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Old 06-05-2004
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Last night I took her out and got a bit muddy. Now the check engine lite is on, and the trottle is sticking and reving a bit up on it's own. My only guess so far is I might have got some moisture on the MAF. Haven't taken off the air filter cover yet to look though. Doing that after I have dinner. Any suggestions? If it is dirt/water on MAF, how do I clean that off?
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She's acting up...

use CRC Eletrical Contact cleaner, u can get it at autozone, just take out the airbox with the MAF attached and spray away, let it dry for a lil while and then run the truck and see how it does

u could also try resetting the comp when u do this
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also while youre at autozone, have them scan that CEL to see exactly what the problem is. and THANK YOU bryan for recommending the right stuff, most people suggest carb or brake cleaner, but only a cleaner like CRC Electrical cleaner is safe enough to use on the sensitive electronics inside the MAF
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Make sure you get the correct size can of CRC.
There are 2 different ones.
A larger one(you dont want)
And a smaller sized can that says "safe for sensitive electronics"
on the back It should be 4.5oz can. (I have a can sitting behind me heh)


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whats the UPC??

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Well took the air filter out last night. I actually had mud in the bottom of the air box. :( So took it all apart, and washed out the box. Used the CRC and sprayed off the MAF and let everything dry out. Still getting the check engine. Just got back from Advanced Auto. Got the recharge kit for the K&N Filter. Now cleaning the filter and have a cheap Fram filter in till that gets cleaned and dried out. Battery & alternator are fine. They can't scan the truck to see why the light is on till their insurance covers it starting July. So...... I stilll don't know what's wrong with it. :x
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your funny Bob!
i have been using TB/carb cleaner on MAF's for years with no problems!
also thats one of the questions on the ASE tune up and performance test, and neither answer was CRC electrical contact cleaner.
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Mods...UPDATE. LAST POST

You have had so many problems with her since I have been in Germany! Dude, maybe you should just drive mine until I get back!
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lol Candice.......


sucks that your having problems, dont know what to tell you, you said it was revving on its own, has to be tha MAF...

let is know what happens, hope you get it all situated
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You have had so many problems with her since I have been in Germany! Dude, maybe you should just drive mine until I get back!
~Candice

If HIS is acting up, would you really want him to drive yours? I mean you would get back and have TWO broken rangers..... :badgrin:
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Well I think the truck misses you too!!!
I found out what the check engine light is on about. The code is for the throtle sensor. I took it abart and cleand with the CRC and dialectric grease. Worked good for a min or two, then light is back on. So I guess I have to wash it good, and send it into the shop. :cry:
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Resetting the computer won't help any
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Alright maybe you shouldn't play with my truck if you're going to break it too! Hope you figure it out honey!
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if you got that much dirt in the maf more then likley one or both of the wires are broken and it will never run right untill its replaced.
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