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.
I have read that it would not need programming and would adapt to the new unit. Also, these type problems seem to be expensive and difficult to resolve with a dealer. I would prefer not to go that route until I exhaust other approaches.
I failed to mention no check engine light with MAF plugged in and no engine codes in the ECU.
have the same problem?
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 AT 12:19 AM