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my car wont start!! (after nismo CAI install)

Old 01-22-2004, 04:24 PM
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i followed directions perfectly, it starts for like 4 seconds and shuts down

i dont think its the maf sensor....can someone help me?
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Old 01-22-2004, 04:34 PM
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See if your MAF is on backwards
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Old 01-22-2004, 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by A3zrider
See if your MAF is on backwards


Ditto!


If that does not work, reinstall the intake tube and make sure that everything is ecure, maybe you have a leak or something.
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Old 01-22-2004, 04:55 PM
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definetly the MAF sensor i would say.
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Old 01-22-2004, 05:39 PM
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didnt fix the problem...i called a mechanic and he said it could be a vacuum leak...
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:22 PM
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wow big problem! that sucks dude hope you get it fixed! good luck man sorry to hear that

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Old 01-22-2004, 06:39 PM
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It is either the MAF sensor not plugged in properly or any part of the intake tube is not connected properly.
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:41 PM
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Did you disconnect the battery? If so make sure those are tight. If the ground is loose the car will die.
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Old 01-23-2004, 04:11 AM
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If you check everything that the previous people mentioned and you still have a problem. Put the stock air box back on and see if the problem persists.
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Old 01-23-2004, 05:46 AM
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The mechanic is more than likely right. Have you checked that you got the vaccum tube seated properly on the new CAI?
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Old 01-23-2004, 08:50 AM
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I don't know.. I've run without vacuum tubes installed before and the engine didn't cut out. Also, the MAF plug only goes in one way, so if you forced it in the other way I'm pretty sure you broke it. I'd also recommend putting the stock airbox back on and checking if the problem persists.

Good luck with your trouble shooting. Keep us posted.

Edit- oh i didn't see that you were in Cherry Hill. If you want, shoot me an email and I'll drive down and help you out. [email protected]

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I had the same problem..I reinstalled MY MAF in BACKWARDS..Meaning it was reading airflow the opposite direction..Double check this..Its most likely the problem..I dont think a vaccume leak would be severe enough to make it stall..
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daking -

you unscrewed your MAF sensor from the housing?
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:14 PM
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update:

i put the stock intake back in and it works fine...

maybe a defective CAI??...im a little annoyed right now
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Originally posted by 350zdanny
daking -

you unscrewed your MAF sensor from the housing?
No..I put the whole housing in backwards...Dont ask...It took me 6 hours to figure it out,cause I put in a fuel tap at the same time and thought it was the fuel supply...
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Old 01-23-2004, 02:07 PM
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I put it in like this..(WRONG WAY)
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Originally posted by funtanillaa
maybe a defective CAI??...im a little annoyed right now
I'm not trying to put you on the defensive, but exactly how would a metal pipe be defective?

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as opposed to this..(right way)
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Old 01-23-2004, 08:00 PM
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interesting...so it matters what angle the sensor is at?

daking350, thanks for the pictures bro, they help alot

would it be possible if you could a picture or where the MAF plug should be in? cant really tell from the picture too well

thanks!

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Old 01-23-2004, 08:33 PM
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Not the angle, but the direction of air flow. Take a closer look at the MAF tube. When it is installed correctly, the 4 bolt end (that used to screw into the stock airbox) is toward the front of the car.
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