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Old 09-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #11
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If the pipe is in upside down, that may cause an issue. And tuning the computer is a pretty lengthy process... not to mention expensive. But you really shouldn't need to. I've been running my CAI for at least a year and a half now, and still haven't gotten a tune and it runs just fine... I think having the MAF sensor or the MAF sensor pipe in the wrong way would make the most sense. Also, removing the negative battery cable may help as Duhamel suggested.
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OK. I will give this a try and see what happens. thanks for ur help
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No prob man, post back if it's still acting funny. And in case no one has said it yet, welcome to FF!
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Haha thank you. I am still trying to figure out how to work the website but I'm catching on
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If you find everything is installed correctly, and you haven't already done this recently, you might try cleaning the throttle body. I can imagine a situation where some strategically deposited gunk in the throttle body didn't interfere while running with the stock air box, but it suddenly causes issues when the throttle body is dealing with the air flow from the new CAI. It's a cheap and quick stab at solving the problem, plus it'll be good for the car even if it doesn't fix the issue.
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The odd thing is my fiancÚ has a identical two door version. I bought one for her car as well, and it has the exact same problem
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Weeeird... and that is a good suggestion, Also-ran. I had to actually adjust my throttle body a bit after I installed my Steeda CAI.
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Have a shop run a diagnostic on the cars ecu if ur still having a problem. I had a bucking problem because my maf was reading -150 degrees.

I replaced that and my front o2 sensor and my problem went away
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i have the same prob going up hills, it hits like 1400 rpm and starts bucking
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Yup does your have the steeda cai?
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