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CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner

Part No. 05110 Warranty  
This Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner from CRC is specifically designed for cleaning sensitive components of mass airflow sensors. This CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner helps to increase horsepower and improve air-to-fuel ratio, MPG, and helps to reduce emissions. Works to correct rough idling, hesitation and pinging.

Product Features:
  • Plastic safe
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Compatibility With Plastic Parts:Yes
Container/Package Size:11 oz
Container/Package Type:Aerosol
Flammability:Yes

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CRCMass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner
 
4.7

(based on 59 reviews)

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    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (49)
  • Reliable (20)
  • Can withstand use (10)
  • Compact (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home garage (43)
    • Upkeep (32)
    • Automotive repair shop (26)
    • Roadside repairs (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (10), Casual driver (10), Mechanic (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (25), Casual driver (14), Truck enthusiast (9), Mechanic (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Mass Air Flow Sensor Tune-Up

    Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner by CRC Industries safely cleans and protects your vehicle's mass air flow sensor.
    Not to be confused with other carburetor and throttle body cleaners, this product is specifically...Read complete review

    Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner by CRC Industries safely cleans and protects your vehicle's mass air flow sensor.
    Not to be confused with other carburetor and throttle body cleaners, this product is specifically designed to safely clean your mass air flow sensor.
    Modern computer controlled fuel injected vehicles rely on the correct feedback from the mass air flow sensor to provide the optimum fuel to air mixture. As your vehicle ages the mass air flow sensor begins to collect contaminants not captured by your air cleaner filter. These contaminants will cause incorrect measurements producing a rich running mix.
    This can will pay for itself, with the increase in miles per gallon. Cleaning your mass air flow sensor will prolong the life of this component.
    It is safe to use on the sensitive electronics and plastics.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not for all MAF sensors

    I have a 2004 Isuzu Axiom with a direct injected engine and I was having issues that seemed to point to a problematic MAF sensor. A new sensor is over $400 so I figured...Read complete review

    I have a 2004 Isuzu Axiom with a direct injected engine and I was having issues that seemed to point to a problematic MAF sensor. A new sensor is over $400 so I figured this cleaner would be a great way to see if there was some life left in the original sensor. But it appears that the sensor in this engine is a "Kármán vortex" type, which doesn't use heated elements to sense air flow.

    A call to CRC tech support confirmed that this product is NOT to be used with this sort of MAF sensor. Not only will it not work, it will likely permanently damage the sensor.

    This type of sensor is not uncommon -- being used on Mitsubishi Eclipse, Eagle Talon, Plymouth Laser, some Toyotas, Lexus, and some BMWs.

    So be sure that your MAF sensor is compatible with this cleaner before using it.

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    5.0

    Does what it says

    By the_silver_angel_13

    from Fort Smith, AR

    About Me Casual Driver

    Level 3

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Garage
      • Upkeep

      Comments about CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner:

      Purchased this just to clean a few extra parts while we were trying to figure out if our air flow was one of the problems with the car. It cleans well, and evaporates quickly so it doesn't slow you down waiting on parts to dry.

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      5.0

      Worked for me

      By Devo14

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

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      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • It works

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Home Garage

        Comments about CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner:

        My check engine light came on while driving. Scanned the code once I got home and it was 'mass air flow sensor performance.' Figured I would try cleaning it first before replacing the sensor. Worked like a charm. I would recommmend letting the sensor dry overnight if you can before reinstalling. I actually didn't drive the car for 2 days after cleaning but when I did the check engine light did not come back on and the car seems to be idling smoother. With how much cheaper the spray is than replacing the sensor I would definitely recommend trying to clean it first before replacing. I also replaced my air filter at the same time.

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        5.0

        Amazing stuff!

        By Tyler S

        from Damascus, MD

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Truck Enthusiast

        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Home Garage
          • Upkeep

          Comments about CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner:

          My Suburban was throwing intermittent check engine lights and code for MAF limited range. It was also running poorly under hard acceleration. I was going to change the MAF but then I saw this stuff and good reviews, so I tried it. No visible problems with the MAF, but sprayed it per instructions anyway. It completely cured the problem and the engine runs much smoother at idle! I'm amazed! This will be part of my routine maintenance from now own.

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          5.0

          super

          By whodunit

          from littleplaceidliketocallnoneofyourgoddamn

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner:

              suuuper

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              3.0

              Cleaner

              By Charlie

              from Atlanta

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Garage
                • Roadside Repairs
                • Upkeep

                Comments about CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner:

                The nozzle was a little hard to insert on the tip of the prayer.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                try it

                By beejay man

                from Colorado

                About Me Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Upkeep

                  Comments about CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner:

                  Can't go wrong with this stuff. My sensor on my 2000 ranger was black and caked up. Probably never cleaned before this so it too a few extra sprays to get it shining again but its not like it took the entire bottle. I changed my air filter at the same time and reset my computer (disconnected and reconnected the battery) which wasn't essential but can't hurt now that its getting the perfect air/gas ratio. I will share the rest of the bottle with friends.

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                  5.0

                  The Best

                  By ben

                  from valley stream, ny

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Comments about CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner:

                  Pricing was great and product awesome

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                  5.0

                  Works Great

                  By loyalcustomer

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Can Withstand Use
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Automotive Repair Shop
                    • Home Garage

                    Comments about CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner:

                    I have a Xterra 2003. Before I use this product the MAF sensor internal wire looked black, and after clean up, it changed to metal bright. Installed back the MAF sensor to its place works perfect. The product dries almost instantly and doesn't let residuals.

