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Dorman - TECHoice Mass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only

Part No. 917-820 Warranty Details  

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Our Mass Air Flow is engineered for affordability, and convenience. Save money and labor by replacing only the Sensor, instead of the entire Mass Air Flow Assembly.

Product Features:
  • Constructed from high-quality materials to successfully resist damage from extreme underhood temperatures and environmental factors, such as humidity
  • Direct fit for a trouble-free replacement
  • Comes with a torx bit for ease of installation (sensor only)
  • Engineered from entirely new materials for cost efficiency
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O.E.M. Replacement:Yes

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Dorman - TECHoiceMass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only
 
4.7

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • High-performance (8)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (15)
  • Small cars (6)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (9), Auto enthusiast (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (13), Casual driver (12), Mechanic (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great value

Solved my engine surging and stalling issues. The price wa reasonable for a brand new sensor. If you are unsure about the MAF sensor being your problem, try disconnecting yours after starting the...Read complete review

Solved my engine surging and stalling issues. The price wa reasonable for a brand new sensor. If you are unsure about the MAF sensor being your problem, try disconnecting yours after starting the engine. Your engine will use default info to allow the car to run. If your driveability issues improve then you probably need a new MAF. This is what I did under advice from a mechanic and it worked like a charm.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Failed in 6 months

I bought this Dorman MAF Sensor because I have always had good luck with their products. Not this time. My '02 GTP started kicking out P0172 & P1133 codes after about 3...Read complete review

I bought this Dorman MAF Sensor because I have always had good luck with their products. Not this time. My '02 GTP started kicking out P0172 & P1133 codes after about 3 months and I thought the problem may be an O2 or maybe TPS sensor. Gave up & took the car to a shop where they determined the fuel trim reading with the Dorman was -21, well outside the specs of +/- 10 from zero. Car was running way rich. Installed a OEM sensor and all is well. Advance did refund my $, but it still cost me $320 to fix the car.

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1.0

Failed in 6 months

By 

from Stranded in Iowa

Pros

  • Easy To Order Online
  • Store Refunded Cash
  • Thanks For The Warranty

Cons

  • 6 Months Come On
  • Failed Way To Soon

Best Uses

    Comments about Dorman - TECHoice Mass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only:

    I bought this Dorman MAF Sensor because I have always had good luck with their products. Not this time. My '02 GTP started kicking out P0172 & P1133 codes after about 3 months and I thought the problem may be an O2 or maybe TPS sensor. Gave up & took the car to a shop where they determined the fuel trim reading with the Dorman was -21, well outside the specs of +/- 10 from zero. Car was running way rich. Installed a OEM sensor and all is well. Advance did refund my $, but it still cost me $320 to fix the car.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Good product, reasonable price

    By 

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars

      Comments about Dorman - TECHoice Mass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only:

      After using two units bought on the internet, I finally decided to spend the extra bucks and buy (hopefully) a better quality sensor. So far it has worked as advertised, cured the start/die problem when the engine was warmed up.

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      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Online Purchasing

      By 

      from Athens, Ga

      About Me Casual Driver

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Incompatible

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars

      Comments about Dorman - TECHoice Mass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only:

      Please fix your online services !!!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Part

      By 

      from Pittsford, NY

      About Me Handyman

      See all my reviews

      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Intermittent Stumbles
      • Part Was Supplied With A
      • Solved My Problem Of
      • The Hold Down Screws
      • Torex Bit For Removing

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dorman - TECHoice Mass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only:

        Easy to install. Worked like a charm.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Worked like a charm!

        By 

        from Vermilion, Ohio

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dorman - TECHoice Mass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only:

            I would have given this 5 stars if it had come with the tamper proof torx bit that was supposed to be included with the MAF sensor. The guy at the Advance store in VERMILION OH where I picked it up was kind enough to let me borrow one. This sensor was a snap to install and cured a perplexing problem. Works perfectly!

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Operating as it should

            By 

            from NC

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars

              Comments about Dorman - TECHoice Mass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only:

              2002 LeSabre 46K engine began to lurch/skip, and eventually service engine light came on. Advance scanned the code and it indicated MAF. My friend has a laptop with an interface to the OBD and we ruled out vacuum problems and other problems such as the o2. He also has a manifold pressure guage that also helped rule out vacuum leaks and pressure sensor problems. So, I purchased the MAF and installed. Luckily, that was it, the car runs out perfect now. The power is much more linear throughout the RPM range and smooth.

