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MAF sensor cleaning...who'd a thunk!


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#51 cobcob

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:01 AM

I got some CRC brand cleaner last night, $7.99 at O'Reilly Auto

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 12:33 PM

Is CRC the good stuff???

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 09:29 PM

Ok, Just road my Bike to Autozone a few hours ago and picked this up!!
Is this the right stuff?????
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And i only paid $4.99! This is all they had? They did have some other CRC eletric parts cleaner but dident buy that!! This was mentiond on here so i bought this insted! Was that a good move??

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 12:44 AM

yep, that stuff should work just fine.

To clean it, just open the air box and look down the tube towards the intake. There will be a small opening to the side of the big hole. The wires you want to clean are in there. No need to actually take the MAF off the intake box/tube.

And yes, those connectors near the wiper should be unhooked normally.
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Posted 26 July 2007 - 08:05 AM

yeah, they had that for $4.99 or the proper MAF cleaner for $7.99... the MAF cleaner can weighed less and cost more so I got the cheaper stuff... had a brain fart earlier!

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 11:22 AM

Alright i'll try it tommorow becasuse it's raining now!:mad:

And i'm glad that mecanic did it right!! Because i couldent figure out whey my light was flashing!! Like right when you first start it up it'l be off but 3-4 min later the light start's doing a steady flash! Butn the can ran fine! That was in oct 06, Before i was a member on here! Plus i dident know to mush about Subaru's! Now's i'm learning pretty good!!


Thanx to all the great people on USMB!:)

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:08 PM

my 85 rx has the flapper door type. do I remove it to clean or on the car?

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:15 PM

yeah, they had that for $4.99 or the proper MAF cleaner for $7.99... the MAF cleaner can weighed less and cost more so I got the cheaper stuff... had a brain fart earlier!


cobcob,let me know how that goes.(HIJACK)also crawl under the rear of you wagon,look for a sticker on the rear diff. to see if your new wagon has a L.S.D. i CAN PROBABLY GET THAT 5SPD TURBO P/T D/R TRANS FOR YOU LOCAL.:burnout: :burnout:

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 02:59 PM

my 85 rx has the flapper door type. do I remove it to clean or on the car?


The flapper door MAF is a different style completely, and does not have the hot wires this thread is talking about cleaning. I'm not even sure if the flapper door has any way/need to be cleaned.

The Loyale: if the light started flashing after a few minutes, that means it found no codes (yay!).

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 12:34 PM

Yeah that's what i kinda figured after driving it around for a while!!! I'kl just glade there was no problem!! And you should have seen how great it passed emission's:lol: :grin: I was so happy it passed the firest time! Now i don't think i'll have any truble anytime soon!

OK about my MAF i took the top of the air box off so i could see inside, Then i took the air intake hose off so there was only the airbox and MAF!! I looked inside the top of the air box and i saw a little hole and i looked in there and there are some little wire thing's! They look like somethng for a light bulb!

Is that the right part to squrt the cleaner in? I hope so because i did that last night around 5:30pm.. And after in all evaperated i put it all but together and fired it up! It ran a little strange for a minute or so but then she ran good! UI can't tell if it's better then before, But everything helps right!

So it's cool!!:)

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:35 PM

mykingcrab, You gots a PM :clap:

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:38 PM

cobcob,let me know how that goes.(HIJACK)also crawl under the rear of you wagon,look for a sticker on the rear diff. to see if your new wagon has a L.S.D. i CAN PROBABLY GET THAT 5SPD TURBO P/T D/R TRANS FOR YOU LOCAL.:burnout: :burnout:



How dop you know if you have a LSD?? Because mine says 3.900 gear Ratio! And that's it i think!! Did you know before i cleaned all the gooey stuff off my rear diff i dident know there was a sticker and i dident know it was aliuminm!! Now the Aluminum stick's out and really show's off the rear end!! Cool!!! PS: The bolt head's are still copper looking!!

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:42 PM

It would have the letters LSD on there with the ratio. For a 3.9 to have an lsd it would either have to be converted, or from an xt6 that had the option, or from a turbo legacy and the t-leg is a vlsd.

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:47 PM

I know's it's the stock diff so it's probely not LSD!

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 01:12 AM

im going to do a buddy system on this one. a buddy of mine has a 2000 chevy suburban he wants to try this on and im gonna use what he has left on my car. when i was telling him about this i said it may not work or it might ruin ur engine and he should check up on it. but hes all about restoring his engine to the factory power. I wipe my hands if he frys something

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 01:20 AM

As long as you remove the sensor from the car, and don't put it back on until the cleaner has evaporated then you have nothing to worry about. Then again, I've used carb cleaner in efi cars before and never hurt anything.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 12:22 PM

Yeah to me if it all evaporated he should be good to go!! Dident have any problem with the Roo.




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