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How Much Does a Mass Air Flow Sensor Cost?

Is your car consuming more fuel than usual?

This could be the signs of a damaged mass air flow sensor. Your car’s engine needs a functioning sensor to run efficiently. If you wait to have your mass air flow sensor issue looked at, you will literally be burning your money away.


How Much Does a Mass Air Flow Sensor Cost?

Mass Air Flow Sensor Labor and Part Costs

The average price for a new mass air flow sensor cost is around $100. When purchasing a mass air flow sensor, you have the option of an original manufacturer part or an aftermarket part. Don’t just assume aftermarket parts are low quality. A third party component can be as good as or better than the original. Do some research and look at reviews to choose the one that fits your budget and needs.

The labor price will usually comprise of a diagnostic charge and the actual repair costs. Visit a certified mechanic, to get an accurate estimate based on the specific condition of your mass air flow sensor.

Vehicle Dealership Repair Cost DIY With BAP
Year, Make & Model List Price Labor Cost ($130/HR) Total Cost Our Price Savings
Vehicle OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Number List Price Our Price Labor Time (hrs) Independent Shops Estimate National Avg Labor Cost ($100/HR) Dealerships Estimate National Avg Labor Cost ($130/HR)
2004 BMW 330i 13627566983 $470.61 $148.50 1 $130.00 (1hrs) $600.61 $148.50 $452.11
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 15904068 $285.38 $85.14 .7 $91.00 (0.7hrs) $376.38 $85.14 $291.24
2005 Dodge Sprinter 5117501AA $594.00 $193.05 0.5 $65.00 (0.5hrs) $659.00 $193.05 $465.95
2000 Nissan Frontier 16017-1S710 $380.97 $94.05 .75 $97.50 (0.75hrs) $478.47 $94.05 $384.42
1996 Nissan Altima 22680-D9003 $669.00 $183.15 1 $130.00 (1hrs) $799.00 $183.15 $615.85




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How Much Does Labor Cost For a Mass Air Flow Sensor Repair?


Of most of the parts to change on your car, replacing or repair your mass air flow sensor or MAF sensor is one of the least difficult. For many people, all it requires is taking off a few plastic pieces unscrewing a few bolts and replacing the sensor. But for some it might be a little more involved. If you’re not comfortable doing the work yourself, you can always have your mechanic do it and it shouldn’t be a labor intensive job. But there are always exceptions so it’s hard to give an exact mass air flow sensor cost as there are many variables.

Because not all vehicles are built exactly the same, there will inevitably be differences in how long it will take a mechanic for your mass air flow sensor repair. Things like where the MAF sensor is located will drastically affect the amount of labor time it will take to change the part. By adding time, the mass air flow sensor repair cost will also increase. If you mass air flow sensor repair requires the mechanic to remove many other parts to get to the part, than this will also take more time and increase the cost.

We’ve put together a table that gives average for different types of cars to give you a better idea of your mass air flow replacemnt cost will be and how long it will take.

Vehicle Classification Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Hatchbacks 2007 Honda Insight ~ .5 Labor hrs 2007 Hyundai Elantra ~ .6 labor hrs 2007 Toyota Matrix ~ .25 labor hrs
Sedans 2007 Chevrolet Impala ~ .75 labor hrs 2007 Nissan Altima ~ .4 labor hrs 2007 Buick Lucerne ~ .6 labor hrs
Wagons 2007 Audi A6 ~ 1 labor hrs 2007 Kia Rondo ~ .4 labor hrs 2007 Volvo V50 ~ .5 labor hrs
Sport Cars 2007 Ford Mustang ~ .6 labor hrs 2007 BMW M5 ~ 1 labor hrs 2007 Lexus IS350 ~ .5 labor hrs
SUVs/Crossovers 2007 Infiniti FX ~ .75 labor hrs 2007 VW Touareg ~ 1 labor hours 2007 Mercedes Benz R320 ~ .25 labor hours
Pickup Trucks 2007 Toyota Tundra ~ .5 labor hrs 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche ~ .4 labor hrs 2007 Honda Ridgeline ~ .75 labor hrs
Range = .75 labor hrs to 1 labor hrs

Why do labor times vary so much?


Labor times vary so much because not every car is designed the same. In addition not all mechanics charge the same prices or may quote different times as it may take one mechanic longer than the other. Between an independent mechanic and a dealership mechanic, you will often see a large price difference. Dealerships are almost always more expensive than an independent mechanic and do the exact same work. By going to a dealship you wil likely increase the mass air flow replacement costs.

With this short guide and table to reference we can better equip you when you go to your mechanic to get a quote for how much the labor will cost for a mass air flow sensor repair or replacement.

But this is a project we feel like most could take on themselves, armed with a just a screwdriver many of you will be able to replace your mass air flow sensors in under a half hour. If you’re not up to the job, give your mechanic a call and ask them how much it will cost to replace it. And remember that you can bring your own parts for a mechanic to put on. Buy auto parts online isn’t only for DIYers, you can find cheaper prices than what your mechanic or dealer would quote and then have them do the work instead. It will save you money and give you some confidence knowing exactly what is going in your car.

How to Save Money on a Mass Air Flow Sensor?

You might often buy your replacement car parts directly from the mechanic or a nearby brick and mortar store. The price of owning a car is on a constant increase. So why not reduce costs as much as you can, by shopping online.

Most of the time you can find the correct mass air flow sensor online by just know the year, make, and model of your car.  Sometimes you will need more information, such as the engine size.  If you happen to have the part number you will always find the right part.  Nothing is better than the OEM number right off the side of your old part. The cost of a mass air flow sensor online is always cheaper.

Find Your Mass Air Flow Sensor

To find the correct mass air flow sensor that is guaranteed to fit your car at an unbeatable price, use the Year, Make, and Model search at the top left of this page.  If you find the air flow sensor cheaper somewhere else, give one of our US based auto specialists a call and we will match that price, 1-888-907-7225. All of our air mass flow sensors come with Free Shipping and an industry leading warranty.

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