              The unit came with a torx tamper resistant bit to remove the maf. About 5 minutes to do it. Time will tell. This car already had the plenum gasket replaced early on as it is a common problem. I was a bit leary that this was the problem again.

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              • No

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Did the job

              By 

              from Illinois

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Do it Yourselfer

              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dorman - TECHoice Mass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only:

                  Used to replace the MAF on a '00 gm 3800 SC engine. Sensor is a frequency modulated signal. New sensor read about 600Hz with key on and engine off and around 3000Hz at low idle (~1000rpm). The old sensor's frequency was all over the place(900Hz to 4200Hz) with the key on and the engine off. I determined that with both an OBDII scantool and a DMM. The car wouldn't run at all. I was able to limp the car back home by unplugging the MAF sensor, making the ecu estimate the air flow instead of using the failed sensor in range value.

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                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Solved my problems of over two years

                  By 

                  from Akron

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • High-Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Dorman - TECHoice Mass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only:

                      Had a maf sensor replaced by a mechanic two years ago trying to fix an engine lean code. It didn't fix it so we went about replacing almost every other sensor (map, intake temp sensor, crankshaft position sensor, iac valve, new valve gasket, new vacuum hose lines, oxygen sensors, new catalytic converter every year becaus they got plugged, etc) still couldn't get the engine lean code to go away. Finally the mechanic said just to drive it until it got worse. A year later it breaks down and the code says maf sensor. I bought this one and put it on myself and the lean code went away right away. Think I had a faulty one the first time

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                      (11 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Did the Trick

                      By 

                      from orland park,il

                      Verified Buyer
                      Helpful Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Simple installation

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Dorman - TECHoice Mass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only:

                          quick and easy transaction online for pickup at store. worked perfectly..

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                          (12 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Easy replacement.

                          By 

                          from College Park, MD

                          Verified Buyer
                          Helpful Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • High-Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Dorman - TECHoice Mass Air Flow Sensor - Sensor Only:

                              Easy to replace. Fixed my cars stalling problem at idle. So far no problems.

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                              6 Questions | 9 Answers
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                              • Q:

                                Why does description call this Dorman, but video shows Cardone, and this question title is now showing Cardone, instead of Dorman.... very confused!! Thank you --
                                Asked on 4/15/2014 by Jessica from Sturgeon Bay, WI

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  Hi Jessica, good question! Yes, both Dorman and Cardone branded MAF sensors are made by the same company. There is no difference between these parts with the exception that they are sold under two different brand names. This is a common occurrence with most of the OEM parts where the part will remain the same while differ in brand.

                                  Answered on 4/16/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                              • Q:

                                where exactly is this mass air flow sensor in my 2002 Impala 3.8 engine
                                Asked on 2/7/2013 by marty from charlottesville,va

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  With reference to your inquiry on the Cardone Select New Mass Air Flow Sensor - part# 86-50015, the MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor on your Chevy Impala should be located in between the Air Intake Duct (of the Throttle Body) and the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Housing. For any further assistance, you may also 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 2/8/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                what is the warranty on this
                                Asked on 10/7/2012 by kez from hammond in

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  This Cardone Select New Mass Air Flow Sensor (Part No. 86-50015) comes with limited lifetime warranty. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                  Answered on 10/7/2012 by Rick from AAP
                              • Q:

                                What type of Screw Bit do i need 2 remove the sensor?
                                Asked on 11/30/2011 by Nol from Eastpointe, michigan

                                3 answers

                                • A:

                                  tamper proof t20 torx

                                  Answered on 3/1/2012 by mike from new york ny
                                • A:

                                  tamper resistant torx

                                  Answered on 1/2/2012 by drh from prospect pa
                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  In order to best answer your question, our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                                  Answered on 12/11/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                If i used the (MAF) sensor cleaner and still the car is doing the same thing. could it also be the converter clogged up if its still reading (MAF) on the check engine light.
                                Asked on 9/4/2010 by Nes from Tampa Fl

                                2 answers

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                                  A:

                                  If you are getting a MAF code for your check engine light i recommend that you may have to replace the MAF sensor.

                                  Answered on 9/4/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                                • A:

                                  some mass air flow sensors you can not clean they go bad and the best thing to do is replace it .

                                  Answered on 12/26/2013 by joe from montgomery wv
                              • Q:

                                Why wont it let me buy this item?
                                Asked on 8/31/2010 by Jason from Pound, WI

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  If you are having trouble, Give us a call at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                                  Answered on 8/31/2010 by Mike from AAP
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