HYUNDAI - Intake Air Temperature Sensor 1 Circuit Low InputPossible causes- Dirty air filter
- Intake air temperature (IAT) sensor harness is open or shorted
- Intake air temperature (IAT) sensor electrical circuit poor connection
- Faulty intake air temperature sensor
When is the code detected?An excessively low voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.

Jun 08, 2012 | 2001 Hyundai Accent

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Lexus is300 wont revv past 3000rpms has code p0103


P0103 OBD-II - Mass Air Flow (MAF) Circuit High Input
This DTC means that there is a problem with the Mass Air Flow High (MAF) sensor or circuit. A more technical description would be that the MAF circuit had higher than expected voltage (air flow). Other MAF sensor circuit DTC trouble codes are P0100, P0101, P0102, and P0104.

A code P0103 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
- The MAF may be disconnected, or a wiring connection may be bad
- The MAF sensor may be damaged
- The vehicle computer may be faulty (very rare)

Feel free to contact us in this DTC P0103 code link, if you need additional details.

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Oct 27, 2011 | 2005 Lexus Is 300

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PO103 and 116 code on a 1997 jetta 2.0


P0103 - Mass or volume air flow circuit high input.

Symptoms: Engine stalls, running rough, excessive fuel consumption, excessive smoke from the tail pipe, check engine light on.

Possible Causes: Dirty mass air flow sensor, dirty mass air filter, mass air flow sensor harness is open or shorted, mass air flow sensor electrical circuit poor connection, intake air leaks, faulty mass air flow sensor.

P0116 - Engine coolant temperature circuit range/performance.

Symptoms: Check engine light on.

Possible Causes: Low engine coolant level, ECT sensor harness open or shorted, ECT electrical circuit poor connection, faulty engine coolant temperature sensor (ECT), faulty engine coolant thermostat.

Apr 27, 2011 | Volkswagen Jetta Cars & Trucks

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P0103


P0103 MAZDA - Mass Air Flow Sensor High Input Signal Possible causes - Dirty mass air flow sensor
- Dirty mass air filter
- Mass air flow sensor harness is open or shorted
- Mass air flow sensor electrical circuit poor connection
- Intake air leaks
- Faulty mass air flow sensor

Mar 07, 2011 | 2004 Mazda MPV

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Code 103


P0103 - Mass Air Flow (MAF) Circuit High Input
Basically this means that there is a problem with the Mass Air Flow High (MAF) sensor or circuit. A more technical description would be that the MAF circuit had higher than expected voltage (air flow). Other MAF sensor circuit DTC trouble codes are P0100, P0101, P0102, and P0104.

Symptoms: You will likely not notice any serious drivability problems, although there may be symptoms such as a general decrease in power or sluggishness.

Causes: A code P0103 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* The MAF may be disconnected, or a wiring connection may be bad
* The MAF sensor may be damaged
* The vehicle computer may be faulty (very rare)

Possible Solutions: The simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back. Then start with the cheapest, easiest repair procedures:
* Verify that the Mass Air Flow Sensor wiring is connected properly and that there are no broken / frayed wires.
* Inspect for any air leaks near the MAF sensor.
* Take the MAF out and clean it using a spray cleaner such as brake cleaner or electrical contact cleaner. Be gentle with the sensor.
* Check the voltage of the MAF sensor (refer to a repair manual for vehicle specific information)
* Replace the MAF sensor.

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Jan 16, 2011 | 1997 Chevrolet K1500

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2001 VW Golf 2.0 throwing error codes P0103 & P0172


Vacuum leak somewhere.
Possibly could be the O2 sensor (the one before the cat up front).
I'd search for a vacuum leak since you may have rattled something loose.

Jul 14, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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