Replace air filter when replacing failed mass air flow sensor on Mercedes-Benz ML320

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor tends to fail. The engine air filter should be replaced when the mass air flow sensor is replaced; a dirty filter can allow debris to damage the new sensor.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 174,000 (174,000–174,000)
6 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003
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My suv had been cutting off.. So the mechanic says it was the gear shaft.. He fixed that but it's still running bad, like it wants to cut off. any suggestions on what else is going on thxs