MAF CODE PULLED CAR IDLES ROUGH

  • Tiny
  • brushca
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous
  • 90,000 miles

MAF code pulled. Car idles rough and may stall if coming to stop/decelerating. Temporarily corrected with Seafoam. Already replaced fuel filter.

My car has been idling rough, and at times stalls when taking my foot off of the accelerator, upon coming to a stop. Even when it doesn't stall, the RPMs waver (tending to drop) between 500-1000 RPMs when idling. When my car does stall out, it will crank over again, with difficulty getting started.

I add Seafoam to the gas tank which tends to temporarily fix the problem for a week or two. I brought my car into a shop for the problem and they pulled the code, which indicated that the mass air flow sensor was not working properly. I don't have a check engine light displayed. I recently replaced my fuel filter, so I know that is not it.

Any suggestions? Do you think a faulty MAF could cause this?

Friday, September 14th, 2012 AT 8:55 PM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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Do you have any codes now have you checked?Also have you tried cleaning the mass air flow sensor with mass air flow sensor cleaner to see if it runs any different?

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Friday, September 14th, 2012 AT 9:43 PM
  • Tiny
  • brushca
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Sorry for my delayed response. Since we last spoke, I have tried cleaning the MAF along with replacing it with a new MAF once the CEL came on. The problem corrected itself for about a week and a half and then started up again. The car would stall, I would wait, restart and it would run fine. Just this week, my car began to act up and this time the CEL came on again and coded for MAF again. I know it is not the MAF because I just replaced it for the second time (from the dealer). What else could be faulty, causing the computer to throw a MAF code? I have checked for vacuum leaks and replaced my spark plugs. Could it be the IAC? What are your thoughts?

Thanks.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2012 AT 4:21 PM
  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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I really need you to share what the exact code numbers are not code descriptions are with me?Then I have a clear understanding of which on it is.I can give you more info when I get that also how did you check for vacuum leaks?

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Thursday, November 8th, 2012 AT 6:15 PM

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