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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by sfield, Dec 31, 2013.

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    got tc light on and man light on been told its the maf sensor can these be cleaned or are they easy to replace have had a kn panel filter in it mines a 2003 bam engine
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    I had the tc light come on with a faulty mad, the light only stayed on until the ig notion was switched on and off then rests for a while.

    If you are getting a new maf get one from tps.!!! I have 4 cheep eBay ones and a ecp one in the garage....

    Lesson learned

    Mark

    ps i think it was too muck oil on my filter that killed the maf
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    thanks for that will give it a clean 1st
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    Try unplugging it and see if the car runs better. Maf I mean.
    Mark.

    Vcds lite and cheep eBay cable or full vcds is a must.
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    will it run with it unplugged
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    I would also scan for fault codes regardless

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    will it run with it unplugged
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    had it scanned today showed up air mass sensor
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    Should do, if its a maf fault although I did have to clear existing faults one time though.

    As tuffty says would check for faults with a scan
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    Ok... what was the actual code? makes a difference as there are a few MAF related codes and not all are due to a problem with the MAF..

    As already suggested though the TC light staying on is typically due to a knackered MAF but its always a good idea to scan first, post codes and go from there

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