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    Air Flow Meter

    Hello,
    I have a faulty Air Flow Meter, I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find details on how to do the job myself (as Vauxhall quoted me £220...erm, no thanks). The Haynes manual was pretty useless unfortunately as its usually pretty good. I gather its a pretty easy job, I just know where to find the said component.

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    remove 2 jubillee clips, unclip the elec connector

    remove old AFM - fit new one, refit connector and clips

    DONE

    2mins tops!

    what engine is it and have u sourced a replacement yet?

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    hi mate the afm is located on the top pipe that comes from the air filter box thats on a z20let engine . what engine is in your car ?plus you can get new one for around the £100 mark 2 minute job replacing it aswell
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    £100!!!

    Most should come in at the £30-80 mark - i would only expect to pay £100 at a dealer or an independent stockist if its for the VXR etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    remove 2 jubillee clips, unclip the elec connector

    remove old AFM - fit new one, refit connector and clips

    DONE

    2mins tops!

    what engine is it and have u sourced a replacement yet?
    I've got a Mk4 1.8 SXi, havent sourced one yet, I was going to get it off to have a look at the part number first so I know Im getting the right one.

    @ Everyone...f**king good help and quick too, cheers all, well impressed.

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    here ya go bud

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Airfl...item20ae5d23c4


    I would strongly recommend this seller - ive bought a few delivery mileage AFMs from here in the past year or so and all have been top notch


    if however youd prefer a brand new warranted unit then here u go

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Air-F...item2c4f306a76


    OR

    submit a best offer on this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/astra-mk4-2-0-...item1e5a61a41a

    **1.8 & 2.0 models are the same hence the last listing showing it as 2.0**

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    Astra Owners = Legends!!

    Cheers very much.

    I just went out and found the AFM straight away with any hassle, cant believe they wanted to charge me £220, f**kers. Just another quick question...I read somewhere that if you disconnect it the engine management light would go, I did that and it didnt go. Do you know if what I read was true or not? Truth be told cant remember where I read it and I think I was only skimming anyway.

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    if the fault still remains (in this case the AFM) then disconnecting the battery wont have any effect

    if the AFM was replaced (and thus the fault no longer present) then disconnecting the battery should clear the fault code

    the batt would need to be disconnected for about 30mins - another quicker and better way is to locate the main ECU and just unplug the 2 big plugs for 10mins - same as battery method but this will retain the 12v feed to stereo and other components so if u still have the factory head unit then u wont need to input the security code each time the battery is reconnected!

    The best thing though would be to buy an off the shelf code reader for £20 which can read/clear fault codes at the touch of a button. Only useful on Z series petrol engines though, in this case from 2000 onwards

    HTH

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    Wish Id know about that before I took it into Vauxhall, lol. They even charged me for putting oil in that I didnt ask them for, even though I had a full unopened 2litres on the back seat.

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    www.autovaux.co.uk

    £59.00 assuming it's not an X18XE engine, and that'll be a genuine Bosch item. Avoid any other brands as they are crap.

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