How much is a mass air flow censor repair? on 2000 Toyota Echo

Engine light has been on for a while and mechanic said it is because mass air flow censor needs replacing. The car sometimes stalls a little, especially on hills.

by in San Diego, CA on February 01, 2012
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on February 01, 2012
HAVE HIM CLEAN IT 1ST AND SEE IF THAT HELPS. ITS WORTH A TRY
COMMENT by on February 01, 2012
Hi again, Global: I did what you said-- had the mechanic clean the air flow mass sensor. The light hasn't come on since (about 2 weeks). Two mechanics discouraged me from doing this, but I figured what did have to lose, but a few bucks compared to the $220. The mechanic who cleaned it for me (and now I know how to change the AFMS myself) said the light would come back on eventually. Hope not, but I do not regret going the cheaper route. Thanks very much!!!
ANSWER by on February 01, 2012
sensor is about 159 labor is .5 hours. Roy
COMMENT by on February 01, 2012
Hi Roy: Thanks for your price quote. My mechanic quoted me $179 for the part and about 1/2 hour for the labor, so your response "echos" that quote. But that is an expensive part! Echo