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

 

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echome, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, San Diego, CA, February 01, 2012, 13:01
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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.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 01, 2012, 13:12
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    HAVE HIM CLEAN IT 1ST AND SEE IF THAT HELPS. ITS WORTH A TRY

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    echome, February 01, 2012, 15:45
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    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!!!

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    February 01, 2012, 14:12
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    sensor is about 159

    labor is .5 hours.

    Roy

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    echome, February 01, 2012, 15:47
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    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

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