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Old 09-01-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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Steeda cai problems

Hey I hope someone can help me. I just put a steeda cai on my 2008 focus auto trans, and now whenever I'm cruising down the highway and it shifts into overdrive when it's bogged down to like 1400rpm, my car starts bucking back and forth? If I take it out of overdrive the problem stops. I know there's a sleeve inside the air pipe that you can take out if you are going to tune your car, but I didn't take it out so it should work on a stock tune. Or so steeda tells me. Anyone else have this problem? Thanks


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Old 09-02-2012, 05:42 AM   #2
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Should have just left it stock its a expensive lesson for you sorry! I guess if you kept the old parts (you did keep the old parts didn't you) you can put your car back together stock, and your overdrive will work like new again!
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I'd hesitate to just throw the stock stuff back on... There are tons of 2nd gen owners who have the Steeda cai, and this is the first I've heard of something like this. I'd talk to Steeda and see if you can find a member around here who has that setup.
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I'd hesitate to just throw the stock stuff back on... There are tons of 2nd gen owners who have the Steeda cai, and this is the first I've heard of something like this. I'd talk to Steeda and see if you can find a member around here who has that setup.
x2 i have had mine on for over a year and no issues what so ever
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:33 PM   #5
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Did you disconnect the negative battery cable when installing? If you didn't, give it a try, and leave it off for about 10 - 15 minutes.

PS - Make sure you have the MAF sensor pointing in the right direction. Not sure if the Steeda allows you to install in the wrong direction, but it would be a good idea to make sure it's the right way.

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Old 09-02-2012, 03:42 PM   #6
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Do you have the pzev model?
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no i dont have the pzev. i was thinking along the lines of the maf being upside down. it can go on two ways. i didnt think it would make much difference. ill try flipping it and seeing what happens tomorrow
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It's been a while since I looked at mine, but I believe the silver/metal side with the openings/holes should be facing the filter.

You did the battery pull/disconnect right?
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well with my maf sensor plugged in, the red lock tab is facing down. im thinking i have the whole pipe in upside down maybe? not sure how it would make difference, maybe with the positioning of the maf
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:36 PM   #10
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how do you tune the computer? maybe i can just tune it, if its easy enough and hopefuly that will take car of the problem.
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