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                    4.0

                    Easy to Use; Mutiple Times

                    By Focus SVTer

                    from Colorado Springs, CO

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 2

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Automotive Repair Shop
                      • Home Garage
                      • Upkeep

                      Comments about CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner:

                      The can is large enough for multiple uses; easy to perform; I've added cleaning the MAF with this product to my routine maintenance list.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Not for all MAF sensors

                      By Cenla

                      from Central Louisiana

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Not For All Sensors

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner:

                          I have a 2004 Isuzu Axiom with a direct injected engine and I was having issues that seemed to point to a problematic MAF sensor. A new sensor is over $400 so I figured this cleaner would be a great way to see if there was some life left in the original sensor. But it appears that the sensor in this engine is a "Kármán vortex" type, which doesn't use heated elements to sense air flow.

                          A call to CRC tech support confirmed that this product is NOT to be used with this sort of MAF sensor. Not only will it not work, it will likely permanently damage the sensor.

                          This type of sensor is not uncommon -- being used on Mitsubishi Eclipse, Eagle Talon, Plymouth Laser, some Toyotas, Lexus, and some BMWs.

                          So be sure that your MAF sensor is compatible with this cleaner before using it.

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                          • Q:

                            Hi, Can I use this product on a 1999 Chevrolet Prizm? I understand that a throttle body cleaner might be too harsh to be used on sensitive sensors like MAF sensor, but since this product is already designed for sensitive electronics, can this be used to clean the throttle body? Thanks.
                            Asked on 4/17/2014 by greenarrow

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi Greenarrow, good question! This CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner is meant only for cleaning MAF sensors. However, there wont be any damage by using this on the throttle body. But the usage will not be much as effective as a throttle body cleaner.

                              Answered on 4/17/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            how do yo apply this product on an ININITI QX4 ?
                            Asked on 3/11/2014 by KEVIN from KANNAPOLIS , NC

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi KEVIN, glad to assist you! With straw attached to the can, apply 10-15 sprays of CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner onto hot-wires or hot plate and do not contact hot-wires with straw or any other object.

                              Answered on 3/12/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            CAN I USE THIS TO CLEAN A MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR ON A 1995 MITSUBISHI MIGHTY MAX PU
                            Asked on 3/10/2014 by PJ from BAYTOWN, TX.

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi PJ, happy to help! Yes, you can very well use this product to clean mass airflow sensor on a 1995 Mitsubishi Mighty Max pu. This Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner from CRC is specifically designed for cleaning sensitive components of mass airflow sensors. This CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner helps to increase horsepower and improve air-to-fuel ratio, MPG, and helps to reduce emissions. Works to correct rough idling, hesitation and pinging.

                              Answered on 3/11/2014 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            can this be also used on the throttle control valve of a 2004 Yukon with computer controlled throttle?
                            Asked on 2/27/2014 by shad tree

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                              A:

                              Hi Shad tree, good question! This Mass Air Flow Sensor cleaner is specifically designed for cleaning sensitive components of mass airflow sensors and cannot be used to clean IAC valve. We have an alternate CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner - part# 05078 which should work fine for your application.

                              Answered on 3/4/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            can i clean the oxygen sensor with this product
                            Asked on 1/25/2014 by al

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi al, good question! This cleaner is specifically designed for cleaning sensitive components of mass airflow sensors. It should not be used to clean the oxygen sensor. The oxygen sensor cleaner is currently unavailable online. I would suggest you to visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability for this part.

                              Answered on 1/27/2014 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Hello. Sorry, can this product be used on My 2011 Maxima? I have a "Service Engine Soon" Light on and hope that MAF cleaning might help. Thanks.
                            Asked on 1/16/2014 by Eugene

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              I'm happy to help, Eugene! You may absolutely use this CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner to clean your sensor on your 2011 Nissan Maxima. I would recommend having the code read on your vehicle if you have not already. Check with your local store if they are able to do so for you or have a certified mechanic read the code. If you need help locating a mechanic, use our 'Need repair help?' link located further down this page.

                              Answered on 1/16/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Is this ok to use on 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid?
                            Asked on 12/5/2013 by g.cook from palm bay, fl

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi G. Cook, you should be able to use this item on your vehicle. However, this part is universal and not vehicle specific.

                              Answered on 12/5/2013 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Can this product be used on a 1997 Volvo 850 Base 2.4,5 cyl.engine
                            Asked on 11/27/2013 by Waldo from Chattanooga Tn

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi Waldo, good question! this part is universal and not vehicle specific. This CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner helps to increase horsepower and improve air-to-fuel ratio, MPG, and helps to reduce emissions. Works to correct rough idling, hesitation and pinging.

                              Answered on 11/27/2013 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Can this be used also as an electrical contact cleaner? like conectors to coil.
                            Asked on 11/20/2013 by VinD from San Rafael, CA

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi VinD, good question! This Cleaner from CRC is specifically designed for cleaning sensitive components of mass airflow sensors. Plastic safe, missuses may cause failure of the part.

                              Answered on 11/20/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Should the engine be hot or cold, does it make a difference?
                            Asked on 8/12/2013 by deb from houston

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              With reference to your inquiry on the CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner - part# 05110, you would need to remove the MAF sensor on your vehicle. Spray on the MAF connector and allow it to dry. Then have the engine idle for 5 to 10 minutes. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 8/12/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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