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Dealer says I need a Mass Air Flow Sensor for the 94 - 4.6l

Im going to get the printout now, but they say it will run $550. Is this fair?

I did one to an SHO a couple of years ago and I dont think it was this costly.

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$550??? Do you get a free set of tires as well?

The refurbished ones from AutoZone are less than $100, and the ones I checked have the Ford part numbers on the sensor....

Take up Palmguy on his offer.
 

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I can certainly appreciate the dealership being in business to make money, but that is obscene!

5 -10 minute job to change it and I think I paid $60 for the last one on I bought.
 

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Check with Dan Newman over at Joe Cooper Ford.

You shouldn't have to pay any more than $150 to $175 max. from Ford

The reman ones from AutoZone or Advance are junk, based on my own experience with them.

This is one of the more important components on the car, so don't go cheap on this one
 

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Well. Just got back from the dealer.

It was $93 to read the codes.

It is $309 for the new MAFS.

It is $90 more for Installation.

And then tax, of course.

Im inclined to just leave it, and just get it fixed, its there, and it will be genuine Ford parts. It did seem high though.
 

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you can change the mass air flow meter your self in about 15 minutes. All you need is a 8 mm or 5/16 1/4 inch drive socket set and a screwdriver. I would put up a request for parts on the site you might be able to buy a used one fairly cheaply
 

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I agree that it is high, too.

It takes all of 15 minutes to swap out a MAF.

Buy from Dan, and Do It Yourself. His are genuine Ford parts too.
 

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i'll shipped you $250 for one maf....


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Not trying to impede Palmguys offer, but have you tried cleaning the MAF yet? If not, you may want to do that. Use the search button to figure out how. It's not hard.

Edit: Here is a direct link to the tech article.
 

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Dude, you can get a MAF from NAPA for around $100. This does include the L-MAF. I checked it out myself. They are re-mans but have a warranty.

Clean the maf and try again.

For the price they are charging, you could buy a L-MAF from NAPA and a new high fangled SCT tuner from SCT.

My words of wisdom. Otherwise clean it. If it doesn't work then, go to NAPA, get a re-man. Less than $150. No chip change required and the T-bird MAF's still outflow 302 mustang mafs.

Vegas freaks charge way too much......
 

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$93 to read the codes when you can go to autozone and have them read for free. A code reader is not that hard to use. It's not like there is months of training to use one. God i hate stealerships. As far as changing the maf. Don't let the dealer do it. Changing the maf is only slightly more difficult than changing a lightbulb
 

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azreael344 said:
Changing the maf is only slightly more difficult than changing a lightbulb
(Yes, I realize I'm a touch late on this)

I'd say it's slightly EASIER than changing a lightbulb, considering how hard it was to change the bulbs in my car the first time.
 

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Law & Order S.V.U.

Rape and beating going down!!!!
:uppoint: :uppoint: :uppoint:

JMHO
DR:cool:
 

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The car has run great for 4 months.

When I bought the car 4 months ago, the check engine light was on. The following codes came up PO102, PO122, PO500, PO171, PO174 (A prior post told me that if I posted the codes, someone might be able to decipher them). The dealer fixed the mass air flow sensor but ripped me off in the process. Sure enough, the check engine light came back on a couple of days later but I never got it looked at because I was pissed off at the dealer. Other than that the car has run great.

but someone had posted that if I posted the codes, someone would translate them.

Thanks for all the help, folks.
 

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LONG STORY!!!, lol

I didn't realize I was committing a sin. I beg for forgiveness

Please keep me in the loop!
 

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HOLY HELL!!!



:ztoohot: :ztoohot: :ztoohot: :ztoohot: :ztoohot:



BURN YOU SINNER!! How dare you give back to the company that sold you the car to begin with!!



Grrrrrrr.....


(hell I would run down the street naked to get where I needed to go before I paid that much money for that type of part...)

and im sure we all dont want to picture that!!!



MG:eek:
 

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azreael344 said:
$93 to read the codes when you can go to autozone and have them read for free. A code reader is not that hard to use. It's not like there is months of training to use one. God i hate stealerships. As far as changing the maf. Don't let the dealer do it. Changing the maf is only slightly more difficult than changing a lightbulb

Autozones don't read codes anymore in california might be that way in NV too. They said officially its because they were told they are not qualified to do diagnostic work..unofficially they said its because mechanics complained that they were stealing thier customer base. i.e. they find out they need a maf and autozone has it cheap that stops the mechanic from saying hey you need a MAF thats a special order but i have one in stock only $250 ;)
 
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