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stdriver
08-29-2007, 08:27 PM
i just installed my cold air intake, between 0rpm and about 3000rpm it sputters(getting to much fuel) but when i rev it high it seems alright, also there is alot of black smoke coming out of the exhust when i am on the throttle, has anyone had this trouble?

stdriver
08-29-2007, 09:56 PM
bump, please anyone

ct1.8t4me
08-29-2007, 10:02 PM
Sounds like the MAF is not working properly. Maybe you tweaked the wires when messing with the intake? Any CEL?

stdriver
08-29-2007, 10:20 PM
no cel

deux321
08-29-2007, 10:50 PM
MAF might be backwards

ct1.8t4me
08-30-2007, 04:39 AM
It could take a few start-stop cycles to get a CEL for the MAF. The car will run with a broken MAF or broken wires, but crappily like you are describing. Disconnect the MAF completely and see if the symptoms change. If not, I would suspect either the MAF or the wiring.

stdriver
08-30-2007, 08:14 AM
i did a couple of things today i stuck the stock air box back on, it ran perfect like it did before, then i putthe aftermarket intake on and it happened again, the car cannot keep a consistant idle, it is still puffing out black smoke and is very boggy in low end rpm, this is really weird

savetheclutch
08-30-2007, 08:23 AM
I got the ABD intake and my car also sputters at low rpm, and it seems to have lost power in first gear, but I do not get any smoke. Also if you had the MAF backwards the car would not work (I tried it). I am going to change the MAF to see if maybe it broke when I changed it...

Poopie
08-30-2007, 08:36 AM
clogged air filter?

Sal R.
08-30-2007, 11:06 AM
What kind of intake setup are you using?

Had this problem when I was reworking my intake. A turbulent airflow can cause false readings. Have anything to help straighten out the flow before it gets to the MAF?

badboi24u
08-30-2007, 05:19 PM
did you put a filter on the secondary air pump? This also depends on what year your car is.

stdriver
08-31-2007, 09:29 AM
thanks for your help, the maf sensor was on backwards

audiness
08-31-2007, 04:54 PM
thanks for posting the solution. glad it works now [up]