MAF sensor cleaning

Tiny
OFFICEBOX
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  • 1998 ACURA CL
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
Rough idle. Where is the MAF sensor location? How to remove it?
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Saturday, July 4th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM

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Tiny
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Here is a guide on how to clean a MAF sensor:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/mass-air-flow-service

However, it looks like your engine uses a MAP sensor which achieves the same information but operates differently. A mass air flow sensor measures the air passing by it. A manifold absolute pressure sensor measures the vacuum in the intake and calculates the amount of air flow.

The reason this is important is you cannot clean a MAP sensor like a MAF sensor.

So if you have a rough idle let's start with checking for codes and then check for a vacuum leak and other common causes of this. Here are some guides that will help with this:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-misfires-or-runs-rough
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Saturday, July 4th, 2020 AT 10:20 AM

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