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Hi Everyone!!! :) I have a question ladies and gents???

Hi everyone have been checking the site for sometime!!, just picked up my alfa gtv v6, after reading some great info on the site!! had her a couple of weeks and loving it !!! until....... 15 mins ago !! i had my first break down i lost my cherry already lol lol,

I think it maybe the air flow meter ? can anyone help?

Last couple of days the revs have been on idle very low around 400/500 rpm, and to day i went to accelerate got to 1300 revs and it did not move it sound like the engine was chocking, so i pulled over look at the engine applied some gas and it done the same and the engine was shaking around it sounds like it really struggling for air, at idle the engine runs fine but at low revs??? so am thinking air flow meter as i have read this is a common problem, am correct and if so how much and can i do it myself????????

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could well be the AFM or Lambda...AFM is easy to replace..have you tried disconnecting it to see whether there is any change ? you could also try giving it a clean...

Remove the MAF - undo the metal clips with a pair of small pliers or lever off with small screwdriver, undo the cable tie which keeps the connector cable tidy to the air duct.and then the connector remove the MAF.

There are 2 TX secrurits screws that clamps the sensor to the MAF body...these can be undone with pliers as they are not to tight.

Pull the sensor head out and stick the MAF body a bowl of luke warm water and slosh about...use a sponge to clean the inside of the MAF body but do not touch the Mesh. then put back in the bowl and leave for about 20 Mins...

To clean the sensor head you need anti-static cleaner from Maplin or any radio hobby store..

Spray liberally all over the head......

You will see a channel in the sensor head, and will notice a wire running inside....you can clean this with a cotton swab with cleaner applied.....don't go to mad just apply gentle pressure.

At the side of the sensor is a metal plate within another channel...you can clean this using the cleaner and some tissue, wedge it in the grove and slide in and out....you can use a small screwdriver to exert more pressure to clean the plate and the edges.

The sensor heads..electonics is sealed so don’t worry too much...but still be careful.

When this is done....rinse the sensor head under luke warm running water from the tap and just cover the top part of the head where you have cleaned...

when done remove the MAF body that was soaking, test the mesh for cleanness with a cotton swab, if still dirty use the anti-static cleaner to clean more..and re wash in luke warm water.

Lay both the sensor and the MAF body...on a tea towel on a radiator to dry ...

Re-Fit the MAF all back together and put back on the car.

if you need a replacement you could try here...


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Hi Paza, welcome hope you get your problems sorted quickly

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