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This guide will provide information about Acura Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor, common problems, and how to change the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor on an Acura.

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Replacing the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor on an Acura is very 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 checking 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 very easy to replace and is held in place with two screws.

What you will need


  1. Open the hood of your ACURA. Pull the hood release, which is located under the dashboard on the driver's side. Open hood of your ACURA model to change the MAF sensor

  2. 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 MDX, NSX, RDX, RL RLX, RSX, SLX, TL TLX,  ZDX, CDX, CL, VSX, EL, ILX, Integra, Legend
  3. Unplug the electrical connector from your ACURA mass airflow sensor. unplug acura maf sensor
  4. Remove MAF Sensor. Remove the two Philips screws, then pull the MAF sensor out of the housing.
  5. Remove the screws that hold the mass airflow sensor in place. maf acura removal diy
  6. 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 varies ranges between $150 and $350.

The cost to change the Acura MAF sensor yourself is between $20 and $60.