1997 FORD TAURUS MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR

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  • AMARIE1121
  • 1997 Ford Taurus

1997 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 190000 miles

How do I remove the MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR?
There is a star shaped screw on bottm right and a small black knob looking thing in the upper left. Removed the screw, how do I remove the other?

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Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 AT 8:09 PM

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  • rasmataz
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Hi AMARIE1121,Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation.

Service and Repair

Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor


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REMOVAL:

CAUTION: The Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor is a calibrated unit. Service hot wire engine element and housing as a complete assembly.

1.Disconnect battery ground cable.

NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more to relearn the strategy.

2.Remove air cleaner outlet tube.
3.Disconnect engine control sensor wiring connector from MAF sensor.
4.Remove four retaining nuts from air cleaner cover.
5.Carefully remove MAF sensor. Discard gasket.

INSTALLATION:
1.Position MAF sensor with new gasket onto air cleaner cover.
2.Install four retaining nuts. Tighten to 8-12 Nm (71-106 lb in) .
3.Install air cleaner outlet tube.
4.Connect engine control sensor wiring connector to MAF sensor.
5.Connect battery ground cable.
6.Start engine and check for vacuum leaks.

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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 6:51 AM
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Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor
CAUTION: The mass air flow sensor (MAF sensor) (12B579) is a calibrated unit. Service hot wire engine element and housing as a complete assembly.

Removal

Disconnect battery ground cable
Remove air cleaner outlet tube

Disconnect engine control sensor wiring connector from mass air flow sensor.

Remove four retaining nuts from air cleaner cover.

Carefully remove mass air flow sensor. Discard gasket.

Installation

Position mass air flow sensor with new gasket onto air cleaner cover.

Install four retaining nuts. Tighten to 8-12 Nm (71-106 lb-in).

Install air cleaner outlet tube.
Connect engine control sensor wiring connector to mass air flow sensor.

Connect battery ground cable.

Start engine and check for vacuum leaks.


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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 6:57 AM
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  • AMARIE1121
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SO, THIS IS ONE WHOLE UNIT? YOU CAN'T REMONE THE SENSOR FROM THE METER?

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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 8:02 AM
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It can be done, but its not recommended
notice caution above

Sorry rasmataz

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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 9:35 AM

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