My 1999 Chevrolet Lumina had a mass air flow sensor problem. It kept stalling out. I drove it out of state, then once i got back, now it wont crank up! A friend said the mass air flow sensor would

Asked by Jul 19, 2013 at 07:31 AM about the 1999 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LTZ Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

A friend said the mass ait fow sensor would not cause the car not to start.. do you think its a solenoid sensor or possibly the starter ??

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A bad MAF CAN cause a 'no start'. Usually it will cause long cranking time before starting, poor performance and poor economy because of a bad MAF, it is part of what sets fuel/air trim... yes, sometimes run, but badly or no start at all. How do you know the MAF is the problem? Have you gotten a P0101 or P0102 code?

It can be cleaned, and you may not need a new one if that really is the problem. These two videos explain how: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQGSkWEC_u4 www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TO7ZC5N-aA

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