More Questions -- 88 5KSQ
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Thu Aug 7 17:22:52 PDT 2008
> The saga continues. Today my mechanic told me that the position
> sensor mounted on the side of the MAF meter is bad; he says that it
> should have linear resistance but mine simply goes open.
That's not good...
> He says that
> it does not appear to be a replaceable part.
He is correct, it's built in to the fuel distributor, removal is fairly
destructive, and a replacement part isn't available.
> He also said in all of
> his years of working on CIS systems he had never encountered anything
> to make him check this component and does not really know how
> critical it is to the operation of the vehicle. I hope that someone
> has information on how critical this posiotion sensor is.
I don't know how critical it is, does someone with a 5k/1c want to
unplug theirs and see how badly it makes the car run? (I'd do it, but
on a 90, it's kinda under the fender.
I have measured at least one that was not conituous, it had dropouts in
a few places. But that came out of a junk car, so who knows how it
> I would
> also appreciate any infomation on the years/models?that have a MAF
> that is interchangeable with mine. Once again the car is a 88 5KSQ;
All the CISE3 cars (87.5 coupe/88-91 or so 80Q/90/90Q, 87-? 5k) will
have the same fuel dist. you need.
I would definitely get him to double check that it goes open, that it's
not wiring or a measurement error.
Also I hope someone chimes in as I suggested above, by unplugging theirs.
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