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Old 03-18-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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CEL P0101 P2179

well everyone should know about this code. it deals with the MAF and being too lean! but how? all i have is intake and axleback mrt1.0. so what should i do? ive done the battery reset. but it has come back already once. so doing it again i dont know if it will solve it. pleaseee heeeelp ::(



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Old 03-18-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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could it be the oil from filter getting on sensor? I thought I read somewhere about some issues possibly. IDK I have dry filter. I hope you get it solved soon
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i have an KN intake...the black one aircharger.



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Old 03-18-2011, 08:05 PM   #4
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how can i clean the maf?



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I am not sure, I would wait until someone with more experience verifies and can explain it better. I am just passing along something I read, so it is hearsay.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:04 PM   #6
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They sell a maf cleaning spray at most of the parts stores(autozone, oreilly's, checker). How long did you have it on before it tripped a code the first time? How long since it tripped? I am going to assume you checked all clamps to make sure they were tight after you did the reset.
Have you considered contacting K&N? I know there was another on here with the black plastic tube that was having an issue, they had him provide proof of destruction(I believe pics) and refunded his money.
I haven't had any issues with my polished tubed version. I hope you get it worked out.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:50 AM   #7
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i should call them? or should i have try cleaning the MAF sensor,
i have my intake since like 6k forsure. im at 21k and i have cleaned the cone.
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isn't this like a common thing for the K&N intakes? It's either Airaid or K&N, read somewhere it threw some codes...
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:00 AM   #9
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Don't buy the aftermarket MAF sensor cleaner....that's straight from my guy at the service department at my dealership. The sensor's cost about 300 bucks to replace, if you find out it was caused by the intake I would contact K&N and have them pay for the cost of the sensor...I don't like to hear that Airaid's throw codes, I just put mine in..ugh
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Don't buy the aftermarket MAF sensor cleaner....that's straight from my guy at the service department at my dealership. The sensor's cost about 300 bucks to replace, if you find out it was caused by the intake I would contact K&N and have them pay for the cost of the sensor
Nobody said the maf sensor is bad or that the K&N caused it. I've used the cleaner in the past and it's not difficult if you use the cleaner, not the pressure to clean the part(I've seen guys put the nozzle right up to the part and spray the hell out of it).
How long has it been since you cleaned and re-oiled the filter? This issue may be due to the way it was cleaned re-oiled but I'm going to give the list of what I'd do:
1. I'd start with the simple thing first. I'd re-check all connections/clamps. Sometimes it's the little things.
2. I'd reset once again.
3. I'd check/clean the maf sensor. It's an oiled filter and if re-charged properly it will work forever but I've seen guys have it dripping with oil and try slapping it back on only to have it run like crap. You may have to clean/re-oil the filter again.
4. I'd contact K&N and let them know the issue and what you've done so far to resolve it. I'd make sure you let them know this is the second time and what you did after the first time it happened.

I wish you luck and know they can get frustrating at times.
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isn't this like a common thing for the K&N intakes? It's either Airaid or K&N, read somewhere it threw some codes...
NOT AIRAID!!!!!!! I was one of the first ones to have the Airaid CAI and I've had no issue with it throwing a code. Must be the other guys and I'm calling names.
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NOT AIRAID!!!!!!! I was one of the first ones to have the Airaid CAI and I've had no issue with it throwing a code. Must be the other guys and I'm calling names.
You really want to go there? Almost all issues are install/operator issues on any intake system(he's got 15k miles on the intake).

Stand by your airaid and go back a year on the site. There's a reason they're on the version 2. People were actually losing power using their system(for those out there not wanting to look back).
And I'm calling names right back.....
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Airaid didn't throw codes. I thought that's what the topic was, his issue with codes. Yes, there were some claiming to loose power. No one was using the same Dyno, different climates, bottom line, no consistancy with the runs from all over the board. I'm not going there with power loss or gains. Airaid was called out on issue of power gain when some said they experienced power loss. They went back to the drawing board and got it where it should be but NO ONE EVER SAID THEIR PRODUCT CAUSED CODES.
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im going to email K&N
Sounds like a wise move and hope for the best for you on this issue.
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:( just sucks.

idk injen? or varama or w.e.?
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:12 AM   #17
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OP- check the install, maf could be dirty, filter may be soaked with too much oil. I can tell you what to do, just can't do it for you.

