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Anybody replaced/fixed the MAF sensor connector harness?

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I've been having some Mass Air Flow related issues, and I believe it's the wiring going to it. I've asked some more general MAF questions in the general 996 forum, and Loren and others were helpful. But, I can't find any info anywhere on replacing or fixing these connectors.

Has anybody attempted this? Was anybody successful at getting to the connection on this this for testing?

I called the dealer this morning about a replacement MAF connector. The guy said they only sell the whole wiring harness for the whole ECU for $2000. Well, I obviously don't want to do that.

Oh, also I've cleaned it and checked for vacuum leaks and just about everything else.

Thanks in advance..

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It would depend on where the wiring problem is. Have you narrowed it down? Have you tried a new MAF to be sure it is the wiring?

A new MAF sensor is on the way. Will probably be here in a few days.

I believe the problem is within the last foot of the MAF wires or the connector. I'm just hoping someone knows a way of non-destructively removing each pin from the connector or has a tip for non-destructively tapping the connections to the MAF and the connector.

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Ok, just to let anybody interested know, I ended up taking the smallest sewing needles I had in the house and pushed them straight through the wires of interest. I hooked these up to my DataQ data acquisition module (very cheap and easy-to-use, $25 for four analog inputs). I found that the MAF out was sending a steady 1.35V and did not vary with load/revving the engine. The temperature output did output plausible numbers. I don't remember exactly what the voltage was, but it rose slowly while sitting there and the engine warmed up.

So now I think the MAF sensor is just flat broken. It doesn't look like it's putting out a signal.

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