cleaning a mass air flow sensor

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Asked by Dec 05, 2007 at 12:49 PM about the 1987 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Where is the maf located?

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This is located in the throttle body between the air box and the intake manifold. It's usually held on by two or three screws, or a band going around if it's a circular MAF. You don't want to clean this with anything but special Mass Airflow Sensor cleaning spray. This is available from automotive specialty shops. First time I heard of it was when I was working as a mechanic. Cleaning with regular throttle body cleaner, brake cleaner, etc., can lead to sensor damage.

i would replace mass air,problem could be electrial.

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The T-bird did not come with Mass air in 1987 (unless someone swapped in a later engine or converted it and that is highly unlikely) so you do not need to worry about cleaning it. The T-bird engine is speed density rather than mass air metered.

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