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Can I still drive my 2004 kia sedona if the mass air flow sensor is going bad?

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Yes you still can but it will affect the fuel consumption and will have some missing. But you can drive it fir a while until you get it changed. good luck

Posted on May 25, 2011

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  • 5jennieabram May 25, 2011

    I also did some research and think it could possibly be the throttle body position sensor. It stalls when idle and also when it is put into gear. Gas consumption has been awful, but we didn't know why. Any opnion on which it could be? The MAFS or the TPS? Thanks for your feedback!

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    Clutch May 25, 2011

    Well the MAFS can make it stall. So try to clean it with some MAFS cleaner and also clean the TPS and see what happens. Usually when one of these Sensor goes bad ,The ECM stores a code then the check engine light goes on. Do you have the check engine light ?

  • 5jennieabram May 25, 2011

    Yes. The check engine light is on. Took it to Auto Zone last night

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    Clutch May 25, 2011

    So whats the code that was stored ?

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