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Old 05-07-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Maf cleaning

I dont find MAF cleaning spray. Wondering if throttle body & carb cleaner would do the job...
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:26 AM   #2
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What exactly are you trying to clean?
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:37 AM   #3
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What exactly are you trying to clean?
Mass Airflow Sensor. I think he posted in the wrong forum.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:09 AM   #4
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I wouldn't use either TB or carb cleaner. As I vaguely recall, maf cleaner is alcohol, but...the wires inside the maf are very delicate and I know get messed up from oiled air filters at times. I believe tb cleaner has a lubricant built into it...carb cleaner, I don't know about.

I'm sure you can find an appropriate cleaner.

Backing up a bit, though, is your car having problems? It's actually common that we clean the maf, but rare that that makes a change. Usually it's only if you have an 'over oiled' air filter (which many are against for this reason)...

Usually the real issue causing a maf code is an air leak after the maf...in intake boot or a vac line.

If you unplug maf and the car runs better, look for these air leaks first.
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Re: Maf cleaning

Not sure how you didn't find it, its practically in every auto parts store, any electrical contact cleaner would work

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