chevy mass airflow sensor

Replace Chevrolet Mass Air Flow | MAF

Is your Chevrolet hard to start, the engine stalls after starting, or the engine runs lean or rich? Learn how to fix it by following the procedures below.


The engine control unit uses data from the MAF sensor to calculate the correct mixture of air and fuel that the engine needs. A Chevy MAF sensor is next to the engine air filter housing. It can get dirty and fail over time.

Symptoms

Symptoms of bad maf sensor chevy chevrolet

Symptoms that you may notice when your MAF sensor fails:

  • Check engine light on
  • The car is hard to start or has trouble turning over.
  • Engine stalls soon after starting.
  • The engine runs lean or rich.
  • Engine drags or hesitates when idle or under load.
  • Engines RPMs fluctuate
  • Poor MPG

How to Replace Chevy MAF Sensor

Changing the mass airflow sensor on a Chevrolet is easy and takes less than 30 minutes.  MAF sensor is located near the air filter housing, as shown in the following picture.

What you will need

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  • Screwdriver

Procedure

  1. Open the hood of your Chevrolet. The hood release is located under the dashboard on the driver’s side.Open hood to replace the maf sensor
  2. Locate the mass airflow sensor near the engine air filter housing.Location of MAF sensor on ChevyMass airflow of other chevy vehicles.chevy mass airflow sensor
  3. Press the red clip slightly to unlock it. Unplug the electrical connector from the mass airflow sensor.maf sensor connector
  4. Remove the screws that hold the mass airflow sensor in place. Remove the sensor.
  5. Install the new MAF on your Chevrolet. Tighten the screws so that they are snug. Plug the electrical connector until it locks in place.

The check engine light will require a few days of driving to reset on its own. Or you can use an OBD-II scanner to reset the check engine light as long as there aren’t any other fault codes.

Check Engine Light Still On

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If the check engine light is still on after you replace the mass airflow sensor, you can use the YOUCANIC Full System Scanner to clear the stored codes. This scanner can also read and clear fault codes on every control module of your Chevrolet.

This guide will help owners of the following Chevrolets. Learn how easy it is to change the MAF sensor.

  • Spark
  • Sonic
  • Bolt
  • Volt
  • Cruze
  • Malibu
  • Impala
  • Camaro,
  • Corvette
  • City Express
  • Trax
  • Equinox
  • Traverse
  • Tahoe
  • Suburban
  • Colorado
  • Silverado
  • Sonic
  • Blazer
  • Astro
  • HHR
  • Uplander
  • Avalanche

We hope you find this guide, “Replace Chevrolet Mass Air Flow | MAF,” helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Chevrolet vehicle.

Author

  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Putting in a new MAF will do absolutely nothing to the transmission but help your car run better. Tell them to get bent.

  2. Anonymous says:

    100$ is a little high for a 10 min job but hey they have shop overhead cost. You can change it yourself though, it is very simple.
    As far as you loosing the transmission warranty, that I am not sure about.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I was told that my MAF sensor was contaminated and it needs to be clean (decontaminated) the part will cost $16.86 and the labor is $100.00. The mechanic advised that this needs to completed ASAP. I told him I can not afford the service right now and he told me that this may cause me to loose my warrantee coverage on my transmission? This sounds kind of fishy, labor at 100.00 dollars??