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
7 people reported this problem
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1999 Mazda Protege 130,000 mi,
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.
1999 Mazda Protege 166,578 mi,
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...