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Old 09-01-2012, 08:23 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 09-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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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
Sounds a lot similar to a transmission issue
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It does however I took the cai off and reinstalled the factory air box and couldn't duplicate the problem. My fiancÚ has a identical car except hers is two door and I installed one on hers as well ...same problem
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My advice call steeda back and talk to them again.
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Could be due to a sensor. Senses too much or too little air and adjusts to compensate, hence bucking or bogging. Just a guess as to why it wouldnt do it on the stock intake
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This problem is driving me insane. I think I'm going to try to flip the pipe with the maf sensor in it and see if it makes a diffrence. Maybe it is supposed to go on a certain way. Steeda doesn't want to help a lot either because I got it from summit racing.
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Heres a pic i found online of 2008 with steeda intake. See if it matches urs.
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yea my sensor is facing the other way. that red lock tab is facing down on mine. i dont see how that would make a diffrence but im going to try to flip it around tommorrow and see what happens. thanks
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Ur maf sensor is readin backwords. Think of it like this ur comp is readin that ur motor is pushin air out of the motor through intake. Once u flip the sensor it should run fine.
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Ur maf sensor is readin backwords. Think of it like this ur comp is readin that ur motor is pushin air out of the motor through intake. Once u flip the sensor it should run fine.
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