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    I went to Advance Auto to try to get some of this cleaner, but they didn't have any. I really wanted to clean my MAF sensor b/c I'm running a K&N filter on my 77,XXX mile wrx. I found non-chlorinated brake parts cleaner, but the label said "do not use on any electronic devices", so I didn't want to risk it. I also found intake cleaner that said it was safe for o2 sensors, but again, I didn't want to risk it. What's the best thing to use or where can I find some of this stuff? Hopefully it will take care of some of my low rpm lag and make everything a bit smoother.

    Also, forgive my noobism but uh..... where is the MAF sensor how do you take it out?
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    Does AutoZone have it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BONES1672

    Also, forgive my noobism but uh..... where is the MAF sensor how do you take it out?
    The sensor is located right beyond the air filter (closer to the engine side)- two phillip head screws to remove.

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    I read on the side of the can that the sensor needs to be hot before cleaning. Did you guys do it that way? I did not see any mention of it in this thread. Also, should the ecu be reset after doing this cleaning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rex.effect
    I read on the side of the can that the sensor needs to be hot before cleaning. Did you guys do it that way? I did not see any mention of it in this thread. Also, should the ecu be reset after doing this cleaning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djerickd
    Does AutoZone have it?
    not in fl man !
    cant find it let me know if you do !
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    Quote Originally Posted by rex.effect
    I read on the side of the can that the sensor needs to be hot before cleaning. Did you guys do it that way? I did not see any mention of it in this thread. Also, should the ecu be reset after doing this cleaning?
    Whoa, maybe I should hae read the can too..

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    If none of you read it/did it and no one has had problems, then I am not worried. Maybe it just helps to dissolve and evaporate faster
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    i used the cleaner on my MAF about a week ago and the car just seems to be much smoother, i also installed a k&n panel filter, the elbow snorkus delete, oil change and a few other things at the same time so i cant tell if it was the MAF or not. either way for 5$ im happy :P

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    I didn't see this mentioned... but Big Sky...

    I believe that's the IAT Bulb that you had cleaned in the pic... I was under the impression that the MAF sensor is inside the tube?
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    Corrrect,the MAF is in the tube and the bulb is the IAT sensor. Both need to be cleaned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    Corrrect,the MAF is in the tube and the bulb is the IAT sensor. Both need to be cleaned.
    So the first post may want to be updated to clarify this. It could be easily misunderstood. (ps... I appreciate the space after the period Ron )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    I didn't see this mentioned... but Big Sky...

    I believe that's the IAT Bulb that you had cleaned in the pic... I was under the impression that the MAF sensor is inside the tube?
    correct- someone pointed that out to me early on in the thread
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    The MAF in my Vibe looks the same as one in the WRX, and I only cleaned the IAT. Looks like I'll have to pull it back out again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy96gase View Post
    The MAF in my Vibe looks the same as one in the WRX, and I only cleaned the IAT. Looks like I'll have to pull it back out again.
    Several Toyota motors use a similar MAF, yes.
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