as for finding MAF's sensors. i had mine out of the car and pulled the actual sensor out of the tube and did a search for the bosch # of F00C 2G2 030 thats on the meter. alttle searching and many numbers later, went looking on ebay and found the similar numbers from supplier's and asked if they carry this particular sensor. one VW seller had 3 on stock as new assembly for 125.00 us delivered to western canada. i little time and searching can and will find anything new and cheaper than any GM dealers will ever let out the door.
I just bought a 99 Catera for my son. It drove good for one day and then the Check Engine light started coming on. We noticed the transmission is slow to shift from 1st to 2nd. We also noticed that the power steering is now very tight and hard to turn. I think these could be related, but I'm no mechanic.
He took it to Auto Zone who tested it and the Code p1700 came up. Any help with this would be deeply appreciated. I cannot afford to take the car to the dealer, especially if this something that could be fixed relatively easily.
ps...I checked all the fuses and they all were good.
Could this be a problem with the MAF?
I recently just stepped into a Catera. Got my 99 Sport at a great price. However it runs ruff at idle. Also it breaks up all over bank 2 under heavy loads. The idling issue I be leave is the MAF sensor. Under its data stream the sensor has feedback but is reading 0.00 g/s and No fluctuation with Revolutions. My misfire acts up more intermittent. Im hoping the MAF will correct both problems. What do you guys think? I bought this car off a customer so all the cars history is available very easily. Did I mention the car has had only one owner before me. And this guy owned the car for 150K. I think she still has plenty of life. Especially the was this elder man took care of it. As far as the history goes I have noticed all coils have been replaced within the past 35k miles along with the spark plugs. How are these cars with compression loss?