· Here''s how to clean or replace your Silverado''s mass air flow (MAF) sensor, and ensure the engine is metering air as it should. By Jeff White June 11, 2015 This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado GMT800 (19992006).
The mass air flow (MAF) sensor, part of your vehicle’s electronic fuel injection system, is responsible for calculating the total amount of air entering the engine. A faulty MAF sensor can cause your vehicle to run too rich or run too lean. You’ll notice if the tailpipes eject black smoke or when the engine runs rough or backfires.
· Alright, enough of the and let''s get started with the actual step by step cleaning of the GM mass air flow (MAF) sensor (Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and GMC models). Step 1: Remove The MAF Sensor From Vehicle. Remove the mass air flow sensor from the car or truck. Once off, your MAF sensor should look like the one in the photo.
· If you''ve got a P0101 code, it''s likely time to replace the mass air flow (MAF) sensor. Here''s a look at how mass air flow sensors work, symptoms of failure, and a stepbystep guide on how to replace this sensitive part. This is a good job for DIYers and shouldn''t take too long. How a Mass Air Flow Sensor Works
· Dissconnect the battery, then remove the air cleaner. Unplug the electrical connector. Unscrew the clamps that secure the MAF (Mass Air Flow Sensor) and then remove from the vehicle. Installation ...
· Our 10 Picks of Best Mass Air Flow Sensor. The need for replacing a Mass Air Flow Sensor can arise anytime. If you require guidance or couldn’t decide which one to purchase, take into account our review. While preparing it, we thoroughly analyzed/ researched different MAF Sensors and finalized the best 10. Here are they: 1.
On the 3800 V6, the camshaft position sensor is located behind the water pump pulley. If you were to look at the pulley straight on, it is at about the 9 o''clock position. Where is the crank sensor located at. The CKP Crankshaft Position Sensor, is located behind the crank pulley, It will need to be removed to get to the sensor.
· In this article, I''ll show you how to test the mass air flow (MAF) sensor on your GM (3800) vehicle without a scan tool. Now, in case you wondering if this test applies to your specific vehicle, this article covers the MAF sensor on 1996 thru'' 2005 V6 Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac V6 equipped cars.
Part 1 How to Test the MAF Sensor (GM V6 19962005)
Once in a while we may encounter a total failure of a MAF sensor, one that is, perhaps, short circuited or internally open. Much more common, however, are failure modes in which the MAF sensor has become unreliable, underreporting or overreporting the true airflow into the engine. Indeed, as we shall see, many MAF sensor […]
· How to replace an automotive mass air flow sensor P0100, P0101, P0102, P0103 and P0104, though appearances may vary, the process is similar for most vehicles. Begin with the vehicle on level ground, parking brake on, engine off.
· The mass air flow sensor is a fairly small part but not the cheapest to replace. The good news is that it’s usually located near the top of the engine and DIY replacement is easy in most cases. Since it doesn’t take that much time for a professional mechanic to do the replacement job, the labor rates are typically low.