Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) Deactivation
The Mass Air Flow sensor (MAF), is a critical component of the electronic fuel injection system used in most vehicles today. It is typically located in the air intake system, just behind the air filter. The MAF sensor measures the mass of the air flowing into the engine intake, which is necessary for calculating the amount of fuel required to achieve the proper air-fuel ratio during the combustion process inside the cylinders. However, in certain situations, it may be necessary to disable the MAF sensor in the engine control unit (ECU), for example, to determine the exact cause of a vehicle malfunction and eliminate other potential factors.