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Leads on Gen1 MAF refurb?

Old 03-07-2019, 07:53 AM
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Default Leads on Gen1 MAF refurb?

My '91 needs a new MAF and I cannot seem to find one...except through PartsGeek, and what shows up is NOT an MAF but a spark plug boot for a Dodge Ram. I've tried to order it from both their website and their Ebay store with the same result.

Does anyone know of a company that refurbishes MAFs? I'm not sure what else to do except just deal with it at this point.
Old 03-07-2019, 09:35 AM
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See if you can get the part number somehow, and google search using that. I have found part number searches remarkably helpful recently in trying to find a transmission temp sensor.

There appear to be a lot of 1992 style ones on ebay but not having your part in hand, I couldn't tell whether they were the same as your 1991 variety. But a part number search should give you full access to every offering on the internet.

Sometimes rockauto will give you OEM part numbers.

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Old 03-08-2019, 10:59 PM
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Check these guys:
They can re-manufacture many electronic components. You can search on their website to see if this might be a part of the "regular" rebuilding services that they do. If it doesn't show up there, give them a call. They might be able to tackle it on a one off basis.
Old 03-13-2019, 07:16 AM
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jBurney........You are 100% right. Many times nothing shows up in my various part searches until I enter the part number, then I get some action. Speak of Part Numbers, did Mitsubishi publish a Parts Book along with their Shop Manuals for the 91 - 99 Monteros? Most Parts Books have beautifully detailed drawings of all pieces on the rig, and with part numbers for every bolt, nut, washer, etc. I would love to find a Parts Book to add to my Manuals, if they exist.

But back to the MAF........I would try a real good cleaning and see if that helps. They sell spray bottles of MAF spray cleaner, along with Carb Cleaner, Throttle Bottle Cleaner, etc.
Old 03-13-2019, 08:13 AM
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I appreciate both of your input!

Parts book has been a no-go for my '91 unfortunately. I have been able to find diagrams here and there from dealership-based online parts sellers, which was a huge help in finding a front pinion seal. Searching for the MAF via the part number didn't get me much, one seller with a refurb in stock to the tune of $600. Not terrible, in the grand scheme of things, but with a $4k-ish rebuild on my hands I'd like to save a little money where I can.

I did find that Cardone still does rebuilds, for a number of different parts. You have to go through a parts dealer, but lucky for me the mechanic doing my tear out and install is a NAPA-certified shop and can handle it for me. Whole thing (with expedited shipping to make sure it gets back to the shop before the engine does) should cost me under $200, which isn't too shabby.
Old 03-15-2019, 04:37 PM
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amandar........Great, looks like you got it under control. Post some pics of the restoration work. With $4k into it so far, she must be looking good and running good soon.
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