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Old 03-26-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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Hi guys. Basically I have a 1994 non-sc'd bonnveille. After heating up (driving for more than approx 20 minutes) my car sputters bad after leaving a complete stop. once i get up to about 5mph the car runs fine. no problems.

I have swapped out the air filter (fram), the sparkplugs (ngk tr-55'*) and wires (ngk as well).

I read a few columns suggesting that maybe a mass air flow sensor may need replacing. But at 150$ Id rather see if there is any other options before doing so.

Thanks so much in advance!!
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try unplugging the MAF sensor (it may not run as well as normal, but you will be able to tell if it fixes the stumble)
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try unplugging the MAF sensor (it may not run as well as normal, but you will be able to tell if it fixes the stumble)
That simple eh? I have to tell you guys, you guys ROCK!!

ok so I unplugged it and was a little un-nerved as the check engine and traction control lights jumped right on. But that has to be the factor.

you see, i bought the car recently so i have NEVER realized how much power this guy has. Once I unplugged that sensor my car seriously drove like a bat out of (you know). I am absoloutly SHOCKED on how well it ran once the sensor was unplugged. Is it safe to drive like this until I can get it fixed in a week or so?

Thank sooooo much!!!!!
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You may be able to avoid replacing the MAF by spray cleaning it with CRC MAF Cleaner (A'zone carries it). If you take it out, you will see 2 tiny, delicate wires in the passage. Those are what need to be spray cleaned.
You are right. These guys definitely rock. This is one of the greatest spots I know of.
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You may be able to avoid replacing the MAF by spray cleaning it with CRC MAF Cleaner (A'zone carries it). If you take it out, you will see 2 tiny, delicate wires in the passage. Those are what need to be spray cleaned.
You are right. These guys definitely rock. This is one of the greatest spots I know of.
Awesome! I'll pick some up on my way home tomorrow and get back with the results. Thanks!
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You may be able to avoid replacing the MAF by spray cleaning it with CRC MAF Cleaner (A'zone carries it). If you take it out, you will see 2 tiny, delicate wires in the passage. Those are what need to be spray cleaned.
You are right. These guys definitely rock. This is one of the greatest spots I know of.
Awesome! I'll pick some up on my way home tomorrow and get back with the results. Thanks!
Picked up the exact Item at a local checkers. It was a horrible day.

First I shut the door on my finger 3 DIFFERENT TIMES IN THE SAME PLACE.. (stupid wind)

Then, while re-programming my keyfob (thanks to you guys and your supreme knowledge again) I locked my keys in the car.!!!

But luckily (thanks to you guys yet again) I was able to use a screwdriver and a broken shelf to get them out.

THEN when I FINALLY get to pull the sensor out. I place it in the engine bay. And the wind knocks the hood close BREAKING OFF A SMALL CHUNK OF PLASTIC from my MAF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When all this set in I went back, sprayed the sensor, and put it back with no hope of it working at all.

Fired it up and what do you know. despite the fact that a small part broke off it works like brand new.

Seriously, you guys made driving this car fun for the first time. I can't thank you enough
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I've had days go like that before. But...
Yeahhh! Glad to hear it ended w/ some good news.
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You may be able to avoid replacing the MAF by spray cleaning it with CRC MAF Cleaner (A'zone carries it). If you take it out, you will see 2 tiny, delicate wires in the passage. Those are what need to be spray cleaned.
You are right. These guys definitely rock. This is one of the greatest spots I know of.
Awesome! I'll pick some up on my way home tomorrow and get back with the results. Thanks!
Picked up the exact Item at a local checkers. It was a horrible day.

First I shut the door on my finger 3 DIFFERENT TIMES IN THE SAME PLACE.. (stupid wind)

Then, while re-programming my keyfob (thanks to you guys and your supreme knowledge again) I locked my keys in the car.!!!

But luckily (thanks to you guys yet again) I was able to use a screwdriver and a broken shelf to get them out.

THEN when I FINALLY get to pull the sensor out. I place it in the engine bay. And the wind knocks the hood close BREAKING OFF A SMALL CHUNK OF PLASTIC from my MAF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When all this set in I went back, sprayed the sensor, and put it back with no hope of it working at all.

Fired it up and what do you know. despite the fact that a small part broke off it works like brand new.

Seriously, you guys made driving this car fun for the first time. I can't thank you enough
Same thing happened to me today. My MAF was faulty (took me a while to realize it) and I replaced it today. $173 later my Bonnie runs like a brand new Secretariat.
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