According to Wikipedia (which offers a great geeky definition) – “an air flow meter, is a device that measures air flow, i.e. how much air is flowing through a tube. It does not measure the volume of the air passing through the tube, it measures the actual speed of the air flowing through the device in a defined time segment. Thus air flow meters are simply an application of mass flow meters for a special medium. Typically, mass air flow measurements are expressed in the units of kilograms per second ”
The cost of a used Air Flow Meter can range from $25-$30 in some vehicles and upwards of $315 for a 2012 Mercedes S550
|2001 Ford Mustang||$216.00||$15.00||$201.00|
|2005 Chevy Impala||$378.00||$20.00||$358.00|
|2002 Toyota Camry||$249.00||$25.00||$224.00|
|2007 Nissan Versa||$352.00||$25.00||$327.00|
|2007 Mercedes CLK550||$687.00||$75.00||$612.00|
|2009 Honda Civic||$311.00||$25.00||$286.00|
Look for water contamination, breakage, battery acid damage. (Get a picture if you can, if not, ask your salesperson). It’s common for the electric plug to get damaged during dismantling or as a result of a collision.
Easy install, very straight forward.
Just keep things clean and check the plug from time to time during oil changes or routine maintenance.