Check Engine Light Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor on Chevrolet Prizm

The mass air flow sensor may fail causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Average mileage: 133,965 (28,000–220,000)
5 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002
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my check engine will not go out i have had done everything on the car
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 135,500 mi,
My check engine light had been on for a couple of years but I could not figure out the cause. Finally the mass air flow sensor failed. The light finally went off after the sensor was replaced.
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 205,000 mi,
I used to have 6 pages of check engine problems. I have fixed every thing and then it goes back to map, why
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 179,000 mi,
I had to replace my Mass Air Flow Sensor on my 2001 chevy prizm (toyota engine). For $80 bucks at Kragen and a easy install by myself and my sister (we watched a video on youtube on how to fix it) it worked! the check engine light went off and has been off ever since! But before you buy a ne part, try carb cleaner and give it a good rub off. Sometimes that works. But my C.E.L was on for about 2 years so it didnt work for mine. But 90% of the time it is this problem with our make so I recommend trying! :)
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 28,000 mi,
hard starting in morn & light on.
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 98,000 mi,
The car was slow to start and slow to go in the mornings. The mass air flow sensor was replaced, and now it runs great.