Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Replacing MAF (Mass Air Flow Sensor)


Recommended Posts

Nader/Loren/Jeff

Is the MAF sensor on the Boxster the same as an '03 Carrera C2? If so I was wondering if I could borrow one of your MAF sensors Nader? I have a CE light that pops on and we think it's the MAF sensor, but before I go out and spend $$ I wanted to make sure.

Thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 82
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Moderators

Your 3.6 uses 986 606 125 01, which is also the latest e-gas version used on the Boxster. Nader has a 1998 which is not e-gas so it will not work on your car.

If you go to the October 9th tech session you might find someone to swap. I sent an email notice to your atari address but it came back.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 years later...
I have the classic problems related to a failing MAF (99' 2.5L Boxster - MAF Part # 996 606 123 00). I want to replace the unit myself, but is it neccessary to recalibrate the MAF and ECU after a new one is installed?

(My dealer wants $375 for the unit and 1.5 hours labor, when I can buy it for $235 and install it myself in about 15 mins.) :soapbox: I cleaned it today and will see if this helps, but I'm pretty sure it needs to be replaced.

Only issue I have is whether I need to have the ECU recalibrated.......and if so, how much should I expect to pay the dealer for this?

Thanks mucho :thumbup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have the classic problems related to a failing MAF (99' 2.5L Boxster - MAF Part # 996 606 123 00). I want to replace the unit myself, but is it neccessary to recalibrate the MAF and ECU after a new one is installed?

(My dealer wants $375 for the unit and 1.5 hours labor, when I can buy it for $235 and install it myself in about 15 mins.) :soapbox: I cleaned it today and will see if this helps, but I'm pretty sure it needs to be replaced.

Only issue I have is whether I need to have the ECU recalibrated.......and if so, how much should I expect to pay the dealer for this?

Thanks mucho :thumbup:

I just found this article by googleing "how do I fix a mas sensor problem on a 996 911" and it litterally saved me $550.00. I spent a wopping 5 minutes taking the part out. 2 screws (dealer claims 1.5 hours labor "freakin crooks") and cleaning the part with electrical device cleaner you can pick up at stapples or office depot. Simply clean the part, reinstall, unplug battery for 10 minutes to reset, reconnect the battery cable and whala "no more CeL prob." if the part is truly damaged then by all means relplace and "do it yourself" I could teach my 9 year old son to do it. Try this method before you spend the $160-$345 for the part. Hope this helps you as much as it helped me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just found this article by googleing "how do I fix a mas sensor problem on a 996 911" and it litterally saved me $550.00. I spent a wopping 5 minutes taking the part out. 2 screws (dealer claims 1.5 hours labor "freakin crooks") and cleaning the part with electrical device cleaner you can pick up at stapples or office depot. Simply clean the part, reinstall, unplug battery for 10 minutes to reset, reconnect the battery cable and whala "no more CeL prob." if the part is truly damaged then by all means relplace and "do it yourself" I could teach my 9 year old son to do it. Try this method before you spend the $160-$345 for the part. Hope this helps you as much as it helped me.

that's great news, but... personally, i have found that cleaning the MAF is usually only a (very) temporary solution. my guess is that you will again have MAF issues in the near future.

best bet is to replace the MAF with a new one (if the MAF is actually the cause of your CEL - and it usually ISN'T - keep that in mind). AutoHausAZ.com has the best prices on MAFs these days.

you didn't mention any problems besides your CEL being on. what were the codes you found? if they were 1128/1130, more often than not, it is not the MAF.

as far as teaching your 9-year old how to do it, i did exactly that. ;)

6709_porsche_cars.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.