1999 Pontiac Bonneville Q&A

1999 Pontiac Bonneville Question: could the mass airflow sensor make my motor shut off while driving

does not spit and sputter just shuts off -
Answer 1
yes for sure,it controls air/fuel ratio,to a point. -
Answer 2
Very possible!! Yellow light on in dash? You can easily test this sensor but need to know about the light. -
Comment 1
check engine light is on -
Comment 2
Take it to Auto Zone/Advance Auto have the codes read for free, then post the code numbers for more info. -
Comment 3
the computer said that it was the mass airflow sensor I just want to make sure before spending a hundred and fifty dollars -
Comment 4
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! -
Answer 3
Are you using a K&N air filter by chance? As they have been known for killing mass airflow sensors on GM vehicles. -