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How to Easily Eliminate MAFS Warranty Problems

HOW TO EASILY DIAGNOSE MAFS WARRANTY PROBLEM

1. Identify the Key Symptoms of MAF sensor Failure
• Loss of engine power
• Erratic engine idle speeds
• Rough idle or engine surging
• Engine stalling problems
• Check engine light is on
2. Obtain the trouble codes from the vehicle’s computer.
Use a scan tool or “check engine light” to read the codes.
3. Check codes that indicate the MAF sensor is suspect.
GM Codes 33, 34, or 36 Ford Code 26, 56, 66, or 76
4. Determine location of MAF sensor.
MAF sensors are located in the engine’s air intake duct after the air cleaner.
5. Test MAF sensor.
Tap MAF sensor while the engine is running. If one of the
symptoms above occurs, the MAF sensor is defective.
6. Test MAF sensor wiring.
Wiggle wire harness while the engine is running.
If one of the symptoms above occurs, problem is in MAF sensor wiring.
7. Remove MAF sensor from car.
Check the wire harness and connector for broken wires.
8. Check air ducts for damage or cracks.
In order to operate properly, there
cannot be any air leaks.
Note:
Always remove mounting clamps and o-rings
from the defective MAF sensor. These parts will be
used to install the new MAF sensor.
AVOID FUTURE WARRANTY PROBLEMS
• Always use the installation instructions supplied with every MAF sensor.
Failure to follow instructions will void the warranty.
• Make sure all trouble codes are repaired.
In addition to bad MAF sensor codes, you could also have other defective sensors.
• Eliminate engine mis ring or back ring before installing a new MAF sensor.
An engine back re can damage a new MAF sensor.
• Check engine wire harnesses and connectors for corrosion or damage.
Wiggle the wire cables while car is running to see if a symptom listed above occurs.

 

 

HOW TO EASILY DIAGNOSE MAFS WARRANTY PROBLEMS

1. 

Identify the Key Symptoms of MAF sensor Failure

 

• Loss of engine power

 

• Erratic engine idle speeds

 

• Rough idle or engine surging

 

• Engine stalling problems

 

• Check engine light is on

 

2.

Obtain the trouble codes from the vehicle’s computer. Use a scan tool or “check engine light” to read the codes.

3.

Check codes that indicate the MAF sensor is suspect. GM Codes 33, 34, or 36 Ford Code 26, 56, 66, or 76

4.

Determine location of MAF sensor. MAF sensors are located in the engine’s air intake duct after the air cleaner.

 

5.

Test MAF sensor. Tap MAF sensor while the engine is running. If one of the symptoms above occurs, the MAF sensor is defective.

6.

Test MAF sensor wiring. Wiggle wire harness while the engine is running. If one of the symptoms above occurs, problem is in MAF sensor wiring.

7.

Remove MAF sensor from car. Check the wire harness and connector for broken wires.

8.

Check air ducts for damage or cracks. In order to operate properly, there cannot be any air leaks.

   

Note: Always remove mounting clamps and o-rings from the defective MAF sensor. These parts will be used to install the new MAF sensor.

 

 


AVOID FUTURE WARRANTY PROBLEMS

  •

Always use the installation instructions supplied with every MAF sensor.
Failure to follow instructions will void the warranty.

  •

Make sure all trouble codes are repaired.
In addition to bad MAF sensor codes, you could also have other defective sensors.

  •

Eliminate engine misfiring or backfiring before installing a new MAF sensor.
An engine backfire can damage a new MAF sensor.

  •

Check engine wire harnesses and connectors for corrosion or damage.
Wiggle the wire cables while car is running to see if a symptom listed above occurs.

Fuel Delivery – New Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

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Spectra_FuelModSpectra Premium has introduced a new Limited Lifetime Warranty on Fuel Delivery
“New Fuel Pump Assemblies (which includes Fuel Modules, Hanger Assemblies, Sender Assemblies), Electrical Fuel Pumps, Mechanical Fuel Pumps and Fuel Pump Strainers, as described herein (Parts) supplied by Spectra Premium Industries, shall carry a Limited Lifetime Warranty”

Download the PDF Spectra Fuel Delivery Warranty

Contact your local sales representative for details.

AP Exhaust – Catalytic Converter Speaker Series

Catalytic Converter Information Clinic

 

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History and Evolution of Automotive Catalytic Converters
OBD II, And A Look To……California!
Converters “The Inside Story”
If It Ain’t Got It Inside, You’ll Know It Soon Enough!
Fix The Problem…..The Real One!
The Last Thing You Replace Is The Converter!
Best Repairs, MIL ON or OFF…….Your Choice
O2 Sensors, What Are They Looking For?
Injector and Combustion Chamber Cleaning
How Important Is An Oil Change?
Converters DON”T Self-Destruct, DTC’s Can Help You Properly Fix The Vehicle
HC’s, CO, and NOx
P0420/430
Everything’s The Same BUT NOT!
Engine Operating Systems, California Emissions OR What?
How To Make Your Job Easier…Talk With Your Customer
They Can Help More Than You Know
Selling The Complete Repair, Why They Should Trust You.
Evolution, Where Is It All Going?
OBD I, II, California Part Numbers?
US EPA Government Regulations
New York State, OTC, Maine, Massachusetts, etc
Ontario Drive Clean!

Download the PDF AP Exhaust Converter Clinic or contact your local Sales Representative for more details.

 

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Bosch Starter and Alternator Promo

Earn $5 on Every Unit Purchased

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Order Part Number BOSCH to register for the promotion. Registered customers can earn up to $5 per Starter and Alternator purchased (in Petro Canada Gift Cards) throughout the promo period.
Eligible for Installer customers only. Products must be purchased at APC to qualify. APC will submit sales reports to Bosch on the customer’s behalf.

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Purchase 2 Units and Receive a $10 Gift Card
Purchase 5 Units and Receive a $25 Gift Card
Purchase 10 Units and Receive a $50 Gift Card
Purchase 20 Units and Receive a $100 Gift Card

Orders must be placed from March 1 – April 30, 2014.
Customers must register by March 31, 2014 to participate.

Contact your Local Sales Representative for more information.