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Falure due to mass air flow

(2001 Buick LeSabre)
in Chouteau, OK on January 09, 2011
2001 lesabre dies intermitently will not start until code p0101 is erased changed mass air flow sensor no change what now?
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on January 09, 2011
clearing the code does nothing
htere is a problem with the mass air flow system, not just the sensor but possible wiring or hose routing. it would be wise to let a shop examine it and tell you the issue and give you a bid.

on March 17, 2011
I'm having the same problem I think, but on a 96 Buick century. It'll idle fine but cuts out and sets a code p0101 during acceleration at different speeds and throttle positions . The car will not start to prevent damage to the malfunctioning engine and sets the code. If any emissions related sensors were out a code would set after engine warms. Our culprit I believe is the catylitic converter. The computer detects an error in the air flow circuit you and i think that means an electrical circuit but a cicuit is a route even if it's not electrical. Air flow circuit is same as air flow route.Air goes in intake and out tailpipe along with gas made by burnt fuel. A clog in the exhaust will cause car to lack power and negatively alter the read-out of EGR and MAF as well as MAP. Have your Cat checked and let me know how it goes.
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