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    MAF Cleaner?

    Anyone knw what the best cleaner is for a MAF sensor? I seen in some posts that they can be cleaned but am unsure with what, any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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    Go to Radio Shack and get some electronics spray cleaner. Same exact stuff.
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    use rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle...

    Why would you need to pay $ X for rubbing alcohol in a compressed aerosol can? 95% of the electronics cleaners on the market is alcohol in an aerosol can...
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    Thanks for the replies, i'll try the alcohol, I'll use isopropyl its 99% alcohol that should do the trick, right? I'll let the MAF air dry before re-install.

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    I think I read somewhere on here you can use brake parts cleaner. Is that true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarond View Post
    I think I read somewhere on here you can use brake parts cleaner. Is that true?
    Are you cleaning brakes? No. You are cleaning a MAF sensor. Use MAF sensor cleaner.

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    to the brake cleaner.

    Isopropyl alcohol will do just fine. Or at least it should.

    I have been in the Electronics maintenance field (aviation) for 7 years, and that is the best thing that I have ever used. I have used the specialty cleaners marketed by various companies, and they just seem to lack the practicality and versatility of alcohol.

    G/L and everything should turn out okay. There really is no need to let it air dry, the evap rate on alcohol is so quick, that it really would not matter at all...
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    Smile thanks

    Thanks again for all the replies and info. I appreciate it. i needed this info because i am going to install a cold air intake shortly, my car currently has no error codes we'll see after the install.'I'll post the results, thanks again to all who replied and had some input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    Are you cleaning brakes? No. You are cleaning a MAF sensor. Use MAF sensor cleaner.

    Brake cleaner will work have cleaned many MAFs at work and it works fine.

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    You can use brake cleaner, electronics cleaner, Maf cleaner, and alcohol. What you can't use is carburetor cleaner as it will leave a film on the Maf wires and be just as bad or worse than it was before you cleaned it.

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