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Airaid didn't throw codes. I thought that's what the topic was, his issue with codes. Yes, there were some claiming to loose power. No one was using the same Dyno, different climates, bottom line, no consistancy with the runs from all over the board. I'm not going there with power loss or gains. Airaid was called out on issue of power gain when some said they experienced power loss. They went back to the drawing board and got it where it should be but NO ONE EVER SAID THEIR PRODUCT CAUSED CODES.
You were calling out an intake as having problems without knowing much of anything about it. You're making a BS statement that K&N causes codes without seeing his install/filter. There's others who've posted on here with other brands who have had codes with Injen and other intakes and it turns out in most cases it was the install or something came loose. He put
15-THOUSAND miles on it. He cleaned it and started throwing codes. Is that a manufacturer's fault? Don't blame the product. He may have the pcv line split or cracked. You haven't looked at it. I was actually trying to help the OP with his situation rather than throw BS out there.
I am happy with mine and have no codes.

Now, on to the airaid. See how you defend your product knowing they had problems originally? Now if you hadn't made a BS statement followed by your claim that the airaid was so great I probably wouldn't have brought up the greatness of version 1. They rushed a product into the consumer's hands and more than a few made claims it was flawed. Have they come back with a nice product, of course. Did they get forced into it, they kind of did. I'm sure they did their own testing before admitting they had an issue. Could it be made even better, according to the JRE testing it was most affected by heat soak and would benefit by increasing the airflow to it. Some on here have taken a holesaw to theirs to swiss-cheese it with results they're happy with. With the amount of money one pays for these, taking a holesaw to it just seems wrong but if I had one I'd probably do it to keep it cool. Are we looking for a version 3? Probably not. It was within a few horsepower and torque of the other ones and knowing you could probably squeak a few more ponies out with the mod may put it on top. In fact, they were all pretty close and with that mod it may have the best gains.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:34 AM   #18
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i just blew on the maf as to clean some stuff and my filter looks ok?its fine. i disconnected the battery and re tighten everything!
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I never called any names on brands, somone else did if you go back and look at the posts. I only made comment that Airaid never threw codes and that I wasn't calling any names. I think the original poster said something like Airaid or K&N but he wasn't sure and I for one would not have even said that much if I didn't know for sure. That's like telling someone something that I'm not even remotely sure on and then having them base their decision on what I said. I've learned in 30yrs of court testimony, if you don't know the answer to a question that is asked, be smart enough and professionally enough to say "I DON'T KNOW".
Airaid is not my product so its not mine to defend. Do I have one, yes I do. Do I like it? Yes I do. If another like Vararam comes through with their product and it proves to be better than what we all have chosen, I may make a change. JRE did the test and all were within a few HP of each other and Airaid was 2nd to InJen I believe but I've slept since then. I personally don't care for Injen install and replacing the fluid bottle and wheel well removal or whatever. My thing is, I'm not here to argue over anything that's not putting money in my pocket, making my monthly note on anything I own or trying to buy and I'm not got to go back and forth. Like I said, the man was talking codes, someone said Airaid and maybe K&N caused them and I was saying not so on Airaid. I consider the case closed and hope dude gets his issues resolved.

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i have K&N intake :( sorry for the fight? and it went away for now :( lets see how long it last. i emailed K&N tho.
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Good luck, both with the CEL and if it becomes an issue you can then have it documented with K&N.
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well its gone for now...might come back? i tighten everything! and got a oil change
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Wow this got a little heated. I was just simply forwarding along the dangers of using the MAF cleaner, and you're right if you're careful using it you should be fine. But of course GM doesn't recommend using it. If there was oil that got on the MAF, then you may have to replace it ultimately...and if that ends up being the case, then you would need verfication that it was oil build up caused by the intake. If you receive said verficiation via professional or even detailed and documented personal evalutation, then you're well within your rights to request K&N refund the cost of any repair...That's a lot of ifs, I was just trying to give the guy options in case that happened to be the case is all.
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read through this because last week I installed my K&N system and it was great.........until last night. CEL came on. Did you guys have to have someone clear the code or is there a do it your self way?
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Like said before clean your MAF with the cleaner. Most likely it got it dirty by way of the intake. The MAF cleaner won't damage anything as I use to use it weekly when I had my oil seal on my turbos blown. Still working great now.
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