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Old 05-16-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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What to clean for performance?

I just cleaned my air filter, and i was wondering what other things are not difficult to clean that could help the car run better/better performance?


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I don’t know about “performance” but you could change your fuel filter, clean your MAF, change plugs and wires and reset your ECU. Those are all very easy and I am sure your car will feel much better after…mine did for sure.
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I don’t know about “performance” but you could change your fuel filter, clean your MAF, change plugs and wires and reset your ECU. Those are all very easy and I am sure your car will feel much better after…mine did for sure.
what exactly is the MAF?
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MAF is your Mass Air Flow Sensor. It’s on the tube leading from your intake air box to the throttle body. You will need to unplug the wire harness and a torx bit driver to remove the sensor.
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ok cool, well i unhooked it and this is what we got. looks pretty clean to me, what am i supposed to clean?

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is this what im supposed to clean? it looks pretty clean

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I got a bottle of MAF cleaner from autozone.
Yeah, I just said to unplug it to make it a bit easier to remove it. The part you are going to want to clean are the thin wire looking part, not so much the plug harness
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I got a bottle of MAF cleaner from autozone.
ok, but what exactly is the maf sensor? lol what part is supposed to be cleaned? ill buy the cleaner tomorrow
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You are going to want to gently spray the cleaner on the wire looking part that is at the base of the square tube. Through the opening on the square tube, you can see said wires.

What is the MAF???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_airflow_sensor
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ok cool, sorry i posted that last post before i saw that post where you said to clean to wire lol
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