Replacing Acura Mass Airflow Sensor

Replace Acura Mass Airflow Sensor – MAF

Does your Acura have difficulties starting or stalls shortly after being started? Check engine light staying on?  These are common symptoms of having a faulty Mass Airflow Sensor. Learn how to fix it by following the procedures below to replace Acura Mass Airflow Sensor.

Replacing the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor on an Acura is easy and takes only 15 minutes. If your check engine light is on because of a faulty MAF sensor, not responding to the gas pedal, or struggling to accelerate, the MAF sensor may be the culprit.


Typical symptoms that your Acura mass airflow sensor is bad include check engine light coming on, poor engine performance, a decrease in fuel economy, and poor throttle response.

  • Car is hard to start or has trouble turning over
  • Engine stalls soon after starting.
  • The engine runs unusually lean or rich at idle.
  • Engine drags or hesitates when at idle or under load.
  • ACURA hesitates or jerks during acceleration.
  • Check engine light on or flashing.

The mass airflow sensor is straightforward to replace and is held in place with two screws.

What you will need

  • Acura MAF Sensor
    • Choose the correct sensor for your Acura model.
  • Philips Screwdriver


Open hood of your ACURA model to change the MAF sensor

Locate the mass airflow sensor on the air intake right next to the air filter housing. For example, here is the location of the mass airflow sensor on Acura TLX.acura mass air flow sensor

Unplug the electrical connector from your ACURA mass airflow sensor. unplug acura maf sensor

Remove MAF Sensor. Remove the two Philips screws, then pull the MAF sensor out of the housing.

Remove the screws that hold the mass airflow sensor in place. maf acura removal diy

Install the new MAF on your ACURA. Tighten the screws so that they are snug. Plug the electrical connector until it locks in place. diy guide how to change mass air flow sensor ACURA model 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

This guide will help you replace the MAF sensor on an Acura :

  • MDX
  • NSX
  • RDX
  • RL RLX
  • RSX
  • SLX
  • TL TLX
  • ZDX
  • CDX
  • CL
  • VSX
  • EL
  • ILX
  • Integra
  • Legend

How much does it cost to replace the Acura MAF sensor?

Changing the mass airflow sensor at the dealer or auto repair shop ranges between $150 and $350. And Changing the Acura MAF sensor costs between $20 and $60.

Check Engine Light Still On

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 Acura vehicle.

Best Scanner Acura YOUCANIC UCAN2

We hope you find the Replace Acura Mass Airflow Sensor – MAF guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Acura vehicle.


  • 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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  1. Anonymous says:

    Your saying all acuras have a maf? I just read that the 2G TL,2000, ONLY HAS A MAP SENSOR, I got this info off of Acura website.