Mitsubishi Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement

Mitsubishi Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement

The Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor is a very important sensor on your Mitsubishi. It measures the temperature and amount of air entering the engine. 

Mitsubishi MAF sensor may fail which in turn triggers the check engine light (service engine soon) to come on and a number of performance issues. 

Follow these step by step instructions on how to replace a Mitsubishi Mass Air Flow sensor yourself. While the pictures in this guide are from a 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer, the procedure is almost identical for other models including Outlander, Galant, Mirage, Eclipse, Montero. The main difference is that the part number will be different.  


Common symptoms of a bad Mitsubishi Mass Air Flow sensor include: 

  • Check engine light on
  • Poor starting
  • Engine Surging
  • Engine stalling
  • No-start condition
  • Engine starts then dies
  • Rough idle
  • Service engine soon on (some models)

Tools Required

  • Philips screwdriver
  • 10mm Sockets
  • Torx socket

You may not need all these tools. This depends if you are changing just the sensor or the whole MAF body.


  • Park your Mitsubishi on level ground and set the parking brakes. mitsubishi lancer parked
  • Pull the hood release under the hood. Prop the hood open. 
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  • Locate the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor on the intake air duct. mitsubishi mass air flow sensor
  • Remove the two torx bolts that hold the sensor in place. On some models, you will need to disconnect the air duct hose as the sensor comes as one unit. mitsubishi maf sensor screw bolt
  • Press the electrical connector and pull to uplug mass air flow sensor connector disconnected outlander lancer
  • Install the new MAF sensor and reconnonet the electrical connector. You should hear a click when the connector is fully inserted. 
  • Restart the engine. mitsubishi engine started service engine soon light off onYour engine should now run smooth but the check engine light will remain on. If prefered use an OBD-II scanner to reset Mitsubishi check engine light (service engine soon). 

If there are no other problems present, your check engine light will reset on its own. This can take up to one week of normal driving. If your Mitsubishi check engine light has not reset within a week, read the codes with an OBD-II scanner. 



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