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Old December 22nd, 2005, 12:04 AM   #1
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Cleaning The Mass Airflow Sensor


my buddy's got a 03 GT and he was wondering what would happen if you clean the MAF with Isopropyl alcohol and a Q-tip. well i never heard of cleaning it with that. i was always told to use electical contact cleaner. well he did this and he's regretting it now. can anything bad happen by cleaning your Mass airflow sensor with this type of stuff. thanks for any help.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 12:12 AM   #2
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you could damage the heating element in it by using a q-tip, but if he didn't then it's fine. As long as the substance he uses doesn't leave a residue and he didn't physically damage the element...
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 12:27 AM   #3
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yeah he told me he used a Q-tip when he cleaned it with the alcohol.
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i was told to use that once and never had a problem. they told me to be VERY SOFT with the Q-tip and like MD said, not leave any residue.
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Yeah, a Q-tip wont hurt it. You can be a jackass and try to scrub it and then you can have problems. But think about it for a second... why would you need to use a q-tip in the first place. There isnt going to be anything on the MAF sensors that would need something like a q-tip to "scrub" off. I would suggest to everyone not to use a q-tip. Nothing elect. cleaner wont get off, like you stated before. I clean toyota MAF's off at least once a week. Elect. cleaner... all set. saves money, time and you wont damage it.
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with the maf i dunno.
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i used gunk electric motor cleaner when i did mine and it worked great.
i hace also seen people use throttle plate cleaner without problems
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I use carb cleaner and let it air dry
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Old January 14th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #9
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Holy digging up the past! 4 years old I guess isn't that old.
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Well while we're on the subject.

C&R electronics cleaner. Spray it on, let it dry.
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Ok ok, I didn't want to say it, but you can just go to the autoparts store and buy the can that says MAF Cleaner on it. Worked for me anyways, like it was made for it or something.
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lol
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They make MAF cleaner. Works good!

The bottle says it adds 10hp ROFL
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Originally Posted by sharkbait View Post
They make MAF cleaner. Works good!

The bottle says it adds 10hp ROFL
Haha I have the same stuff and it kills me w/ that quote. Does it help? Yes. Does it add 10hp? HELL NO! lol
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what about brake cleaner??
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Brake and carb cleaner are too strong. It will either damage or leave a residue on the element. Just buy a can of the MAF/electircal cleaner. I would get the MAF cleaner, and you can use it on other electrical stuff. Better safe than buying a new MAF.
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have you guys heard of MAF cleaner?
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Whats a MAF? Why do I need to clean it? How do I know when to clean it, does it stink?
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Old January 15th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by BostonPerformance View Post
have you guys heard of MAF cleaner?
Yes we have, well at least I have I can’t speak for the rest. I asked the question because we might not have MAF cleaner but might have other cleaners and wanted to know if these would be an alternative instead of having to go buy some.
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Don't worry homie. I think he was being sarcastic with everyone who kept posting "Use Maf cleaner". Don't even think it was directed at you.
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