In this guide, you will learn about Chevy Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor problems, common symptoms and how to replace the MAF sensor on a Chevy.
Data from the MAF sensor is used by the engine control unit to calculate the correct mixture of air and fuel that the engine needs.
A Chevy MAF sensor is located right next to the engine air filter housing it can get dirty and fail over time.
Symptoms that you may notice when your MAF sensor fails:
- Check engine light on
- 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 very 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
- Chevrolet MAF Sensor
- Open the hood of your Chevrolet. The hood release is located under the dashboard on the driver's side.
Locate the mass airflow sensor near the engine air filter housing.
Press the red clip slightly to unlock it. Unplug the electrical connector from the mass airflow sensor.
- Remove the screws that hold the mass airflow sensor in place. Remove the sensor.
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 present.
This guide will help owners of Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, Bolt, Volt, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, Corvette, City Express, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Silverado, Sonic, Blazer, Astro, HHR, Uplander, Avalanche etc. learn how easy it is to change MAF sensor.