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How to clean your MAF sensor

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by mjt73, December 21, 2004.

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    1. mjt73

      mjt73 New Member

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      What's the best way to clean the MAF sensor on a '96 Explorer? My dumb check engine light came back on about three weeks after replacing the DPFE sensor throwing a PO153 code; meaning O2 circuit slow response-bank 2, sensor 1. Figured I'd hit the MAF sensor next.
       
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      MJT, slow response "usually" means a faulty sensor. That's not to say you shouldn't try the cheap and easy stuff first...... ;)
       
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      Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Have a Merry Christmas!
       
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      If you need it, Autozone sells replacement MAFs for around $100... and keeps them in stock.
       
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      On mine there was a bit of plastic that was melted into the head of one of the torx screws to prevent tampering. This is done at the factory and is a subject of many of the posts in the linked thread. It was a PAIN to get out!!! Basicly melt and pick at it untill it's out. I could have used a blow torch, but was afraid of hurting something.
       
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      That's annoying. Why would they do that?
       

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