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aut zone told me my truck has no mass air flow sensor

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:55 PM
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Default aut zone told me my truck has no mass air flow sensor

I called to get a price today for a mass air flow sensor at auto zone and the guy on the phone told me my truck doesnt have one cause his computer said not reqired.then i called advanced and they told me they have one for $75 bucks.what gives why would they say that?
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There's no mass air flow sensor. Look at your air cleaner assembly and the plastic tube attached...see a mass air flow sensor? You shoudln't... Why are you looking to get one anyways?

You must've given AAP the wrong info or they were looking at a MAP sensor or something of the like. You can buy it if you want... but you can't install it anywhere and the computer won't even look for MAF sensor readings to begin with
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our trucks don't have a MAF sensor (mass air flow).

they do have a MAP sensor (manifold air pressure) and they are $75-100, and they very seldom fail. don't replace it unless you know for sure that its bad, such as a pcm code...
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For once an AutoZone counter monkey got it right. And the counter monkey at Advanced just quoted a price for a MAP sensor without bothering to educate the customer, which may or may not be the right way to go. Some folks like being set straight, others get all self-righteously indignant.
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I guess the few hours sleep I had made me say it wrong lol .i did mean to say MAP sensor ugh. I was just calling to get a price after i called about another item at both stores what on earth was I thinking i want i was to tired oh well no big deal thanks
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I was told today that my 2000 ram had a mass air flow sensor problem. It starts but then sits there and bogs and wont take any gas but every once in a while it might catch and actually run for 10 minutes or so.
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Don't have a mass air flow sensor. Is your CEL coming on?
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welcome to df, robert green.

jumping ahead - check for stored codes in the computer.
turn ignition to on - off - on - off - on
read codes in odometer, ending with p-done.

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I was told today that my 2000 ram had a mass air flow sensor problem. It starts but then sits there and bogs and wont take any gas but every once in a while it might catch and actually run for 10 minutes or so.

...and who told you this and why?

More likely plenum blown and cat clogged as well as confused O2, bad IAC (or dirty port), or TPS.......but certainly NOT a MAF issue.
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The fuel pump could also be suspect with information provided.
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