It is common for the vehicle to change running at the point the mass airflow sensor is reconnected, because it goes from default value, back to calculating. By air intake valve, do you mean the odd shaped cover that makes up the top of the air filter housing. That could cause a problem since it is after the mass airflow sensor. If you have a leak after, that would be an unmetered air leak, and would change fuel calculations with little symptoms noticeable.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 12:22 AM