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I have a service engine soon light, the o2 sensor has already been replaced and it still threw a code for the air flow sensor.

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The air flow sensor is different than an O2 sensor. The Mass Air flow sensor is located in the hose that comes from the air filter box. You can try taking it out and cleaning it with a spray cleaner that is fast drying meant for electrical components. It may just be dirty. DO NOT USE COMPRESSED AIR TO DRY THE SENSOR!!! It has very small, very fragile resistors inside that can break and ruin the sensor. If the light comes back on after cleaning the sensor, it will have to be replaced. Check the wires going to the sensor as well to make sure they are not damaged.
Hope this helps. Good luck!

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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........
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    - 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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What does error code p0172 and p0174?


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- Excessive Fuel Consumption
Possible causes - Intake air leaks
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- Injectors may be faulty
- Exhaust gas leaks
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Possible solution Dirty air filter of faulty air flow sensor are common causes of the problem.



P0174 - Fuel Injection System Too Lean Bank 2 Symptoms - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Excessive Fuel Consumption
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- Front Heated oxygen sensor may be faulty
- Injectors may be faulty
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Hello. I can assist you. Generally when a scan is done, the technician will clear out all of the codes and hope that the problem self corrects. I am glad you passed the state emissions test. Now let's get to the bottom of the hesitation. Generally all lincoln and ford cars that hesitate like yours have a problem with the "mass airflow sensor". Most likely you will need to replace it.
The Air Flow Sensor or Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) is one of the components of an electronic fuel injection system and is found in many of modern vehicles. The Mass Air Flow sensor is usually installed inside the intake air duct between the air filter and the engine. The Mass Air Flow sensor is used to measure the amount of air entering the engine. This measurement is used by the engine computer or ECM to calculate proper amount of fuel injected into the cylinders in order to provide optimum combustion and low emissions.
Problems with Mass Air Flow sensors are common. Bad or contaminated Mass Air Flow sensor can possibly cause a wide range of various vehicle driveability problems such as stalling, especially when the engine is cold, misfiring, poor acceleration, etc.
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Please report back with the code or look it up at http://www.check-engine-light.com

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first check your fuses check the wiring to the sensor(the sensor is on the exhaust in front of the engine-open the hood and look down) if the fuses and the wiring look good replace the O2 sensor there are 2 types of sensors original equipment(oe) style and universal the oe style has a connector you just plug in, the universal you have to hard wire in

the 2nd code is Mass Air Flow (MAF) Circuit Low Input
check the wireing, make shure theres a good connections
you said that you already replaced this sensor so im going to recomend that you go after the other code first

deal with the oxygen sensor then reset the computer and see what codes come back

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