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Could the mass airflow sensor make my motor shut off while driving

(1999 Pontiac Bonneville)
in Versailles, KY on September 16, 2013
does not spit and sputter just shuts off
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of Greg's Orange Auto on September 16, 2013
yes for sure,it controls air/fuel ratio,to a point.
on September 16, 2013
Very possible!! Yellow light on in dash? You can easily test this sensor but need to know about the light.
on September 16, 2013
check engine light is on
on September 16, 2013
Take it to Auto Zone/Advance Auto have the codes read for free, then post the code numbers for more info.
on September 16, 2013
the computer said that it was the mass airflow sensor I just want to make sure before spending a hundred and fifty dollars
on September 16, 2013
Start engine, let it warm up. Tap on maf sensor with a screwdriver handle to see if egnine responds AT ALL, if so replace maf sensor, simple!
on September 16, 2013
Are you using a K&N air filter by chance? As they have been known for killing mass airflow sensors on GM vehicles.
on September 16, 2013
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