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01-24-2004, 08:03 PM
has anyone tried or cleaned their mafs if so did you disconnect your battery and what did you use to clean the MAF?thanks
01-24-2004, 08:11 PM
I've cleaned my MAF sensor with a brake cleaner spray I didn't disconnect the battery and I have never had a problem. I have to say that it dose make the car feel alot stronger.
01-24-2004, 08:26 PM
Usually it's a good idea to disconnect the battery when you clean your mafs so that the ECU will reset and take full advantage of the more accurate MAFS readings. Aside from that I try not to spray anything directly on the either of the sensors on the MAFS, as they are fairly delicate. I usually pour some heavy duty cleaner on a q-tip and use that gently.
01-24-2004, 09:38 PM
Well the times that I did diconnect the battery it really didn't feel that great after it was done and besides the celi is always recalculating the inputs.
Q tips would probalbly do more damage because there has to be contact with the sensors. And the fluid cleaner has less pressure being applied to the sensors and cleans all hard to reach areas .
01-25-2004, 05:33 AM
thanks for the input what would be the best cleaner to use?
01-26-2004, 10:52 AM
Any brake cleaner that leaves no resedue, try an auto zone.
01-26-2004, 11:11 AM
I use alcohol on a q-tip. Be careful because they are very delicate, my friend ruined his and the idle went crazy..
01-26-2004, 11:14 AM
Use a brake cleaner that says "no residue" on the can. i would not use a q-tip. i would not use rubbing alcahol because it is not "no residue"
01-26-2004, 01:56 PM
IS it very easy to crack the MAF sensor? So are you guys saying, use brake cleaner....spray it and forget it? no wiping necessary?
01-26-2004, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by Automaton
Use a brake cleaner that says "no residue" on the can. i would not use a q-tip. i would not use rubbing alcahol because it is not "no residue" I've been using a Qtip for about 2 years now. Cleaned the MAFS maybe around 10 times so far. No problems.
The brake cleaner would be more effective in cleaning the housing than the sensors themselves. With a cleaner housing, there should be less resistance for the airflow going up through it, and it might increase the volume of air, as well (depending on how much stuff is built up in there).
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01-27-2004, 12:03 AM
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