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Old 08-15-2019, 11:48 PM   #1
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I'm in Paso Robles about 200 miles from home and my 06 threw a MAF sensor code. It is running fine and not overheating. What are the chances of making it home? I will be leaving Sunday morning.
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There is no way to know, based upon the information you have provided.
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:07 AM   #3
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1. When was T21 Recall done? MAF may be covered by the T21 Recall.

If not done, might be worth a trip a bit south from Paso Robles to Cole Chrysler Dodge in San Luis Obispo--MAF code might be covered by recall?

2. You've been in contact before with Vanski so could touch bases with him before you leave re code as well as possible emergency help along your way home.

Please keep us posted. Thanks.
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More info. The vehicle is an 2006 Winnebago View. 106 K so not covered under any warranty. I only have a scan gauge so limited info from there. It is reading PO101. I had stopped day before yesterday to spend the night. when I started it next the code came up. I live on a dirt road so i removed the air filter and knocked it out ( not too bad) and reinstalled. I drove about 80 miles from Mercey Hot Springs to Paso Robles on Hwy 5 to our family reunion. The truck ran great with no power loss or overheating and most of the way in cruise control.
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Are there any other local mechanics recommended in the area I can call to see if I can get a diagnosis today or tomorrow?
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... What are the chances of making it home? I will be leaving Sunday morning.
Of course there are no guarantees.

In your situation, with no operating problems/symptoms other than the MIL aka CEL, assuming that you have a known good repair option at home base, I would just plan to drive it home.

The MIL is triggered to warn about emissions control problems which may not be obvious because there are not always symptoms. The ECM aka ECU is programmed to default to set values if a sensor problem is noticed. If no operating problems are noticed driving a couple hundred miles is probably no problem. The MIL may even self clear after a number of completed run cycles.

Just an opinion from some guy on the internet.

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Are there any other local mechanics recommended in the area I can call to see if I can get a diagnosis today or tomorrow?
Anyone who refers to themselves as a "mechanic" in the year 2019, probably isn't one. Vehicle repair technicians have been referred to as technicians for well over 30 years.
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With no symptoms, I agree with Vic.
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Thank you Vic ( Aqua Putanna). That makes me worry less. I will head home and call vanski.

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Forest save yourself some headache and don't bother responding to The Grand Troll. He doesn't aim to help, just start fires and repeat unhelpful rhetoric. There are plenty of us on here who actually do want to help. Basically..........everyone else
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