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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Breck

20 years of experience
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Breck
20 years of experience
Mazda 3 L4-2.0L - 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.

Raymond

37 years of experience
382 reviews
Raymond
37 years of experience
Nissan Sentra L4-2.0L - Mass Airflow Sensor - Las Vegas, Nevada
I cannot find the words to express how thankful I am for people like Raymond(& MyMechanic) He was every consumers dream: Great at his job, honest, on time(even early!) finished the job in shorter time than approximated and friendly! We were incredibly anxious about ALL those things because our experiences have been disappointing and caused us to be untrusting. It's rare to get our needs met! Also, MyMechanic offered us a payment plan we could afford, therefore, making the service possible. We WILL be back! And, God-willing. Raymond will be our mechanic:)

Aurelio

36 years of experience
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Aurelio
36 years of experience
Pontiac Grand Prix V8-5.3L - Mass Airflow Sensor - New Braunfels, Texas
I love working with Aurelio. He is concise, knowledgeable and extremely proficient. Not only will I recommend Your Mechanic, I'll recommend Aurelio to complete the task. Wonderful, courteous and professional man! 

Nolan

30 years of experience
187 reviews
Nolan
30 years of experience
Toyota Highlander V6-3.3L - Mass Airflow Sensor - Tucson, Arizona
Nolan showed up and was friendly, courteous and professional. He found out what was wrong in about 20 minutes. He showed me what was wrong and explained what the part did and why it failed. Would call him again.

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