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    so im driving to work this morning and my 02 bugg eye starts jerking back and forth very violently at 4 to 5 grand, every gear. i leave for lunch today and to my suprise its not doing it anymore but now i have a code (p0103 maf sensor).

    where should i start to fix this problem. im all stock except my intake which is a SPT short ram.

    im in a bind my mechanic cant even look at it until next friday.

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    Have you ever cleaned the MAF? It is quite easy.

    Get a can of this: http://www.crcindustries.com/auto/co...x?S=Y&PN=05110
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Have you ever cleaned the MAF? It is quite easy.

    Get a can of this: http://www.crcindustries.com/auto/co...x?S=Y&PN=05110
    no ive never had to clean one. this is my first car with one to be honest... i work at a honda dealership and everyone here said to never clean one, so they wont show me or reccomend it.. but what all is involved, i know where it should be but i do not see it, just my filter then right to the intake pipe.. shouldnt the maf be directly behind the cone

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    There should be a bung on the intake pipe that the MAF plugs into.

    And no need to buy expensive purpose-made MAF cleaner. Just go to your local Radio Shack and buy electronics spray cleaner. Same thing for 1/2 the price and way easier to find!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02bugg View Post
    no ive never had to clean one. this is my first car with one to be honest... i work at a honda dealership and everyone here said to never clean one, so they wont show me or reccomend it.. but what all is involved, i know where it should be but i do not see it, just my filter then right to the intake pipe.. shouldnt the maf be directly behind the cone
    Disconnect the MAF sensor.

    Remove the two screws, then the MAF sensor.

    Read the directions on the can. Have something ready to catch the spray.

    Spray liberally into the tube and at the bulb shaped thing. Allow to dry and warm up again. Inspect for any remaining goo. Repeat if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    And no need to buy expensive purpose-made MAF cleaner. Just go to your local Radio Shack and buy electronics spray cleaner. Same thing for 1/2 the price and way easier to find!
    I disagree. The CRC MAF cleaner isn't that much $ to start with and plenty easy to find.
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    alright thanks guys. im going to try that tonight

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    Another CRC post from a well respected moderator: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showth...99#post1547299

    Montgomery County, PA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    I disagree. The CRC MAF cleaner isn't that much $ to start with and plenty easy to find.
    Well I disagree I think a Radio Shack is easier to find than a place that stocks MAF cleaner, and I've never seen anything that's cheaper than the electronics cleaner.

    I respect your opinion and know you know cars well. We can agree to disagree. MAF cleaner is getting more common but it's still just electronics cleaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones
    Well I disagree I think a Radio Shack is easier to find than a place that stocks MAF cleaner, and I've never seen anything that's cheaper than the electronics cleaner.
    Radio Shacks are pulling out in my area
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    UPDATE:
    Ran over to National Auto and picked up a can of MAF cleaner (last one). It was like $6-7. Went home cleaned it out. Took the cone off to fine a small puddle of water in the cone itself, so i took that off to let it dry out, but other than that is runs perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02bugg View Post
    UPDATE:
    Ran over to National Auto and picked up a can of MAF cleaner (last one). It was like $6-7. Went home cleaned it out. Took the cone off to fine a small puddle of water in the cone itself, so i took that off to let it dry out, but other than that is runs perfect!
    This is a common problem with any short ram that places the filter close to the fender. When it rains hard and the car is just sitting the filter gets drenched. Its because the fender channel overflows. Unless you make a cover for the filter it will continue to happen durring hard rainstorms.
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