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My 1998 3.4 V6 MAF

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madjik_Man, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Jun 21, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    So I'm about to do my spark plugs and clean the MAF and throttle body while I'm at it.

    All the write ups I saw said to remove the two mounting screws on the MAF.

    Mine doesn't have mounting screws. Mine has two bolts at the bottom (see pics).

    I found this thread: http://forum.ih8mud.com/95-gen-toyota-trucks/445033-1998-tacoma-3-4-maf-sensor.html which explains my situation.

    So I just undo those two bolts, remove the whole fandangled thing from the air intake tube and look for the wires to clean?

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  2. Jun 21, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    Im not 100% sure what your question is, but those two bolts do indead hold the MAF sensor on the intake. Remove those two bolts and pull the MAF sensor out
     
  3. Jun 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    yes its the two bolts, i believe 10mm. I used a good flashlight to to look into the tube to see the two wires, and to clean them. mine was dirty, i did it 3 times, soaked, let it dry, and 2 more times.
     
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    Also loosen the tube clamp right behind your thumb
     
  6. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    Yeah I'm doing my spark plugs, so I was going to take that whole tube out for better access.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    make sure you get a few packs of spark plug boot grease when changing.
    I don't know your miles, but I changed my wires while I was at it, I figure 100,000 miles is all I want on a set of wires, they don't cost that much.
    next month I am going to replace the 3 coils, so they are fresh.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    I'll look into wires also if they're not that much.

    What is spark plug boot grease? Is that the same as dielectric grease? I bought some of that.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    same stuff. keeps moisture out, and allows current to flow
    reset your computer when you are done. the first drive it might idle funny, but give it 20 minutes to reset itself and if every thing is good it should run and idle better.
    i know its backtracking but the coils are about 65 dollars each, so I had to place them in order of importance.
     
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    Wow, you still have a young buck
     
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