Results 1 to 4 of 4

question on MAF wires

This is a discussion on question on MAF wires within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i has a SLP Mas Air Flow Sensor and i was cleaning it up the other day. I was looking ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    OC, California
    Posts
    95

    Arctic White
    1999 Z28 M6

    Question question on MAF wires

    i has a SLP Mas Air Flow Sensor and i was cleaning it up the other day. I was looking at the little tiny wires that connect to the metal rods in the middle and i have no idea what those actually do, i know they are really sensitive from what iv read and people saying dont touch them and yadda yadda. but my question is, what do they actually do and what would happen if they got broken or messed up or covered in grease and shit? anyone have the info on this stuff?

  2. #2
    wrenchMadison
    Guest

    Thumbs up what a mass air flow sensor (maf) does

    Well that wire is a resister, what it does is measures how much electrical power it takes to heat the resister to 100 deg f. Then by whatever program is used(it verys with engine, etc.) the computer is able to calculate how much air is passing by at any one time. I hope this helps.

  3. #3
    Senior Member SeVeReDiStOrTiOn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Roseville, CA
    Posts
    8,164

    05 Wrangler
    00 Z28 sold :-(

    If they are broken for some reason...you'll need to replace the maf with a new one. Grease/oil from a aftermarket filter can be removed with electrical cleaner, or carb cleaner.

  4. #4
    We'll be back... GatorSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    THE SWAMP
    Posts
    1,446

    Light Pewter Metallic
    2000 Camaro SS M6

    Quote Originally Posted by FastAssZ
    i has a SLP Mas Air Flow Sensor and i was cleaning it up the other day. I was looking at the little tiny wires that connect to the metal rods in the middle and i have no idea what those actually do, i know they are really sensitive from what iv read and people saying dont touch them and yadda yadda. but my question is, what do they actually do and what would happen if they got broken or messed up or covered in grease and shit? anyone have the info on this stuff?
    Get some electrical cleaner (the no-residue kind) and some grease. Put some grease on those little tiny wires and then drive your car for a while and you'll see what all the "yadda yadda" is. Then take your electrical cleaner and carefully clean those little tiny wires. Drive it and then see if you notice any difference.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question bout plugs and wires???
    By Odawg1 in forum General Help
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-05-2010, 11:14 AM
  2. Plugs and Wires Install...MSD wires E3 plugs
    By Demon_Z28 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-04-2008, 04:53 AM
  3. Spark Plug wires question?
    By camarostripes96 in forum LT1
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-02-2008, 03:10 PM
  4. Question on spark plug wires.
    By SS-Power in forum External Engine
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-17-2007, 10:55 AM
  5. Question about spark plug wires?
    By amit in forum External Engine
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 06-27-2006, 03:49 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •