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2010-09-09 00:51:24
Can anyone help with a ga16 problem?
My brother just bought a 97 200sx SE for $1300. Car is in great shape, but it has a small problem. It wouldnt rev past 3,000 rpm so I figured dirty maf. Pulled it out and cleaned it and now the car will rev to 4500 and hits the same wall. Car is not throwing a check engine light.

Any ideas?
2010-09-09 01:01:21
check maf grounds?
2010-09-09 01:07:12
Maybe hes got a bad maf or the wrong one
2010-09-09 01:20:36
Looks like the original maf, so I'm thinking it may be fried. Weird its not throwing a light though.
2010-09-09 04:34:29
Try to borrow a known working one from someone
2010-09-09 05:18:18
It might be in safe mode, leave the battery unplugged for a few hours and it should clear the ghost code
2010-09-09 07:44:42
It definitely sounds like a MAF problem. My car doesn't throw a fault code with a malfunctioning/unplugged MAF. Try re-grounding it or maybe checking the voltages off it.
2010-09-09 14:11:19
best thing would to go to a junk yard and get another maf, make sure its the right one, then replace it. if you feel that the existing maf isnt correctly working right.
2010-09-09 21:08:35
We disconnected the battery last night and it went away then came back after about 10 minutes of driving. Can these ghost codes show up on a code scanner. We might just replace the maf anyway.
2010-09-10 16:18:39
This also might be the CAS sensor on a GA16DE either that or the MAF. It should be popping and bad revving etc. Might idle fine. I am not aware of rev limits in limp mode on the GA16DE. If it still is a OBD1 car you might want to check engine codes with the help of a paperclip. On the other hand, that probably won't throw a code for the MAF or CAS.
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