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TQMB5
03-14-2006, 04:37 PM
could someone tell me where my MAF sensor is on my 2000 1.8T. i have heard to different things. and how do i get the top cover off of my air box with all those wires everywhere. i can change my own timing belt but i can even get at my air filter! thanks

MR VTEC
03-14-2006, 04:39 PM
Flip the latches on the air box... [rolleyes]

TQMB5
03-14-2006, 04:40 PM
i did, hence the mixed advice

MR VTEC
03-14-2006, 04:40 PM
then lift cover after removing snorkel...

TQMB5
03-14-2006, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by MR VTEC
Flip the latches on the air box... [rolleyes]

did that to, all four, im talking about the wires, hoses running across the top

MR VTEC
03-14-2006, 04:42 PM
ur maf if below the filter i believe, should be pretty close to the turbo inlet pipe in the box...

R-Dub
03-14-2006, 04:58 PM
No.

The MAF is on the top of the upper air box piece.

Lift it up and look inside, youll find a cylinder with a hex design on iether side.

Remove the 'witch hate' wire by pulling the plastic bar out (just like your headlights) and unscrew the MAF using a phillips head form the air box.

mike-2ptzero
03-14-2006, 05:02 PM
The wires on top of the air box are for the maf, pull the rubber seal off the top, then push the clip downward while pushing the button on the side of the clip and then pull the clip upward. The rest of the stuff on top of the air box can be moved out of the way so you can get the top half of the air box off.

MAF is on the underside of the top part of the air box.

TQMB5
03-14-2006, 05:03 PM
alright got the MAF out i dont spray any cleaner in the actual plug do i?

mike-2ptzero
03-14-2006, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by TQMB5
alright got the MAF out i dont spray any cleaner in the actual plug do i?

You spray it into the maf sensor inlet.

TQMB5
03-14-2006, 05:10 PM
and do i take the part that the plug plugs into, or the socket off of the tube by the two screws that look like special torx or do i put the hole thing in a baggy with carb cleaner. or should i use rubbing alcohol

Don Supreme
03-14-2006, 06:09 PM
Those screws can't be phillips on the maf. I looked at mine today and I don't know what tool to use to remove those screws.

Any ideas guys?

MR VTEC
03-14-2006, 06:12 PM
see don't listen to guys that have vtec as their name they think they know everything...

R-Dub
03-15-2006, 04:25 AM
Originally posted by Don Supreme
Those screws can't be phillips on the maf. I looked at mine today and I don't know what tool to use to remove those screws.

Any ideas guys?

Maybe it was Torx bit, its been a while since I took off my MAF.

15 Torx IIRC.

mike-2ptzero
03-15-2006, 05:42 AM
it is a security torx head, the torx bit must have a small hole in the center.

R-Dub
03-15-2006, 01:48 PM
Wait. To take the MAF out of the air box or to take apart the MAF?

You shouldnt need to take apart the MAF - just soak it in 99% alcohol.