Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor May Cause Hesitation on Mazda Protege

A defective mass air flow sensor can cause hesitation on acceleration, a lack of power or other drivability problems, all of which are usually accompanied by Check Engine Light illumination.

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Average mileage: 150,394 (130,000–166,578)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder
3 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002
6 people reported this problem
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1999 Mazda Protege130,000
maf was replaced and I still had issues. Needed to replace spark plugs and there was a clogged vacumb hose in the back driver side of the intake manifold. It went all the way accross the engine to some sensor on the passanger side strut tower.
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1999 Mazda Protege166,578
Same problem...everytime i drive car feels slugish and powers not there...im guessing its the mass air flow sensor
had a certified mechanic look at this protege I was looking at purchasing and was told that this item needed to be replace amoungst many...
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