Originally Posted by Ryder248
OK now today my car died on me on the side of the freeway (and it just so happened to wanna snow) but as i was driving when i press the gas the engine would lag badly and when i let off the gas the engine would idle fine. i figured i was lo on gas because my gas gauge doesnt read accurate ( i know the fix for that just havent had time) but after i added the gas i get about 2 miles down the road and she shuts off on me and wouldnt start up again. is this a related problem or something new because I was told it could be the throttle position sensor or the MAF I tend to rely on the advise i get from this site so please lead me in the right direction cause i gotta make it to work monday
Read this over, then I want you to do a few things.
Part 1 -MAF Sensor Test (P0101, P0102, P0103): GM 3.8L (1996-2005).
If you do not have a multimeter than can read Hz, then at least test your MAF Power, and Ground wires for damage, or corrosion, then test each if you have a multimeter.
If you have a multimeter than can read Hz then you can also test the MAF signal.
After you test the power, and ground wires, I'd remove the MAF, and examine the tip of the MAF, if that plastic tip that covers the thermistors is loose or separated from the MAF, then remove it, and discard it, as it can cause you to stall out, and not be able to restart the car if loose enough to spin around inside the TB.
Then clean the MAF thermistors with some MAF Cleaner, and see if that helps.
If not unplug the MAF and see how it runs, if it runs better then replace that MAF, even if it does not run better I'd get a new MAF, then let us know how it runs.
I am with Mike, my money is on it being a bad MAF, they are a bit pricey, but easy to replace.