Acura Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement, Cost, DIY
In this guide, you will find instructions on how to change the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor on 1998-2019 ACURA models. The mass air flow sensor is very easy to replace and is held in place with two screws.
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Symptoms of bad Acura Mass Air Flow Sensor
Typical symptoms that your Acura mass air flow sensor is bad include check engine light coming on, poor engine performance, a decrease in fuel economy and poor throttle response.
- ACURA 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.
How to change Acura MAF Sensor
What you will need
Open the hood of your ACURA. The hood release is located under the dashboard on the driver's side.
Locate Acura mass air flow sensor
Locate the mass air flow sensor on your ACURA. In all Acuras, the MAF sensor is located near the engine air filter housing. Location of mass air flow sensor on Acura TLX.
Unplug the wire harness
Unplug the electrical connector from your ACURA mass air flow sensor.
Replace model MAF Sensor
Remove the two Philips screws then pull the MAF sensor out of the housing.
Remove the screws that hold the mass air flow sensor in place.
Install new MAF on ACURA model
Install the new MAF on your ACURA. Tight the screws so that they are snug. Plug the electrical connector until it locks in place.
This guide will help owners of Acura MDX, NSX, RDX, RL RLX, RSX, SLX, TL TLX, ZDX, CDX, CL, VSX, EL, ILX, Integra, Legend.
Acura Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement Cost
Changing the mass air flow sensor at the dealer or auto repair shop varies ranges between $150 and $350.
The cost to change Acura MAF sensor yourself is between $20 and $120.
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