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Q: MAF wires eaten

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It looks like the MAF wires were eaten by a squirrel or rat.

A: Hi. Rodents do find their way into the engi...

Hi. Rodents do find their way into the engine compartment occasionally and cause havoc. A trained professional can fix your problem either by soldering/crimping the wires, or by replacing the harness. They can also inspect for other electrical problems present and replace failing components.

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