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Old 07-08-2006
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cleaning my maf sensor.......?

i want to clean my MAF sensor so i took it off and there is nothing to this thing.

i figured maybe there would be a screen or somthing inside it but no.

when you clean these things, what r u suppose to clean?

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QD contact cleaner in the areosol can....

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i have never heard of cleaning them
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but what part of the maf r u suppose to clean?
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you just spray the filiment.... check out this thread and youll get more answers...

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...t=cleaning+maf
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To clarify the statement above "Spray the Filament". This does not mean you hit the filament with a lot of pressure. The filament is delicate..... You gently spray the air horn and the filament to remove any oil or possible dust that has collected....

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do u have to let it air dry before you put it back on?
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it'll be dry in seconds, i use brakleen electro-motive. i've used it on my maf, my tranny, all kinds of stuff.
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Reading these posts reminded me that it was time to clean the MAF again!!!
Removed the conical K&N air filter from the MAF adapter and gently sprayed throttlebody cleaner (electronics plastic sensor safe type) onto the filaments, air horn and inside of housing. By the time I reinstalled the conical filter... the cleaner had evaporated....
Not a bad idea to do this every couple months since it only take about 10 minutes..... Just call it preventative maintenance.

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To clarify the statement above "Spray the Filament". This does not mean you hit the filament with a lot of pressure. The filament is delicate..... You gently spray the air horn and the filament to remove any oil or possible dust that has collected....

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i am having some kind of trouble determining what is the "Filament"?

air horn and filament?
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IF you look very closely... there are a couple fine wires inside the air horn of the MAF.

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thats mine... i dont know what yours looks like but thats the filiment...
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