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Old 03-06-2008, 05:13 PM   #1
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Hi, mark here. Bought a used MAF sensor from salvage yard. The guy pulled it from a 96 SSEI and said it would work in my 97 SSE. Fit right but plugin was just a slight bit bigger. My SSE plug has a little side to side play but not much. Everything else looks the same. Will this be ok?
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No. The two MAF sensors are not interchangeable.
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Thanks for the info, I'll thy to get my money back or trade for something.
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I was a bit rushed by the clock on my last reply. These are two different motors. Not compatible in flow at all, which drives the need for distinctly different MAF sensors.

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Hold on a second, it appears I may be wrong here. Can someone step in with a confirmation?
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I checked RockAuto & Advance, both showed the same sensor for 96(1) & 97(k). You just have to make sure to get a 2 screw sensor. They must have switched to 3 screws during the 97 model year.
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Hey Ted & Wren, thanks for info. Tomarrow afternoon I pull the back 3 plugs & wires. This should complete tune up. Just hope I can get My big arms between engine and block to do this. Will hang on to spare MAF till later.
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Sorry guys I ment Firewall
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I'll help with the confusion.

1996 was a transition year. Most got the newer 2-screw style. But the early models got the carried-over 3-screw (and older TB). And neither one is forwards or backwards compatible.
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