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Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor May Cause Hesitation on Mazda Protege

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A defective mass air flow sensor can cause hesitation on acceleration, a lack of power or other drivability problems, all of which are usually accompanied by Check Engine Light illumination.

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Mazda Protege Vehicles With This Problem

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$279-$418
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Average mileage: 157,115 (130,000–184,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder
3 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002
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maf was replaced and I still had issues. Needed to replace spark plugs and there was a clogged vacumb hose in the back driver side of the intake manifold. It went all the way accross the engine to some sensor on the passanger side strut tower.
had a certified mechanic look at this protege I was looking at purchasing and was told that this item needed to be replace amoungst many...
Just recently the engine has gotten a lot louder with a sort of flapping sound but different i can't explain it in words but the acceleration feels weaker though, also there is a kind of loud tinging noise from the engine idk what it is, my engine check light is on but auto zone can't read what's wrong for some reason
Same problem...everytime i drive car feels slugish and powers not there...im guessing its the mass air flow sensor