Once again its getting cold and that means my car wants to stall when cold. More on this later.
I went to ford today and talked to a mechanic and the parts guys for ideas. About the only thing I haven't changed in the way of sensors is the maf but I told the mechanic I had cleaned it. He was adament that you cant do that. Well whatever.
So I asked the parts man what a new maf sensor would cost and he told $140 bucks with a core charge of 75. And he mentioned that they check the paint on the security screws of the sensor before they'll accept the core. New policy.
So fyi, cleaning your maf ruins the core value ($75). And I dont know what the hell to do about my car stalling. If anyone were to look at my posts (not that anyone would) but if you did, you'd find that over and over I replaced something and thought I had fixed it only to have the problem return the next winter.
I've never thought my parts guy was a prick. Now there was a time or two when I was convinced some of the ford engineers were pricks but this guy has been pretty good to me in the past. He sells to me at wholesale. But he did insist that ford has spanked their *** three times for taking in the maf's without checking the spot of paint. But that could just be talk. I dunno.
Anyway, I might should talk to the guy Dan that Thomas has mentioned. And thanks guys for the coments.