Hi, I have a 98 Ford Escort. A few months ago, we got a check engine light and some rough idling, and had to change the O2 sensor. So we did that, and a few months after that, the car would just start, run for a few seconds, then sputter dead.
After googling like crazy, my husband and I came to believe it was the MAF, because we can hear the fuel pump before we go to turn it over.
We cleaned the MAF, and that didn't work, so we ended up getting a used one, which doesn't work. Further googling, led us to clean the AIC valve thingy, and check hoses for air leaks. Now, if we take the MAF off it will run a lot longer, unless you give it gas.
So we are just confused now. Any ideas?