Hi everybody, I have a question concerning the mass airflow sensor. This is more of a curiosity thing for me at this point. So the original MAF for my car (2002 sentra gxe 1.8l) malfunctioned and from what I can tell, the J shaped silver wire in the middle of the inner component is gone (see the sample picture below-it is the thing that looks kinda like a paper clip)
I guess that is the hotwire of the MAF? I am wondering if I can get a hold of one of these things and solder it on,will the MAF work again (assuming that is the only thing that is wrong with it). I mean I already got a replacement MAF so this is more like a “what if” for me. Many thanks!