Thanks for the input Vic! I wasn't aware the wiring would be so fragile, but it is pretty old at this point so not too surprised. I'll be sure to disconnect them next time around. When I'm on desktop I'll add an overlay to the video at those points to let everyone know.Thanks for the video.
I've seen where the MAF electrical connector wires have had insulation damage and even broken wires right at the molded connector. I've wondered why they would be damaged. They normally just sit there alone and pretty.
I have always removed the MAF electrical connector for my filter changes. I think that your video gives a clue for the wire damage. In the video at about the 1:15 and 3:00 mark it appears that the MAF connector wires are jammed against the body metal and kinked a bit. I would recommend removing the MAF electrical connector for a filter change to avoid that happening.
It does look like your air filter may have been unseated and allowing dirty air to bypass. Did you inspect and clean the MAF plastic grid? When a proper filter is doing its job the MAF should be basically white glove clean, or at least not much dirt being present.
Thanks Linden! Videos like this always have helped me work on my past cars, so thought I'd try to get the good angles/shots myself for everyone that has helped me learn hereTwo thumbs up on the most important aspect of the job which you did!
Vacuum out the air box or blast it clean with a shop line.
Sadly laziness acts supreme, folk simply slip the filter in and out and forget the most important pats of the job --keep it all clean!
Good instructional video .