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Cleaning MAF, Any advice?

Well, since none of you replied to my need help thread lol, i am going to see what cleaning the maf will do for my truck.. So.. did some research, and i went and got a can of carb and choke cleaner(all the bx had), and a torx (with the little hole in the middle) set..

Anything else i need to know? do i have to take out the whole assembly, or can i just take out the two torx heads and pull the maf sensor out, clean it and put it back in..
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ok, so i just read not to clean it with carb cleaner.. but somewhere else i read that you can.. so what is it? my truck isnt going to explode is it lol?
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there is an electronic parts cleaner or a maf sensor cleaner that is preferred. Any parts store will have it.

You don;t have to remove it, just spray it in the same direction as the airflow.

If you do remove it, it has to be a security torx bit. The stores have a small kit for around $6. The security means there torx bit has to be hollow.
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yes youll need the security bit. and use MAF cleaner.
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i've used no-voc brakleen (green can) to clean one before...i've heard that it is okay, but the best bet is the MAF cleaner
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And dont touch it, with anything. IMO
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well already cleaned it with the carb cleaner.. did some research, some people say use it, others say dont.. The filiments were like black though.. Now they are nice and silver:).. Truck seems to run better.. tomorrow will be the test though..
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