does not spit and sputter just shuts off
could the mass airflow sensor make my motor shut off while driving on 1999 Pontiac Bonneville
Very possible!! Yellow light on in dash? You can easily test this sensor but need to know about the light.
check engine light is on
Take it to Auto Zone/Advance Auto have the codes read for free, then post the code numbers for more info.
the computer said that it was the mass airflow sensor I just want to make sure before spending a hundred and fifty dollars
Start engine, let it warm up. Tap on maf sensor with a screwdriver handle to see if egnine responds AT ALL, if so replace maf sensor, simple!
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yes for sure,it controls air/fuel ratio,to a point.
Are you using a K&N air filter by chance? As they have been known for killing mass airflow sensors on GM vehicles.