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Old 06-12-2004, 07:31 PM   #1
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Yes, I know its been brought up countless times, and I read the Techinfo article that had some directions in it, but I couldnt get that little metal ring out that holds the sucker in. I dont want to damage either the screen or the ring incase I have to put it back in due to a rough idle. Can anyone give me some tips as to how to remove it without ruining it?
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The little ring is actually called a snap ring, It has a hole in each end. Use a pair of snap ring pliers. If they don't know what those are, they are mainly used (at least what I bought them for) To take U-Joints out of Chevy pickups' driveshafts.

Of course you could try pulling those two holes towards each other with straight pins.
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so could I use some paper clips to pull them towards each other?
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Paper clips might not be stiff enough, But you could try pulling the holes in the ends together with two of em.
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I pulled mine out with a flat tip screwdriver in 20 seconds. Not bent or anything. If you do bend it, I can try to find mine and send it your way if you need it. Had my Maf out for a month or so, and no problems at all.
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well i took the MAF screen out and went out for a little performace run. I didnt really notice a change, and it was idling rough so I put it back in for now. That and the idling control sound got alot louder when I had it off. I need a heat shield and some cooling more than anything right now. I just have to find something to make the heat shield out of.

I found that the best way to take it off is to use a pliers to bend a safety pin and get it loose, and then to just use a flat head screwdriver on it.
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Hmm, mine idled a little high for 5 minutes then it calmed down to normal levels.
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it was vibrating some, I could feel it through the steering wheel and my dad would have bitched about it whenever he drove the car. Removing the MAF screen probably makes more of a difference on the SCed cars.
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yea, i couldnt tell squat when I pulled mine.
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I felt it some.
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