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#4072046 - 07/27/20 12:13 AM Mass Airflow Connector
rich67tx Offline
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Does anyone know of a work around for the MAF connector with a broken red push/pull retainer tab?
It probably had never been detached and as soon as we pulled on it, it broke off in my hand. Now it is possible from the MAF sensor and plug to become detached. Is there a fix or do you have to buy a whole new plug and splice it in?

2007 Ford CVP.


Edited by rich67tx (07/27/20 12:37 AM)
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#4072066 - 07/27/20 01:17 PM Re: Mass Airflow Connector [Re: rich67tx]
metalpanther Offline
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When I broke the tab on my headlight connector I went through the trouble of replacing the connector which was a pain with the limited amount of room there.

When it happened to my other headlight connector, I placed a small dab of rtv silicone on the outside of the connector where it meets the housing. The connector stays in place and the silicone is removable with a blade. It's been that way for 18 months and over 25,000 miles now.

I don't remember how the MAF sensor looks, but if there's plenty of room, I'd say replace the connector. Otherwise, maybe a small drop of RTV somewhere you can remove it will do the trick.

My fuel injectors have zip ties on them...



Edited by metalpanther (07/27/20 01:17 PM)
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#4072070 - 07/27/20 01:58 PM Re: Mass Airflow Connector [Re: metalpanther]
rich67tx Offline
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THANKS.

The connector is a six pin female and there is a red push/pull clip on the bottom side.

The repair is to splice in new connector. So that's a good idea as it doesn't have to come apart often.
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#4072074 - 07/27/20 02:46 PM Re: Mass Airflow Connector [Re: rich67tx]
metalpanther Offline
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Give it a shot. If it doesn't work you can always splice in the new connector.

It's a shame the plastics are so brittle. My other non-Ford vehicles don't have this problem and are older and have more miles.
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