"Tim McNamara" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In article <3n6dsfF3jghU1@individual.net>,
> "Beck" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Have checked the diagnostic console and it is giving a code for an
>> Air Mass Meter problem. Looking in Haynes manual is difficult to
>> know whether the air mass meter is the whole of that large pipe or
>> just a part of it as the diagram is inconclusive.
> The AMM is a unit about 6" long that has wires plugged into it, with
> hose clamps on either side of it. There is the air intake box, a short
> length of flex pipe, then the AMM, then more flex pipe leading to the
> fuel injector unit. There is a 10 mm bolt holding the AMM onto the body
> of the car. You also should replace the air box thermostat at the same
> time as the AMM.
> Replacing the AMM is about a 10 minute job. The air box thermostat is
> kind of a pain in the tuchas.
> Lots of info on the Web:
Thanks for your help. We are going to give it a clean first and see if that
is the problem. No point in paying for it to be replaced if it just needs
cleaning. I know the bit you mean though, not the pipe itself, but the box
in the middle.
Its possible its also a rogue code that has flashed up for no reason. My
dad unplugged the car battery and replaced it again and the code has not
come back on again today. Its going in for an MOT today gawd knows what they
are going to find, we got conned by the salesman. Lets hope any fixes are