The car will start and seems to run fine for a few seconds. It stalls and I can smell unburnt fuel in the exhaust. I suspected immobilizer and performed the lock and unlock with the key remote 5 times with no effect. I then suspected the MAF and unplugged it and it would star and run reliably.
I purchased a replacement MAF and installed and found it still stalled with MAF plugged in. Is there another component that works with the MAF that could have failed to cause the stalling?
I assume that the immobilizer cannot be over-ridden by unplugging the MAF.
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 AT 12:19 AM