Check Engine Light Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor on Chevrolet Prizm

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The mass air flow sensor may fail causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 130,970 (28,000–220,000)
5 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002
16 people reported this problem
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My check engine light had been on for a couple of years but I could not figure out the cause. Finally the mass air flow sensor failed. The light finally went off after the sensor was replaced.
I have a new mass airflow sensor and a new 02 sensor but it is still reading lean on bank 1 and bank 2 so I just don't know what to do.
I used to have 6 pages of check engine problems. I have fixed every thing and then it goes back to map, why
I had to replace my Mass Air Flow Sensor on my 2001 chevy prizm (toyota engine). For $80 bucks at Kragen and a easy install by myself and my sister (we watched a video on youtube on how to fix it) it worked! the check engine light went off and has been off ever since! But before you buy a ne part, try carb cleaner and give it a good rub off. Sometimes that works. But my C.E.L was on for about 2 years so it didnt work for mine. But 90% of the time it is this problem with our make so I recommend trying! :)
The car was slow to start and slow to go in the mornings. The mass air flow sensor was replaced, and now it runs great.