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This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to change the Audi Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor.

Changing the mass airflow sensor on an Audi is very easy and takes less than 30 minutes, even for beginners.

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This is what you may notice if your Audi MAF sensor is bad or dirty: 

  • Check engine light stays on
  • Car is hard to start. 
  • Engine stalls soon after starting.
  • The engine runs unusually lean or rich.
  • Audi hesitates when idle or under load.
  • Car jerks during acceleration.

What you will need


  1. Open the hood of the Audi. The hood release is located under the dashboard on the driver's side.

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  2. Locate the mass airflow sensor next to the engine air filter.  locaiton of mass air flow senosr on Audi A S Q TT models  8P EV B6 B6 B7 B8 C4 C5 C8 C7 D2 D3 D4

    audi a4 maf sensor
  3. Unplug the electrical connector from the Audi mass airflow sensor. Press the connector, then pull it to unplug it from the MAF to change audi mass air flow sensor
  4. Replace model MAF Sensor. Remove the two screws that hold your Audi mass airflow sensor in place. 
  5. Install the new MAF on your Audi. 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 Audi A S Q TT models  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Part Numbers

Below is a table that shows several Audi MAF sensor part numbers and applicable model years; when applicable, cross-reference part numbers have been provided.

Part Number (Cross-reference) Fitment
0280218063, 0 280 218 063 06A906461L, 0280218063, 0 280 218 063 0280218064,0986280217 2000-2006 Audi A4 1.8L 2001-2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L 2001-2006 Audi TT ALL 2001-2002 Audi TT Quattro AWP ALL
0280218060 06A906461G 0 280 218 060, 06A 906 461 G 2007-2010 Audi Q7 4.2L
W0133-1815230 12817397 2001-08 Audi A6 Quattro/2001-10 A8 Quattro 4.2L 8Cyl 5-Prong Connector
06F906461A, 06F 906 461 A, 06F-906-461-A MAF0052, MAF 0052, AFH 60M-27, HTC AFH60M-27 MAF0052 HTC AFH60M-27 AFH60M-27 05 06 07 08 AUDI A4 AVANT 2.0L ENGINE AIR FLOW METER
06J906461B PZNRV31670001 AUDI A3 A4 A5 Q5 VW GTI JETTA PASSAT TIGUAN 08-17 2.0L
8ET009142241 , 078133471E,33650147 Audi A4 A6 6 Cylinder, 2.8L V6 Engine