does not spit and sputter just shuts off
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1999 Pontiac Bonneville Question: could the mass airflow sensor make my motor shut off while driving
Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (14262 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper September 16, 2013, 06:54Master
yes for sure,it controls air/fuel ratio,to a point.
Answer #2pushrod September 16, 2013, 06:55Master
Very possible!! Yellow light on in dash? You can easily test this sensor but need to know about the light.
Replycollinfrazier, September 16, 2013, 08:49Rookie
check engine light is on
Replypushrod, September 16, 2013, 09:04Master
Take it to Auto Zone/Advance Auto have the codes read for free, then post the code numbers for more info.
Replycollinfrazier, September 16, 2013, 09:05Rookie
the computer said that it was the mass airflow sensor I just want to make sure before spending a hundred and fifty dollars
Replypushrod, September 16, 2013, 14:50Master
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 #3Tbone1980 September 16, 2013, 10:00Journeyman
Are you using a K&N air filter by chance? As they have been known for killing mass airflow sensors on GM vehicles.
Replycollinfrazier, September 16, 2013, 10:05Rookie