so my 98 slk 230 komp, was doing great until this afternoon when i left work and noticed i actually had a light on....the yellow light of death..check engine...oh no!!!...never really had this light on any of my cars..but since i've been reading about this car for a while..i figured this is going to happen to me eventually due to the dreaded MAF sensor.
never the less..i kept going down the highway ...car sounds fine...the engine doesn't sound the smoothest but doesn't sound bad...then i'm like if i remember half the time this light is MAF..so just keep it calm..go to Autozone get the code pulled and see what happens..
i get the codes pulled and i got the following
the 410 sounds like MAF...
the other one 0170..i'm like what...the diagnostic says..possible bad o2 sensor/ fuel injector problem, MAF, BLA BLA BLA..
so i remember watching how to clean your MAF on youtube and saw a guy using electrical contact cleaner..and spraying the crap out of his thing and done....in anycase...before i even mess with this....i figured i would consult the guru's...
1. are these codes kinda hand in hand?
2. How often should you clean the MAF or replace it?
3. should i be cleaning it with the electrical contact cleaner?
4. what are some other possible problems or ideas..
5. Should i be driving it at all?
i was going to get a idler pulley changed on saturday as well as/ oil change/ and trans (fluid/filter,plug), fuel filter too and replace the dampner for kicks and giggles...but this kinda killed my mood for maintenance as i don't know weather to be ok or not....also some dude at autozone..you know the local genious said that it could be a air pump that went bad...i don't know.....you guys be the ones to diagnose...