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2000 V70 MAF Replacement w/ Pics

2000 V70 MAF replacement

MVS Forums member jpr0204 demonstrates how to change a mass airflow sensor (MAF) on a 2000 V70 XC: “Just wanted to take a moment and post a MAF sensor replacement tutorial with some pictures to help others that may be in need of repair for this VERY COMMON failure part that often results in a one or more trouble codes and poor drivability. I’ve laid out the tutorial so easily that my 4-year old daughter now knows how to do it.”

00′ V70 X/C SE Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement With Pics…

Let start by locating the hood release lever inside the car. It is the red handle under the driver side of the dash. Then, you want to find the secondary hood latch under the hood and pull it toward you to open the hood.

Now for some of you, you will see your complete engine compartment for the first time. (LOL.) While standing in front of the car looking at the engine, to your right you will see your air cleaner box. Right behind the lid located in the intake hose you will see a cylindrical type sensor with a clamp on it and one connector. This is the MAF sensor.

Let start by locating the hood release lever inside the car. It is the red handle under the driver side of the dash.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 1 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement


Then, you want to find the seconday hood latch under the hood and pull it toward you to open the hood.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 2 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

Now for some of you, you will see your complete engine compartment for the first time. (LOL.)Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 3 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

While standing in front of the car looking at the engine, to your right you will see your air cleaner box. Right behind the lid located in the intake hose you will see a cylindrical type sensor with a clamp on it and one connector. This is the MAF sensor.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 4 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

Next we want to push down on the locking tab to release the connector and pull it away from the sensor. At this time we also want to remove the the small vacuum port with the lines going to it that connect to the air cleaner lid as well, simply pull the clip back and lift the vacuum port off the lid and set it aside. The final step is to loosen the metal band clamp right behind the MAF sensor with a flathead screwdriver.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 6 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

After removing the connector from the MAF sensor, go back to your air clean lid it is the large shaped lid to the front of the MAF sensor.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 7 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

Release all the clips around the air cleaner lid by just pulling them away from the lid itself. I believe there are 7 clips in total.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 8 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

Once you are done removing the vacuum port, MAF connector, loosening the band clamp, and all the clips, the lid and MAF will take some pretty good fighting with to get it to pull out of the air intake hose sensor. What worked for me was to turn the air cleaner lid and MAF to it’s side and give a good tug and it came right out.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 9 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

Once the lid and MAF is seperated from the intake hose the next step is to remove the MAF from the air cleaner lid. Simply remove the 2 T-25 torx screws from the sensor and the sensor will pull away from the air cleaner lid.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 10 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

Once the MAF is removed from the air cleaner lid, you’ll want to compare it to the new replacement one to make sure it is identical.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 11 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

The next step is to install the new MAF sensor to the air cleaner lid and just SNUG down the T-25 torx screws. You don’t want to play Herculies here or else bad things will occur.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 12 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

Once you get the new MAF sensor bolted in place to the air cleaner lid, the next step is to re-install the lid and MAF back into the air intake hose. You may have to fiddle with it for a couple minutes but it should go back in without a great deal of effort.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 8 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

Once you the the the lid and MAF installed back in to the intake hose, your next step is re-attatch all the clips to the lid.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 7 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

The final steps after re-attatching the clips to the lid is to tighten the band clamp around the sensor securely, re-install the vacuum port to the side of the air cleaner lid, then re-install the MAF sensor connector.Mass Airflow Sensor replacement step 4 Mass Airflow Sensor replacement

If you had any codes stored in the PCM for a MAF fault, now is the time to clear the codes from the PCM with a OBD-II scanner.



AND… You are finished! Now reward yourself for a job well done!

Next we want to push down on the locking tab to release the connector and pull it away from the sensor. At this time we also want to remove the the small vacuum port with the lines going to it that connect to the air cleaner lid as well, simply pull the clip back and lift the vacuum port off the lid and set it aside. The final step is to loosen the metal band clamp right behind the MAF sensor with a flathead screwdriver. After removing the connector from the MAF sensor, go back to your air clean lid it is the large shaped lid to the front of the MAF sensor. Release all the clips around the air cleaner lid by just pulling them away from the lid itself. I believe there are 7 clips in total.

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