- samantham712 wrote:
- Mar 26, 2014 8:50:07 pm
has anyone come across a problem with the check engine light staying on after putting an aftermarket intake on their tC? I bought a new sensor for it thinking that the guy I had install it wasn't careful enough with it but when I reset the battery after putting the new sensor on the light came back on again with the MAF sensor code popping up again. Any advice is appreciated... It was a pain in the ass to get the intake off and on again so i'm trying to see if it might be an easier fix.. I have VEIP that needs to be done asap
You don't need to make a new thread. The problem is you bought an eBay CAI and now that is setting off you CEL there is no fix unless unless you buy an aftermarket ECU and eliminate the light. To turn CEL ( limp mode) off you need to replace the factory intake and purchase a reputable CAI and do some research, the problem is the MAF is not reading the air flow correct. I told you what you can get as aftermarket . There are no more answers.
Edit: also you can run in limp mode but your MPG will go down because your running rich. This is normal because the engine thinks there is a problem and doesn't want to run lean. The down side is if oh run in limp mode for a long time you will foul out your plugs and build up carbon deposits on your valves and clog the injectors and could mess up your CAT or O2 sensors . Remember to never buy cheap or your going to have problems.