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Old 06-26-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
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2000 SSEI 113,xxx mi.
I hooked up the code scanner/code clearer. The codes came up Mass Air Flow Low Voltage. and then something else about my MAFS. I had read through the tech info about cleaning it and it'll clear up the ruff idle, but does anyone know if that will keep my engin light from coming on????
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oh also for when I decide to get a FWI (which I took on a second job today so maybe sometime soon) do I have to take off the front clip to get it on??
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Let'* move your mechanical question to the 2000-2005 section and have you start a seperate topic in Performance and Brainstorming for your FWI question.
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2000 SSEI 113,xxx mi.
I hooked up the code scanner/code clearer. The codes came up Mass Air Flow Low Voltage. and then something else about my MAFS. I had read through the tech info about cleaning it and it'll clear up the ruff idle, but does anyone know if that will keep my engin light from coming on????
thanks....
oh also for when I decide to get a FWI (which I took on a second job today so maybe sometime soon) do I have to take off the front clip to get it on??
The easy way is to get MAF cleaner sppray from Pepbiys its in a gray spray can and made by CRC follow instructions, as for your FWI you just need to partially remove the inner fender wheel on the driver side should take you about an hour
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91, a MAF cleaner won't clear a code. A dirty maf will only ALTER the reading by the PCM.

Please be VERY careful about this type of advice, and please also use proper spelling so people can understand you.

If the car is running rough and you suspect the MAF, disconnect the MAF and see if the condition improves. If so, replace the MAF.

Clean the MAF with NOTHING other than rubbing (isopropyl or isopropanol) alcohol, pure methanol, or electrical contact cleaner.
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And you do not ever want to suggest spraying any type of cleaner into a supercharger by the can'* recommended instructions.

The cleaner can very easily strip off your supercharger rotor coating. Let'* take a look at a lesson learned the hard way.
The internals should not be shiney.

This is the coating that came out already

And the bearings in those two holes..are greased nicely, never want to clean that grease out.
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thanks guys, I had asked my dad about alittle bit for the MAF and he gave me this real touchy look and said to be very very careful with putting stuff on it, I'll try the disconnect thing today, and sorry about the wrong abreveations still getting to know what they all are, and I lost where all the abreveations were posted
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Adam, there'* a really good article in Techinfo related to TB and MAF cleaning.
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I'm new to the fourm. Where can I find the articles in Techinfo?

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ohhh a blast from the past!
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