1998 Chevrolet Lumina Q&A

1998 Chevrolet Lumina Question: why does car idle get worse when we replace MAS?

Code showed MAS was bad, replaced with used part. Light went out, but car would barely run - it would rev high upon startup, then rev dropped and it would sputter and die/almost die. It just kept doing that in a cycle. When we unplugged sensor, the car runs much better, however check engine light is then on. -
Answer 1
Check the big rubber intake tube to be sure it is not damaged and installed/tightened correctly. - Try a new MAF sensor! -
Comment 1
I agree with pushrod. Sounds like you have a HUGE unmetered air leak. -