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How Long Does a Mass Airflow Sensor Last?

The right amount of air and fuel in your engine is a vital component in keeping the engine running as it should. Making sure that all of the vital components of the air and fuel system are running at peak condition is the best way to keep a car running at peak condition. The mass airflow sensor records the amount of air that is coming into the engine and will then calculate how much fuel is needed to offset it. Without a properly working mass airflow sensor, it will be nearly impossible to keep your car running as intended.

There are a number of things that can prohibit a mass air flow from working. Generally, this type of sensor is supposed to last as long as the car does, but this will usually not happen. Over the years, a lot of carbon will get built up on the mass airflow sensor and make it very hard for air to pass through as intended. This reduction in air flow will only lead to issues with the vehicle not working properly. Addressing the issues with the mass air flow sensor in a hurry will reduce the amount of trouble that you have and can also reduce the damage that is done to the vehicle.

Due to the level of complexity that changing out this part can present, it is best if you let a professional handle this work for you. They will be able to diagnose the problems that you are having and make sure that the right part gets replaced. Trying to do this type of troubleshooting on your own will usually lead to less than desirable results.

When your mass air flow sensor is going bad, here are some of the things that you may notice:

  • The car does not have the power that it once did
  • There is an excessive amount of fuel being used
  • The car will not start due to carbon clogging the sensor
  • The Check Engine Light is on

Taking these signs seriously and getting the right repairs performed will help to restore the performance that your car has lost. Having professionals perform this type of repair is the best way to get the right results.


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Matthew

32 years of experience
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Matthew
32 years of experience
Hyundai Tucson - Mass Airflow Sensor - Hampton, Virginia
Matt is amazing. His workmanship is unquestinable, on time, gets teh job done right the first time. Love working with him.
BMW 525i - Mass Airflow Sensor Replacement - Newport News, Virginia
I was taken aback that there are still mechanics like Matt who exemplified great customer service and displays a passion for what he does. Matt was on time,very friendly, professional and informative. I will highly recommend Matt to my friends and colleagues, Thank you again Matt you made this unpleasant experience for me very pleasant.

Breck

19 years of experience
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Breck
19 years of experience
Mazda 3 - Mass Airflow Sensor - Houston, Texas
This is my third appointment with Breck. He showed up over 30 minutes early and performed the scheduled service, replacing a sensor on my car and cleaning my engine. He test drove my car to make sure the issue was fixed and answered any questions I had. I will continue to book Breck for future service appointments whenever I can.
Mazda 3 - Mass Airflow Sensor - Houston, Texas
Breck was able to replace a worn belt on my vehicle, and drove out to find another sensor needed for the repairs during the service appointment when he discovered he was sent the incorrect item for my car. I will continue to book Breck for future service appointments.

Gregory

30 years of experience
315 reviews
Gregory
30 years of experience
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 - Mass Airflow Sensor - Littleton, Colorado
Gregory was so friendly and efficient and knowledgeable. I would request him if ever in need of service again.
Lexus RX300 - Mass Airflow Sensor - Denver, Colorado
Will definitely ask for him to perform any future work that will be needed. He is professional, engaging and ready to explain and/or answer any questions. He truly enjoys his work and is knowledgeable in what he does. Thank you, Gregory Hall

Michael

15 years of experience
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Michael
15 years of experience
Lincoln Navigator - Mass Airflow Sensor - Alpharetta, Georgia
Mike was very knowledgeable and professional!! He texted me to advise he could come earlier then scheduled. It worked for me! I’m very impressed with the entire experience, soup to nuts - excellent!

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