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6th Gen ('00-'05): Sputterer

Old 09-23-2018, 06:30 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2018
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Hey all. I just put a new MAF in my 2002 3.4 Monte Carlo a month ago. Last week I put new plugs & wires in. It ran great until this afternoon. My son was driving it. He stopped at an intersection and the car died. He attempted to re-start, but it would not stay running. I arrived, I could get it started by pumping the gas pedal and it would stay running if I kept the idle up above 3K RPM, but as soon as I let my foot off the gas it would quit. Any quick ideas. I don't see any vacuum leaks, connections to the MAP are solid and not cracked. I could detect some light white smoke when revving it. Thanks in advance for the help.

Last edited by Cznavman; 09-23-2018 at 07:47 PM.
Old 09-24-2018, 07:13 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: around cal city,il
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Sounds like the MAF.. Unplug it, try to start the car and see if the problem is gone..
Old 09-24-2018, 08:09 AM
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Thanks, it does start & run with it disconnected. It ohm'ed it out and looked fine that way, but know that is not definitive. It was an aftermarket MAF and I have been reading that if not OEM, they can be finicky. I appreciate the help!

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