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!!!!!!!!!!!HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!STUTTERING AT 3k RPMS

Old 04-21-2008, 04:28 PM
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So last night I removed my power, and ground from battery because I had to move a line that is connected to my strobes in my headlights, NOTHING THAT I HAVENT DONE BEFORE, but after moving the wires, and reconnected everything I started my car, and it was idleing weird, I then went to rev up the engine and once I get to 3ooo RPMS, it stutters, it will not go above 3ooo RPMs, also my panel has lit up like a christmas tree, it now has the check engine light on, the VSC light on, and the TRAC light on, Ive no clue whats wrong with it, I called Toyota up and since I have 36003 miles on it, they state its out of warranty, and that in order for them to even look at it, I have to pay 90.00 plus tax just to get the codes read, which AUTOZONE does for free, go figure huh. Im thinking its the oxygen sensor, because rather than the normal "breathing" sound that the intake makes it, its almost like its gasping for air. If anyone has any ideas please please feel free to email me at this , email me at [email protected]
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Sounds like your car is in limp mode.

Go to your local auto parts store and buy some electrical cleaner spray. Take out your MAFS and clean it up with the spray. Reset ECU and start it up. Drive around and see if the lights come back on. It should be fine after that....however, if the dash lights are still on and car is still sputtering, you gotta buy a new MAFS. Either remanufactured or new.
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Did you accidentally bridge the battery and the intake? That'll kill a MAF right quick.
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Honestly Im not sure what I did lol, sounds like a good answer right, lol, I took it to autozone the codes states that it could be a vacuum hose lose, or it could be the maf sensor being bad, if it is infact the maf, is that something I can order from autozone or do I have to go to the leeches to get that? THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INFO
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yeah, that deff. sounds like a MAFS, a friend of mine had a CRX that did the same type of thing and it was his MAFS. hope you get it fixed bro.
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You should be able to get a MAF Sensor from an autoparts store.
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Clean the MAFS first before buying a new one. It might work and will save you some $$$. I think I bought my remanufactured one for around $100.
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ok, what do you all suggest to use to clean the MAF, Im going to try that tonight, and hope that works for me, if not, ill go out and buy a new one, I called Toyota to see what they would charge me to reset the codes, and what I heard has made me decide to never go there for anything again, the tech told me it would cost 90.00 just to have them reset the codes, then another 90.00 to have them install the
PLUG AND PLAY sensor, then thats not including the 150.oo plus core cost for the sensor itself, when every other place i called has quoted me something like 80-95 for the sensor
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Man your not reading my posts LOL!

Get electrical cleaner spray from your local parts store. Remove the MAFS and use the spray. Reset the ECU and put back the MAFS. Go for a drive and if the lights don't come back on your good.

If they do come back on, you need a new MAFS. And the reason why the dealership is more is cause it will be a brand new unit as compared to your local parts store which will have a remanufactured unit.
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Ok, sweet Matty thanks man, my mind is freaking wasted right now, all I can think about is getting my toaster back on the open road, and just to be clear, howwould you suggest i reset the ecu? thanks a lot for your input bro
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Just unplug the battery. That usually does the trick. If not, just remove the fuse for the ECU and put it back in. I think that fuse is under the steering wheel. Check the owners manul to make sure. I forget.
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You can also get CRC MAF Cleaner.
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Hey guys just wanted to let you all know, I did all the cleaning options on the MAF, and none of them worked, I then went on to test a different MAF from a buddies xA and it worked perfectly so tomorrow I will be taking my car to the leeches and having them replace the MAF as part of the factory 8/80k warranty, thank you all for your input.!!!!
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Sure thing. Hope it works well.
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I once crossed my battery with the MAF and fried it immediately.
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