Mass air sensor problems?

1996 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Quite honestly, I'm not even sure if this is the problem with my car.

About a week ago, while going about 45 mph, my car turned off. I pulled off the road, and tried to start the car a couple times and it failed. After about a minute, it started, so I continued on my way home. About a mile down the road, it turned off again. Again, it wouldn't turn on at first, but would start after about a minute. This time, I made it about 50 feet before it shut off. This whole situation played about about 3 times, with the car barely making it 20 feet before dying, until I could get it into a parking lot off the road.

I used my PocketScan to see what codes came out and I got several. I had to car towed to Pep Boys, who said they didn't have the necessary parts to fix it but they said they believe it could be the flow meter.

I thought I'd ask here if anyone knew what these codes could mean I need to have looked at. Pep Boys recommended a mechanic to me, but I'll be honest in saying that I'm scared to go because I'm a girl and I've been ripped off before because they assume I'm ignorant.

If it matters, the car will not start now. It will crank, but not start. The mechanic at Pep Boys said he was able to start it if he pressed the gas pedal while starting, but said the car shouldn't do that.

I'm sorry for if I'm coming off ill informed, my car knowledge is limited to basic processes and this has left me clueless.

The codes I'm getting are:

P0110- IAT Sensor circuit malfunction

p0141- 02 sensor heater circuit malfunction

p0105- map/baro circuit malfunction

p0443- evap emission control system purge valve fault

p1445- manufacturer control auxiliary emissions control

p1105- manufacturer control fuel air metering

Thank you so (sooo) much to anyone who can point me in the right direction.
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Monday, January 18th, 2010 AT 8:08 PM

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Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

I would start with clearing all the codes and doing a re start, then re checking what new codes have been set, I feel that some of these codes you have may be unrelated or uncleared from previous problems, do a clear and re scan, but you must attempt to start he car to trigger any new fault codes first, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 AT 12:32 AM

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